Monday, June 28, 2010

E-Government in Public Libraries: Legal Information and Resources for Librarians

Statewide Seminars Sponsored by the State Library and Archives of Florida

Join your Florida library staff colleagues to learn more about the resources for locating legal information to assist library patrons with their search for justice in Florida Courts. This seminar will include an introduction to a variety of websites as well as other sources of information. Find out more about legal aid resources in various regions of the state and how to find local resources for your patrons. These seminars will help build relationships that will improve communication between Florida public libraries and the Florida self-help legal aid community.

  • Whitney Curtis, Reference/Instructional Services Librarian at Stetson University College of Law
  • Dani Lichtenberg, Research and Information Services Manager at Palm Beach County Library System
  • Nancy Fredericks, E-Government Services Manager for Pasco County Public Library Cooperative
  • Jimmy Midyette, Director of Statewide Technology for Florida Legal Services, Inc.
Curtis, Lichtenberg and Fredericks represented Florida libraries at the January 2010 Conference on Public Libraries and Access to Justice held in Austin, Texas. Together with Midyette and Brown, they applied for a grant from the National Center for State Courts to tailor the information from the national conference to the needs of public librarians in Florida. Each seminar location will have additional guest speakers from the surrounding region.

For more program information, contact Karen Clinton Brown, State Library and Archives of Florida Library Program Specialist for E-Government, at or 850.245.6633.

Registration information:

North Florida
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
State Library and Archives of Florida
R.A. Gray Building
500 S. Bronough Street, Room 307
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0250

For registration assistance, contact Sena Heiman at or 850.245.6628.

Southeast Florida
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Southeast Florida Library Information Network
Nova Southeastern University
Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center, Room 4009
3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314

For registration assistance, contact Lois Albertson at or 877.733.5460, ext. 224.

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