Adult Services & Programming Workshop

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
South Central Library System
Wisconsin State Law Library - Rare Books Room

Event Details

Location: Rare Books Room, Wisconsin State Law Library, 120 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Madison

Agenda: 

8:30 - 9 a.m.        Registration & Refreshments
9 - 10:30 a.m.      It's a Trap! How to Avoid Giving Legal Advice in Reference Services

Librarians can be at the front lines of the legal system. Helping users to access legal information and resources can be complicated. Where is the line between research help and giving legal advice? How can you determine which sources are authoritative or up to date? This session gives examples and practical tips, including phrases you can use to manage your users’ expectations. Discover online sources for case law, statutes, and regulations, and understand how the Wisconsin State Law Library’s website and services can be used to optimize your legal reference services.

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.      Break
10:45 - 12 p.m.          Program Idea & Information Swap

Come prepared to share your Top 5 programs from the last year. Was there a program that was a hit? Or not? We want to hear about it! This is your opportunity to network and connect with other Adult Services and Programming librarians in SCLS.

12 - 12:30 p.m.         Wisconsin State Law Library Tour

Join the librarians from the State Law Library to get a tour of this unique library.


Event Type(s): CE - Continuing Education Workshop
Presenter: WSLL Librarians
Jean Anderson
(608) 246-5613

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