I went to the West Party at the House of Blues last night, and it was loud and fabulous, as usual. The BBQ was good, the music was great, and mingling with untold numbers of librarians was fantastic.
There is a groundswell of interest in competitive intelligence among law firm librarians right now. Firms are competing for the same business more fiercely, and librarians are speaking up to say, "hey, we can keep you on top of what your best clients are doing, we can alert you to new possibilities, we can provide analysis of companies and industries." Some feel that this will be our new area of expertise, others are concerned that marketing will grab it out of our hands and run with it. This should be an interesting area to watch.