Librarians play an important role in linking people who visit libraries to good sources of legal information and help. Find out if your library is “Justice Ready.”
Since 2011, we’ve worked with local public librarians and our Hasting County courthouse librarian to help library staff learn to identify legal issues, provide legal information, and ensure good referrals for legal help.
Here are some of the ways we can help you in your role as librarian. We have:
- a service provider hotline to answer your questions
- a Legal Health Awareness Poster to display in your library
We can also help you:
- link to CLEO, our sister clinic, to provide you with a display and pamphlets about legal rights
- link to CLEO’s Steps to Justice website that give reliable, practical legal information
- sign up for CLEO’s Training for Library staff
These are some of the ways that you can help us:
- make it easy for your patrons to find the legal information by putting a shortcut to our site on library computer desktops
- display our information card with other community resource information
- place Steps to Justice bookmarks and posters in a visible place
- invite us to present legal information workshops
Libraries and Justice Project
Find out more about how our local libraries and justice project became a catalyst for a provincial initiative that involved CLEO, Southern Ontario Libraries Association, and the Ontario Libraries Association.