Field Trips

Field Trip: Kane County Law Library

DATE:  Friday, September 6, 2019

TIME:  10 AM – 12:30 PM

Kane County Law Library and Legal Self Help Center
37W777 Rt. 38
St. Charles, IL 60175

COST:  Free

Located within the Kane County Judicial Center, the Kane County Law Library & Self Help Legal Center is open to the public and provides access to digital and print resources for legal research. Staffed by a team of library professionals, the Kane County Law Library & Self Help Legal Center aims to “provide outstanding service, recognizing, supporting, and furthering open and equal access to legal and governmental information.”

Join us for a field trip to the law library, which will include a tour of the library followed by a presentation from the library’s director, Halle Cox, on the library’s resources and answers to the commonly asked questions by librarians and patrons. Prairie State Legal Services and Administer Justice will also give short presentations on their services. Lunch following the program will be provided to all attendees courtesy of the Kane County Law Library & Self Help Legal Center. For more information on Kane County Law Library & Self Help Legal Center, please click here.

Programs Resources

Steven’s Jablonski’s Presentation on Legal Resources

Our recent program highlighting legal resources for reference librarians was a big success! Thank you to both attorney Teri Ross, who spoke about Illinois Legal Aid, and reference librarian Steven Jablonski, who gave a presentation on legal resources.

Steven was kind of enough to share his presentation slides with us to post on this site!


Legal Resources for Reference Librarians

In this economic climate, it seems like more people are taking it upon themselves to find answers to their legal questions. If you’re a reference librarian in need of a refresher on legal resources, we have a great program for you on March 4!

Attorney Teri Ross will demonstrate the features of the Illinois Legal Aid website and show librarians how to assist their patrons in accessing legal information. She will also provide a brief explanation of the legal services delivery system in Illinois and discuss ethical considerations when providing legal information to the public. In the second part of the program Steven Jablonski of  Skokie Public Library will speak about other online resources that every librarian should know about for locating legal cases and codes, looking up attorneys, and finding user-friendly explanations of the law.

More information about this program can be found on the upcoming programs page.

Make sure you register online now!

When: Thursday,  March 4, 2010  from 9:30am-12:00pm

Where: NSLS Learning Center, 200 W. Dundee Rd. Wheeling, IL 60090 [map and directions]

Cost: Free – sponsored by HW Wilson


YouTube, Legal Aid, and Screencasts

The RLA CE is happy to announce three upcoming programs that we know will be of interest to many library workers out there!

First, in February, Karen McBride of Des Plaines Library will present “Putting the You in YouTube: Part II.” This will be a hands-on class for people interested in unleashing the power of video and YouTube in their libraries. Space is limited so please register early. In March, attorney Teri Ross and librarian Steven Jablonski of Skokie Public Library will be presenting information about free legal resources online. The focus will be on the Illinois Legal Aid website. Finally, in April, Shannon Scanlan of Prospect Heights Public Library and Mick Jacobsen of Skokie Public Library, both experienced screencasters, will provide an overview of the many ways you can start creating fantastic screencasts right away!

More information about all three of these programs can be found on the upcoming programs page. Look for the registration links and sign-up today!