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I’m Not a Lawyer or Doctor: Providing Patrons the Information They Need While Keeping Your Professional Integrity and Sanity

We all receive questions about medical and legal matters that go beyond our expertise and comfort level. However, we still want to help or point our patrons to the places where they can get the answers they need. And, that is where we often falter. This program aims to introduce law, special, academic, and public librarians to a variety of medical and legal research concepts and technologies available to best assist our patrons. By the end of this program, you will feel more confident in helping patrons to find the resources they need in order to successfully care for and represent themselves, find low/no cost legal aid, get second opinions and more information about personal health issues, while not putting yourself in legal or ethical dilemmas.



Wednesday, February 20, 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Warwick Public Library Idea Studio
Margot Malachowski, MLS, AHIP Education and Outreach Coordinator National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region; Jessica Almeida, Assistant Librarian, UMass Law, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts; Mike VanderHeijden, Chair of the LLNE Access to Justice Committee, Yale ; Alisha Hennen, Access Services/Assessment Librarian, Roger Williams University School of Law
Event Type:
OLIS Continuing Education
  Multi-type Reference Working Group  
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Event Organizer

Alicia Waters

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