We should create and maintain a bright line between professionals and nonprofessionals in law libraries. If we fail to acknowledge any difference between professionals and non-professionals, why should our employers? The least we should ask of people seeking to enter the profession is to make a commitment to the profession by earning a degree. Rather than act as individuals within a profession, we must act as professional individuals, continually aware of how our individual actions will influence our field. Perhaps then we can stop ranting and begin enjoying the fruits of our professional labor.
Jack McNeill, Of Rants and Money, AALL Spectrum, March 2011, at 6, available at http://digitalcommons.pace.edu/lawfaculty/482/.