Date/Time: Monday, July 17, 2017: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Coordinator/Moderator: Malinda Muller, LA Law Library;
Speakers: Cynthia Lewis, Vermont Law SchoolJulien and Virginia Cornell Library; Sue Ludington, Washington County Law Library; Ryan Metheny; Karen Westwood, Hennepin County Law Library
Tracks: Library Management; Reference, Research & Client Services
Given the magnitude of the gap in access to justice and dwindling resources, how do law libraries provide meaningful access and reach a larger audience? This program offers novel, scalable, replicable, and instructional outreach programs, using limited staffing and resources. Libraries will learn to provide affordable, community-based learning opportunities, as well as expand public access to services and tools for navigating the legal system. In particular, the panel will provide instructive examples of adaptable programming and outreach initiatives offered by both small and large institutions to expand legal access and awareness.