Book Review: Legal Reference for Librarians: How and Where to Find the Answers
Keywords:legal, law, questions, review, reference, librarians
AbstractThis book review was written to endorse Legal Reference for Librarians: How and Where to Find the Answers by Paul D. Healey. In eight years of library experience I have witnessed how reference librarians handle legal questions. This book explains not only our legal system but also what constitutes legal advice and what does not with easy to understand examples. In addition, each state is included with helpful resources. As librarians, we can say we can't give legal advice but we should never just dismiss our patrons because we are unprepared for legal questions. I would make the argument that at the minimum every library should own this book.
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