Tag Archives: Legal

Researching the Law: Finding Cases and Judicial Documents – Part 2 – An Introduction to Judicial Dockets, Oral Arguments and Court Records and Briefs 1 LEU

Part 2 of this webinar will introduce participants to federal and state judicial dockets.  Participants will learn what a docket is and about the different types of documents that are generated throughout the life of a court case.  We will also discuss how to find court briefs and oral arguments using both commercial and free resources.

Date recorded: 02/13/20

Format:  Archived YouTube Format

Presenter:  Jennifer Morgan, Jerome Hall Law Library, Indiana University

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Researching the Law: Finding Cases and Judicial Documents – Pt. 1: An Introduction to Court Structure and Finding Case Law – 1 LEU

Part 1 of this webinar will introduce participants to the structure of the American legal system, the federal court structure, and the concepts of stare decisis and judicial precedence.  Participants will learn how different states structure their court systems, with a focus on Indiana.  We will explore different free sources for researching case law, including state judiciary websites and Google Scholar.  Finally, we will discuss Nexis Uni, a commercial legal database, commonly available at academic libraries.

Date Recorded: 2/6/20

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Kimberly Mattioli, Jerome Hall Library, Indiana University

Carefully Crafted Codes of Conduct – 1 LEU

Many disruptive patron behaviors can be managed using appropriate and equally applied policies and procedures. In this webinar Cheri Harris, Legal Consultant for the Indiana State Library, will review relevant court cases and describe the legal standards that impact your choice of wording. She will discuss best practices and provide sample language.  She will respond to recent questions about suspending or banning rule-breaking patrons and provide some guidance for making and carrying out those decisions.

Date Recorded: 03/28/19

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Cheri Harris, Certification Program Director/Legal Consultant, Indiana State Library

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Guns in Libraries – 1 LEU


image of bullets in gunGun violence has been all over the news this year and you’ve told us this topic has been on your mind. What can libraries can do to promote the safety of both staff and the public? ISL staff will cover Indiana gun laws and how they impact libraries. We will provide appropriate language for library policies regarding patron behavior and clarify what libraries can and can’t regulate. Library Director Mary K. Emmrich will discuss the process Newton County Public Library went through last year to develop an active shooter policy and share the outcome.

Date Recorded: 6/29/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Mary K. Emmerich/ Newton County Public Library; Cheri Harris/Indiana State Library


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Using iga.in.gov – 1 TLEU

This webinar will show participants how to use the freely available information on the Indiana General Assembly’s website. Topics covered will include bill tracking and finding Indiana statutes and regulations.

Date Recorded: 9/20/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Kim Mattioli, Student Services Librarian, Jerome Hall Law Library, Indiana University Maurer School of Law


Legal Research Basics for Librarians – 1 TLEU

This webinar will help you answer legal research questions from patrons and will also help you assist patrons who are doing their own legal research. Starting with an overview of different types of legal authority we will distinguish between primary and secondary authority. Then we will look at strategies and tools for finding state and federal statutes, regulations, and case law. Paying special attention to Indiana materials we will demonstrate how to use a variety of free websites to conduct legal research on-line. We conclude with tips for how to stick to conducting legal research and avoid providing legal advice.

Date Recorded: 3/29/18

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Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:   Cheri Harris / Indiana State Library

 

 


Ethics 101 – 1 LEU


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New to the profession? Or want a refresher on library responsibilities regarding censorship and intellectual property? In this webinar, we will look at different ways that librarians consider ALA best practices when making collection decisions. We will also look at resources for determining fair use and intellectual property considerations in your school or library program.

Date Recorded: 2/6/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:   Chad Heck / Pike High School and Darcy Davidson Armstrong / Eckhart Public Library


Interlocal Agreements – 1 LEU

 

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Is your library close to the Indiana border and you would like to serve non-residents that live across the border in another state? Or, are you interested in partnering with a neighboring township to provide library service to the unserved residents of that township? Are you interested in working with a nearby school system to provide library services to students? If any of this applies to you and your library, join IU legal extern, Trevor Oakerson, for a webinar on interlocal agreements. The types of agreements to be discussed include interstate compact agreements, service agreements with townships, and partnerships with other local government entities. This webinar will cover the minimum requirements for these agreements by law as well as some tips on how to draft a thorough agreement.

Date Recorded: 7/26/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

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Presenter: Trevor Oakerson / Indiana State Library


Certification & Standards, 2017 and Beyond – 1 LEU

image of bindersFollow the links below for more information about changes in library certification in Indiana starting in 2017. The webinar below was recorded on 12/15/2016.

Date Recorded: 12/15/2016

Format: Adobe Connect Recording

Presenter:  Sylvia Watson / Indiana State Library