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Lib2Gov.org: Connecting Patrons with Legal Information
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 1:00:00 PM CST - 2:00:00 PM CST
Public library staff are often called upon to respond to questions about law and legal situations. Because these questions are often complicated and confusing, and because there are frequent warnings about not offering legal advice, reference staff may be uncomfortable addressing legal reference questions. This session will help build reference staff confidence in responding to such inquiries. he session offers information on understanding the basics of law, legal resources, and legal reference practice. You’ll learn how to handle a law reference interview, including where to draw the line between information and advice; key vocabulary to know; and unravelling citation formats. Tips will be offered on how to assess and choose between legal resources, and best starting resources will be provided.

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