Every year, the SR-SIS, LISP-SIS, and SCCLL-SIS co-sponsor a very popular Joint Roundtable on Library Services to Pro Se Patrons and Prisoners. Our Roundtable this year will be on Monday, July 12th, from 12:00 - 1:15, in the Convention Center, Room 604 (lunch provided).
We'll have two speakers this year. Brian Huffman, Washington County Law Librarian from Washington County (MN) Government Center, will report on the Public Libraries and Access to Justice Conference that was held in Austin, TX, last January (sponsored by the Self-Represented Litigants Network of the National Center for State Courts). He'll share his experiences and take-aways from the Conference, including related activities post-Conference. Kimberli Morris, Assistant Law Librarian, Reference, Penn State Dickinson School of Law, will discuss her experiences as a corrections librarian in the Baltimore County Detention Center. She will also be outlining her current research, which analyzes inmate requests for legal information and the capacity of free Web-based legal resources to respond to those requests. Amy Hale-Janeke, Head of Reference Services for the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Library, will moderate the program and speak briefly on the the 5th Circuit Law Library's experience with handling prisoner letters.
Please join us for this year's Roundtable. It promises to be as interesting and relevant as they have been in the past.