I love reading about library outreach, a topic critical, in my opinion, to the survival of any library. As I was scanning through the AALL Spectrum issues sent to me in my welcome packet from AALL, I came across this article about Northern Kentucky University’s Chase College of Law’s outreach efforts. Staff here acknowledged what I think is easily forgotten: law libraries are not always the first place patrons go for legal research questions. Therefore, the librarians at NKU’s law library provided a series of outreach programs to library staff at surrounding public libraries, to great success. I will leave it to you to read the article, but what a fantastic, and worthwhile, outreach endeavor, one that will hopefully inspire copycats the country over!
I am the Assistant Director for Public Services at Indiana University's Maurer School of Law. My research interests include exploring how emerging and existing technologies can be used to enhance library services and legal education as well as how to address knowledge gaps and meet the educational expectations of today's law students. View All Posts