We teamed up with Janet Freeman from the LawMatters program at Courthouse Libraries BC to share a table at this annual conference and trade show on May 10 and 11, 2012. This year’s conference took place at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond and was attended by about 300 library staff and trustees from across the province. During the sold-out two-day trade show, participants visited our tables during the cocktail reception, as well as on their coffee and lunch breaks.
At our booth, participants learned about free public legal education and information, got demonstrations on how to access online resources and order publications, and learned about the services that LSS and LawMatters provide to support them and the people they work with. We answered questions about legal aid and public legal information, heard some interesting stories, and had a great time!
The theme of this year’s conference was License to Read, which refers to libraries’ role in providing access to online materials. Using our iPads, we were able to clearly demonstrate how libraries can help provide their patrons with a “license to read” and order free legal information online.