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Aiming High, Reaching Out, and Doing Good: Helping Homeless Library Patrons with Legal Information

Tashbook, Linda (2009) Aiming High, Reaching Out, and Doing Good: Helping Homeless Library Patrons with Legal Information. Public Libraries, 48 (1). pp. 38-45. ISSN 0163 5506

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    Public librarians can use legal topics to reach out to homeless people who are already in the library as well as those who do not come to the library. This article inspires readers to appreciate why libraries need to provide this kind of outreach, conveys significan knowledge about homeless people's unique legal troubles, and demonstrates how to conduct legal research.


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    Item Type: Article
    Title: Aiming High, Reaching Out, and Doing Good: Helping Homeless Library Patrons with Legal Information
    Status: Published
    Abstract: Public librarians can use legal topics to reach out to homeless people who are already in the library as well as those who do not come to the library. This article inspires readers to appreciate why libraries need to provide this kind of outreach, conveys significan knowledge about homeless people's unique legal troubles, and demonstrates how to conduct legal research.
    Date: January 2009
    Date Type: Publication
    Journal or Publication Title: Public Libraries
    Volume: 48
    Number: 1
    Publisher: American Library Association
    Page Range: pp. 38-45
    Institution: University of Pittsburgh
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 0163 5506
    Official URL: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/pla/plapublicati...
    Uncontrolled Keywords: law, homeless, library, libraries, poverty, outreach, inquiry, legal, public facilities, community service, help
    Schools and Programs: School of Law > Law
    Date Deposited: 11 May 2009 16:16
    Last Modified: 14 Jul 2011 13:32

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