Legal Responsibilities & Ethics

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  • Strategic Partnership to Improve Access to Civil Legal Justice through Public Libraries

    In consultation with Legal Services Corporation (LSC), WebJunction is developing a new course for US public library staff who work in reference, adult services, or outreach positions on how to improve community members' access to civil legal informat...

  • Hooray for Freedom! Webinars on the Legal and Ethical Foundations of Library Practice

    This summer WebJunction is pleased to host, in collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries and Library Journal, a two-part webinar series exploring library policies and procedures related to intellectual freedom, privacy, and con...

  • Social Library, Law Edition

    With seven examples of libraries providing their communities with access to legal information and services, we've made this the 'Law Edition' in our Social Library series. Libraries are collaborating with partners for programs, workshops, clinics, an...

  • Civil Legal Aid Program at the Cleveland Public Library Meets Local Needs

    The Cleveland Public Library and The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland had been working in partnership for years, offering several legal aid workshops on general topics that were open to the public. But Aaron Mason, the library's Assistant Director, Out...

  • Lawyers in Libraries: Meeting Local Needs at the Jacksonville Public Library

    The Jacksonville Public Library in northeast Florida consists of 21 locations and a library staff ready and willing to connect their community to the resources they need – including support with civil legal issues. In 2014, Lisa Buggs, Coordinator of...

  • Censorship: Be Prepared for Challenges

    Although it might seem like a problem of the past, challenging books continues to be an issue libraries and schools experience regularly. In fact, every year the American Library Association (ALA) releases the top ten list of most frequently challeng...

  • Stories of Inclusion: Inclusive Practices at Cultural Institutions

    Although it's been 25 years since the passage of the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), there is still much to learn to ensure that your programs and services are fully accessible and inclusive. Don't miss this unique opportunity to attend a thre...

  • Open and Shut: Privacy and Data Literacy for Library Staff

    Since the early twentieth century, public libraries across the United States have defended the privacy rights of its patrons.

    Yet, as networked digital tools become more sophisticated at collecting, storing, and sharing information about us, p...