Tuesday, April 29, 2014

May: Basic Legal Research for any Librarian (Georgia Library Association)

May 7 (12-1:30 pm Mountain)
If you encounter public patrons who come to the library seeking legal help (for example, how to get social security benefits or pursue a discrimination claim) Sarah Mauldin and Meg Butler will guide you through federal tools and resources that are freely available online. You can share these resources with your patrons to help them with their reference questions. Using Georgia as a case study, Sarah and Meg will demonstrate how the research principles they discuss in a federal context are generalizable to state law, in case your patrons ask questions about being evicted, getting divorced, or modifying child support. As a bonus, they will explain how to avoid the unauthorized practice of law while assisting library patrons.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://gla.georgialibraries.org/mediawiki/index.php/Carterette_Series_Webinars