Cool New Legal Sources Online

Registration is not required. More information and access information is available online.

The link to this program will be available at 2:30 p.m. on October 13, 2010.

Speaker: Mary Minow

  • Do you Google to find self-help legal information for library users?
  • When was the last time you learned about online legal resources?
  • Do you know the difference between legal information and legal advice?

A stunning array of new sources and tools are available to librarians and the general public. Learn how to guide library users to self-help legal materials written by legal experts. Go beyond Google in searching for reputable legal information, by using specialized legal search engines and tools. Want primary law? It’s been enhanced with 2.0 tools that can help your users navigate the arcane waters of legislation, regulations, and more. Finally, it’s time to review the difference between legal information and legal advice, to make sure you stay on the information side of the line.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, attendees will learn about:

  • how to direct library users to self-help legal materials
  • search tools for reputable legal information
  • where to go for primary law resources enhanced with 2.0 tools
  • emerging trends ( and mobile legal tools

This webinar will be of interest to reference staff at both public and academic libraries. Please note: This webinar is not designed for law librarians, but rather staff who work as generalists and are in need of basic resources.

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