March 10, 1997
The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), LEXIS-NEXIS and the West Group are now offering free legal research and promotional materials to help AALL members celebrate the 1997 AALL Legal Research Teach-In, an annual event for legal information providers which coincides with National Library Week, April 13-19, 1997.
The West Group will provide a legal research training kit. This kit, now being generously provided by the West Group for the fourth year, is designed to provide assistance for research instructional programs. It includes pathfinders, research guides, posters, lesson plans, lecture notes, research exercises, and other instructional materials developed by law librarians for use by law librarians. The kit covers a wide range of subjects and brings together traditional legal research sources together with the newest electronic sources. One kit per institution is available free of charge from the West Group. Contact Rob Hafiz, West Group, 612/687-6790.
Colorful notepads will also be available to help promote the 1997 Teach-In. Designed with Teach-In committee assistance and generously produced by LEXIS-NEXIS, these notepads can be used by library staff or given away to patrons as an incentive to participate in library events. Fax or e-mail requests for notepads to Judy Floyd Evans, LEXIS-NEXIS, at 513/865-1858 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to indicate name, address, and quantity needed.
The 1997 Legal Research Teach-In is coordinated by AALL's Research Instruction & Patron Services Special Interest Section (RIPS-SIS) and co-chairs Gail Partin (Associate Librarian, Dickinson School of Law Library) and Karen Brunner (Library Manager, Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti). Its purpose is to offer AALL members and other legal information specialists the opportunity to help patrons improve their skills.
The American Association of Law Libraries was founded in 1906 to promote and enhance the value of law libraries to the legal and public communities, to foster the profession of law librarianship, and to provide leadership in the field of legal information.