Welcome to registration for Developing and Using Stories to Teach Legal Research being held on February 22. Space is limited so please register early. Registration and payment must be complete by February 16 at 5:00 p.m. (CST) in order to participate in the webinar.
You will join the meeting online using GoToWebinar and have the option of dialing in to the audio conference or listening to the program on your computers speakers. You will receive login and dial instructions before the session. The GoToWebinar player must be downloaded to participate in the webinar. Use this link to test. If the player does not download, contact your IT department for assistance.
In preliterate times, storytelling was the primary way of disseminating culturally relevant information and educating members of a society. Today, storytelling still serves as an effective communication technique in trial practice, business administration, and library science. While little used in law librarianship, storytelling has the potential to transform the way law librarians convey legal research techniques and legal information to law library patrons. This comprehensive webinar will introduce educational storytelling, and include a demonstration of a legal education story as well as methods for collecting, developing, and evaluating potential stories.
Participants will be able to:
- Discuss techniques to identify appropriate stories for teaching legal research
- List ideas for developing a story narrative for use in their law libraries
- Learn three of the essential elements of educational storytelling
Vanessa Christman (formerly Uribe) is the director of the El Dorado County Law Library and was previously a public reference librarian and director of the Roseville Public Library’s Adult Literacy Service. She is a contributor to AALL Spectrum and Public Libraries magazines and a regular conference presenter.
Beth Wrenn-Estes is a full-time lecturer in the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University and teaches courses including: Young Adult Materials; Children's Programming and Services; Storytelling; Intellectual Freedom; and History of the Book. She is a storyteller, booktalker, collection development specialist and youth advocate.
Moderator: Mark E. Estes, Bernard E. Witkin Alameda County Law Library.
*If you are registering on behalf of someone else please enter their email address and list them as the 'Attendee'