Check it out here:
How to turn $125 into a Legal Collection (Word doc),
The guide is also available off of the LawMatters website.
The examples have been selected from the Law Books for Libraries 2017 (LBL) list with small libraries in mind – price, space, and subjects have been considered.
Step 1 is to start with free information!
You can collect quite a lot of information using free materials! Most titles included in the examples in the guide are available digitally or in print!
If space is a concern for your library or you don’t have a place to display pamphlets or booklets you can:
- Access these online
- Link them to your catalogue or website (if that is an option for you)
- Download the PDF versions to access them offline
Step 2 is choosing books you want to spend your grant on!
Other tools for selection:
- Legal Collections – Getting Started: This document contains some similar information but considers collection sizes from small to large and also recommends items for ‘all library collections.’ Included are electronic resources and a broader range of subject matter.
- Law Books for Libraries 2017: This is an Excel document that contains ALL recommended titles for public libraries. Titles on this list can be filtered and organized by subject area, library size, price, and more. It is also colour coded to alert you to updated titles and new titles added to the list.
If you have any questions, please contact LawMatters Program Coordinator Shannon McLeod at firstname.lastname@example.org