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Kyogle librarian Corinne Hughes took legal information on the road for Law Week 2018.
Kyogle is part of the Richmond-Upper Clarence Regional Library, which has the outreach services motto The library has left the building. Corinne took this motto to heart, taking her Law Week program to over 500 high school students in the local government area.
Corinne visited three schools, travelling on the mobile library truck. Two of the schools are located over an hour away from their local library, so it was a great opportunity to let the students know about the free, current, authoritative, plain English legal information available via the Find Legal Answers website.
The outreach program consisted of a power point presentation and discussion. There were also free showbags and promotional material provided by the State Library. The presentation actively engaged the students, and encouraged peer skill sharing and peer support by getting them to use the links provided in the presentation to find answers to some burning legal questions affecting youth today.
The LIAC Roadshow received positive feedback from both students and teachers and resulted in return visit invitations. It’s hoped the LIAC Roadshow is the beginning of similar services to the community as the Richmond Upper Clarence Regional Library strives to realise its client promise of meeting your need to know.
I’ll leave the last words to Corinne:
The LIAC Roadshow was a FANTASTIC opportunity to visit our LGA high schools, forge positive partnerships with the high schools and staff and become personally acquainted with so many of our local youth (who full credit to them were all ‘AWESOME PEOPLE’). Most of all I just loved the fact that I was able to give these kids an introduction to the best source of free legal information available - an invaluable, powerful life-gift of awareness and better understanding of the law as it affects themselves, family, friends or their community now or some time in their future.
I just LOVED the whole experience. It was a real buzz for me - so exciting!