Our Knowledge Put into Action: Helping Public Librarians Learn Basic Legal Research (E6)

Date/Time: Monday, July 16, 2018: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Speakers: Allison Symulevich, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law; Tiffany Camp Johnson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Sarah Mauldin, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP; Liz Reppe, Minnesota State Law Library

Public librarians are often the first resource for public patrons with legal research questions. However, these librarians may not have the necessary legal research training to assist patrons. This knowledge gap presents an opportunity for law librarians to reach out to public librarians to host training workshops for basic legal research. This program will provide information on how law librarians can create and present free or low-cost educational programs or workshops on legal research basics to public librarians. Participants will also receive ideas about successful schedules, topics, exercises, and follow-up activities. Through workshops, law librarians will be able to add value to their communities and their institutions by building stronger bonds with other libraries, organizations, and underserved populations.

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