9 December 2015

Bringing the Law to the Library

By Jan Richards

The IFLA Law Libraries Section, Public Libraries Section and Government Information and Official Publications Section is seeking proposals to be presented at their joint session on Bringing the Law to the Library: connections, collaboration, and community in support of access to justice and the rule of law, to be held at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Columbus, Ohio (USA), August 13-19, 2016.

People around the world need government and legal information, but often they are not located near a physical law library collection and they lack the means or knowledge to access to online legal resources. For most users, navigating the finer points of legal materials in any format requires some assistance. Public librarians have front-line access to people who want to use legal resources but they are not trained in the use of those resources, in print or online. This session will focus on how law libraries and public libraries around the globe are finding ways to facilitate access to justice resources through innovative collaborations and initiatives.

Proposal abstracts must be submitted by January 15, 2016

Public Libraries, Conferences, United States of America

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