New Help! Webinar!
Published April 29, 2013
Tags: government information, help!
Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents … “Legal Research …Without the Law Library” Tuesday, May 14 at 12:00 pm
The Government Resources Section of the North Carolina Library Association welcomes you to a series of webinars designed to help us all do better reference work by increasing our familiarity with government information resources, and by discovering the best strategies for navigating them.
Researching the law is a complex and difficult process, not just for library patrons but also for the librarians who are asked to provide them with guidance. Effective legal research requires an understanding of the interplay between legal materials from all three branches of government within both federal and state systems. Unfamiliar jargon and constant changes to the law can also pose unique challenges for the novice legal researcher. The next Government Resources Section webinar will outline a mix of free and widely-available subscription resources which can help library patrons find and use legal materials, along with tips to help librarians identify the important distinctions between “legal reference” and “legal advice.”
Jennifer L. Behrens is the Head of Reference Services & a Lecturing Fellow at Duke Law School’s J. Michael Goodson Law Library, where she provides regular instruction on legal research topics. Jennifer holds both a JD and an MLS from the University at Buffalo, and previously worked as a graduate assistant in UB’s Charles B. Sears Law Library as well as its Lockwood Library’s former Business & Government Documents Reference Center. She served as Secretary/Treasurer of NCLA’s Government Resources Section from 2009-2011.
We will meet together for Session #26, online on Tuesday, May 14 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (Eastern). Please RSVP for the Session by May 13 at 5:00 pm using this link: http://tinyurl.com/grs-session26
Technical requirements: We will be using collaborative software called Blackboard Collaborate. It requires that you be able to download Java onto your computer, but you do not need any special software. After you RSVP, we will send you a link that you can use to test the software. If you have any questions, please contact Lynda Kellam (email@example.com
). You do not need a microphone as a chat system is available in the software, but you do need speakers or headphones.
The session will be recorded and made available after the live session, linked from the NCLA GRS web page (http://www.nclaonline.org/government-resources).