Earlier this year I said that Information Overload may be the phrase/trend for 2008. It looks like that may have been an accurate prediction. This week LexisNexis released a workplace productivity survey that suggests legal professionals suffer from information overload at a staggering rate.
80% of legal professionals reported feeling “overloaded with information.”
Law librarians are ideally suited to help individuals and organizations deal with information overload. Training attorneys in personal information management, participating in knowledge management programs, and particpating on intranet teams are natural roles for librarians. These areas can greatly alleviate information overload and influence the bottom line of their firms.