Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Carterette Series Webinar: Basic Legal Research for Any Librarian - May 7, 2014

Basic Legal Research for Any Librarian
Presented by Sarah Mauldin and Meg Butler
Wednesday, May 7 -- 2:00pm - 3:30pm Eastern Time

Register:  http://tinyurl.com/ncxtjpg

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 useful 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 the state of 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.

Sarah Mauldin is Director of Library Services at Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP in Atlanta, GA.  She has worked in law firms in Nevada and Texas and had a (very) short stint as a public librarian immediately after gaining her M.L.I.S. with a Certificate in Law Librarianship from the University of Texas at Austin.  She also holds a B.A. in Letters with a minor in MIS from the University of Oklahoma.  Despite all of that moving around she is a proud Atlanta native.

Meg Butler has been teaching legal research to law students and others since becoming a librarian in 2006.  Classes taught range from introduction to legal research, advanced legal research, and intellectual property legal research.  She earned her law degree from the University of Oregon, her library degree from Queens College, and a degree in education from Brooklyn College.

Can't make it to the live show? That's okay. The session will be recorded and available on the Carterette Series Webinars site for later viewing.

To register for the online event
1. Go to registration page: http://tinyurl.com/ncxtjpg
2. Complete and submit the form.
4. A URL for the event will be emailed to you immediately after registration.

Contact a member of the Carterette Series planning team with questions or suggestions.
Casey Long: clong@agnesscott.edu
Kimberly Boyd: kboyd2@brenau.edu
Sarah Steiner: ssteiner@gsu.edu

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