Teaching & Training

Access to Justice, Public Libraries - the Law Library Connection

Law libraries have much to offer in access to justice. This program would explore the current state of access to justice and public libraries, with Maryland’s experience as an example, and discuss the role of the law librarian in content development. Maryland’s Access to Justice Commission is working with law librarians to create a coordinated approach to access to justice and public libraries by bringing together legal service providers, the public library community and law librarians. The end product will be a combination of standard trainings for public librarians on legal reference and referrals from regional in-person trainings to online webinars. (In addition, the Legal Services Corporation is seeking to create an online curriculum for public librarians. An update from LSC on the project and its relation to what is actually already in place should be considered as well.)

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