USA: Eileen Schnur, Ward and Smith’s Library and Research Services Manager, has recently been elected President of the Raleigh Area Law Librarians Association (RALLA).

In April, RALLA held one of its first gatherings, led by Eileen, its new president. The session featured a thought-provoking presentation by Andrew Wisniewsky, a Clinical Assistance Professor of Law and Reference Librarian from UNC-Chapel Hill, who shed light on the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in legal research education. Andrew’s insightful discourse underscored the increasing significance of AI in the realm of legal research, emphasizing its pivotal role in shaping the future landscape of the legal profession.

As part of her efforts, Eileen organized a visit for RALLA members to the Duke Law Library for a guided tour, providing them with a valuable learning experience.

Reflecting on the visit, Eileen emphasized the importance of firsthand exposure to the support offered to new attorneys. She noted, “It’s vital to witness firsthand the support provided to new attorneys. These opportunities are invaluable in shaping their expectations as they embark on their careers. I am thrilled to be leading the charge in providing such enriching experiences for our members.”

Raleigh Area Law Librarians Association is a networking group for anyone involved in, or interested in, Law Librarianship in the Triangle Area. Click here for more information about how to join.