Monday, April 20, 2009

AALL LISP Public Library Toolkit: Alabama

Gigi Panagotacos and Tim Lewis each gave very informative/educational presentations for non-law librarians at the Alabama Libraries Association meeting in Auburn on April 8, 2009.

Gigi's presentation was a quick and dirty basic introduction to legal research; from how to interpret a citation, to core reference materials (the Blue Book and Black's Law Dictionary), to the types of primary and secondary materials - print & online - available.

Tim talked about what kind of research/reference services non-law librarians can provide their pro se patrons that should not and will not require the librarians to actually "practice" law (a boundary one can easily cross without even realizing it).

I've also added the handout Myra sent to the Legal Information Services to the public SIS at AALL to our Bibliography. The link is titled: AALL LISP Public Library Toolkit.

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