Presentation Title

Seven Things Your Uncle Floyd Never Told You About Teaching Information Literacy and the Law

Location

Room 212

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

To the uninitiated, having a few Westlaw or Lexis passwords in our back pocket might seem sufficient – after all, what more could one wish for? But providing access to those resources is only the start. Information literacy among legal professionals demands so much more. Join our presenters on this highly interactive, hands-on trek through the referential land of online legal resources, as we learn how to find them, how to rate them, and even how to use them.

Presentation Description

How a law professor and librarian taught students to incorporate non legal research to support legal claims and defenses, including framing issues, finding appropriate databases, evaluating the quality of the sources found, and the accuracy of the conclusions drawn from the information found as result of the research.

Keywords

Information literacy, embedded librarian, law, legal studies

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 30th, 2:45 PM Sep 30th, 4:00 PM

Seven Things Your Uncle Floyd Never Told You About Teaching Information Literacy and the Law

Room 212

To the uninitiated, having a few Westlaw or Lexis passwords in our back pocket might seem sufficient – after all, what more could one wish for? But providing access to those resources is only the start. Information literacy among legal professionals demands so much more. Join our presenters on this highly interactive, hands-on trek through the referential land of online legal resources, as we learn how to find them, how to rate them, and even how to use them.