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Free webinar: Giving legal advice to patrons

Every day, public library staff are asked to answer legal questions. Since these questions are often complicated and confusing, and because there are frequent warnings about not offering legal advice, reference staff may be uncomfortable addressing legal reference questions. To

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Webinar archive: Fighting Ebola with information

Archived video from the American Library Association (ALA) webinar “Fighting Ebola and Infectious Diseases with Information: Resources and Search Skills Can Arm Librarians,” is now available. The free webinar teaches participants how to find and share reliable health information on

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Free webinar: Helping patrons understand Ebola

Reminder: On Tuesday, October 14, 2014, library leaders from the U.S. National Library of Medicine will host the free webinar “Fighting Ebola and Infectious Diseases with Information: Resources and Search Skills can Arm Librarians.” The webinar will teach participants how

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Webinar: Fighting Ebola with information

Recent outbreaks across the globe and in the U.S. have increased public awareness of the potential public health impacts of infectious diseases. As a result, many librarians are assisting their patrons in finding credible information sources on topics such as

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“Outside the Lines” at ICMA

This week, many libraries are inviting their communities to reconnect as part of a national effort called Outside the Lines (September 14-20). Since my personal experience of new acquaintances often includes an exclamation of “I didn’t know libraries did that,”

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