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Legislative Information and
Communications Staff Section

Word cloud for LINCSThe Legislative Information and Communications Staff Section (LINCS) is the voice of state legislatures. Its members include public information officers, press secretaries, radio and television producers, photographers, civic educators and all those who serve as the external liaisons between the nation's state legislatures and their constituents.

LINCS provides legislative communicators with a network of more than 400 professionals from around the country with whom to share ideas, war stories and experiences. The group gathers twice a year, once at NCSL's Annual Legislative Summit (held in the summer) and once at the LINCS Professional Development seminar (held in the fall).

The staff section also maintains a Listserv where members can discuss the latest in audio/video technology, social media, discover how other states handle media credentialing or discuss any other trends in legislative communications.

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR

N.O. houseMany thanks to our Louisiana hosts and all who participated for making LINCS' 2014 professional development seminar in New Orleans and Baton Rouge a great success! Stay tuned for photos, power points and other information. Please contact LINCS liaison Jane Andrade with any questions.

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PDS IN NEW ORLEANS | SEPT. 14-17

 

Check out this video from our professional development seminar in New Orleans and find out why our members are so enthusiastic about LINCS.

 

 

 

 

THE VOICE

The Voice is the official newsletter of the LINCS staff section. Read it to find out who's on our executive committee, along with information about upcoming meetings, awards, professional development opportunities and more. Contact Jane Carroll Andrade for a copy.

LINCS AWARDS

Every years since 1993, NCSL staff sections--through the Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee--recognize legislative staff or agencies for making outstanding contributions to their legislatures and the staff section. LINCS selected Cory Stewart, Deputy Director of Communications for the Louisiana House of Representatives and Vice Chair of LINCS, as a 2014 Legislative Staff Achievement Award winner. Congratulations, Cory!

 

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2014 LEGISLATIVE SUMMIT

2014 NCSL Legislative Summit logoThanks to all who attended NCSL's 40th annual Legislative Summit Aug. 19-22 in beautiful Minneapolis! Click here to find links to session resources, such as presentations, bios, handouts, audio and video recordings from one of our most robust meetings yet. We're barely catching our breath... but already planning our 2015 Legislative Summit in Seattle. Hope to see you there!

 

MAKING READERS CARE ABOUT WRITING

More than 400 professionals registered for this webinar, held April 25, on how to use an opening hook to get readers invested in the topic, develop information based on the readers’ needs, and present that information professionally but “conversationally.” Didn't get a chance to tune in? Just click the MORE button below to listen and learn!

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