Date/Time: Sunday, July 19, 2015: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Coordinator/Speaker: Emily Bergfeld, Bernard E. Witkin Alameda County Law Library
Moderator/Speaker: Malinda Muller, LA Law Library
Speaker: Victoria Williamson, Riverside County Law Library
Tracks: General or Core Programs
With shrinking budgets and rising costs, county law libraries are challenged to successfully meet the legal information needs of the regions they serve. Typically operating from a populous county seat, many county law libraries are unable to maintain a physical presence in outlying areas of their communities. To address this problem, county law libraries can extend their reach by partnering with existing public libraries located in these underserved areas. In this session, a panel of county law librarians will discuss the benefits and challenges of public library partnerships, strategies for successful implementation, and the potential for this paradigm to advance the access to justice initiative. This program is sponsored by the SCCLL-SIS.