Happy 2023! We wanted to start off the new year by taking a moment to look back at some of our work in 2022.
2022 saw another grant cycle and the release of our new Law Books for Kids list, a list of pre-selected titles so kids can learn more about the legal topics that impact their lives. We also saw a greater uptick of libraries using grant funds for special projects; projects included buying multiple copies of a title for book club sets or to give away in support of community events and initiatives.
This year we developed our recommended titles list with a specific focus on titles concerning Indigenous legal topics, topics particular to children and youth, and the many aspects of rights and social justice. Of the books purchased by libraries in 2022, these were the three most popular topic areas, followed by titles concerning civil and family law topics.
We also continued publishing blog posts just like this one throughout the year, promoting resources and marking significant dates. Of our posts, the ones below were the most popular:
Evictions – How do you dispute them? Part 2 of our series on Evictions.
Pet Law Resource Roundup marking National Pet Day and featuring many cute photos of CLBC pets!
BC Provincial Court: Information Sources and Webinars; the webinars mentioned in this post can now be viewed on our Vimeo channel:
Supporting Self Represented Litigants in Provincial Court: Resources and Q&A
Legal Aid BC Resources for Self-Represented Litigants in Provincial Court
We were very happy to have the opportunity to do some travelling to conferences and meet some of our colleagues in-person (check out our blog post)! We also continued to offer and deliver virtual training to libraries around BC.
What’s coming in 2023? This year, you can look forward to grant offers in the spring, along with an updated Law Books for Libraries list. We’re also planning to do more in-person training this year, so we may be popping up near you!