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COVID-19 Has Allowed Law Librarians to Flex Their Tech Prowess – “Newly appointed American Association of Law Libraries president Emily Florio discusses how COVID-19 is allowing law librarians to shatter myths about their capabilities. On Monday, Hogan Lovells U.S. senior research services manager Emily Florio was formally elevated to president of the American Association of Law Libraries. Last week, AALL held its all-virtual conference in lieu of its originally scheduled meeting in New Orleans. While COVID-19 caused difficult and laborious replanning, Florio noted the convention was a success with over 1,200 participants. But the novel coronavirus’s impact didn’t stop at in-person meetings. More broadly, COVID-19 has altered the perception of law librarians and highlighted the advanced legal research librarians can remotely perform, Florio argued. American Association of Law Libraries president Emily Florio. Below, Florio discusses how AALL is adapting to COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement, all while promoting law librarians’ evolution. This interview has been been edited for clarity and length…”

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