Thursday, March 5, 2009

LawMatters Project News

* 160 BC public libraries were sent surveys in January regarding legal reference questions. We had a high rate of return on the survey, and we are eagerly anticipating the report of the survey results soon. The report will be used as a benchmark to compare to another survey in 2010, so we can compare levels of legal reference use by the public. In appreciation, we drew the names of 7 participating libraries to receive $100 Amazon.ca gift certificates, and the lucky winners were: Blue River [Thompson Nicola Regional District], Campbell River [Vancouver Island Regional Library], Hastings Branch [Vancouver Public Library], Kerrisdale Branch [Vancouver Public Library], Misson [Fraser Valley Regional Library], Parkgate Branch [North Vancouver District Public Library] and Oyama [Okanagan Regional Library] .

* The updated Law Books for Libraries: Recommended Titles for Public Libraries 2009 list is now available at the LawMatters site, and libraries should receive their 2009 grant letters this week. An updated order form for Free Titles for Libraries is also available on the site.

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