Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents ... Legal Research Basics Redux  

The Government Resources Section of the North Carolina Library Association welcomes you to a series of webinars designed to help us increase our familiarity with government information. All are welcome because government information wants to be free.

Researching the law is a complex and difficult process, even for those with a legal background! This webinar will outline a mix of free and low-cost resources which can help librarians and library patrons find and use legal materials effectively. “Legal Research Basics” is an updated version of the NCLA legal research webinar which was presented in May 2013.

Jennifer L. Behrens is the Head of Reference Services & a Lecturing Fellow at Duke Law School’s J. Michael Goodson Law Library, where she provides regular instruction on legal research topics. Jennifer holds both a JD and an MLS from the University at Buffalo, and previously worked as a graduate assistant in UB’s Charles B. Sears Law Library as well as its Lockwood Library’s former Business & Government Documents Reference Center. She served as Secretary/Treasurer of NCLA’s Government Resources Section from 2009-2011.

We will meet together for Session #58, online on May 17 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (Eastern). Please RSVP for the session using this link:

Technical requirements: We will be using collaborative software called Blackboard Collaborate. It requires that you be able to download Java onto your computer, but you do not need any special software. After you RSVP, we will send you a link that you can use to test the software. If you have any questions, please contact Lynda Kellam (lmkellam [at] uncg [dot] edu). You do not need a microphone as a chat system is available in the software, but you do need speakers or headphones.

The session will be recorded and made available after the live session, linked from the NCLA GRS web page (

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm