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Legislative Research Librarians Staff Section

Word Cloud for LRLThe Legislative Research Librarians Staff Section (LRL) is one of NCSL's 11 professional staff organizations. LRL was established to:

  • Provide a forum for discussion on legislative research and library services.
  • Improve operations and procedures for legislative libraries.
  • Enhance the professional development of legislative librarians.

LRL annually sponsors programs at NCSL’s Legislative Summit, periodically holds seminars for legislative librarians, and regularly presents webinars on professional skills development.

LRL 2014 SEMINAR

Louisiana State Capitol The LRL professional development seminar in Baton Rouge, Oct. 1-3 was a success. The agenda is available below and we'll soon be posting the handouts. Look for a summary of the meeting in the upcoming Fall issue of LRL Newsline.

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LRL SUMMIT RECAP

SUmmit Logo LRL members honored Eddie Weeks with the Legislative Staff Achievement Award and presented the 2014 Notable Documents Awards. Programs included a legislators roundtable on staff services, building a brand for legislative agencies, scanning and digitization projects, and a tour of the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library.

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THE LEGISLATURE AS A CAREER

 

An initiative from the Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee is aimed at recruiting young people into legislative service. In the video at right, Kristin Ford, librarian for the Idaho Legislature, discusses her role.

At www.legislativecareers.org, you can learn more about the variety of roles staffers play in the legislature.

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SUMMER NEWSLINE

newsletter The Summer issue of LRL Newsline is hot off the press, with the details on LRL activities at the NCSL Legislative Summit in Minneapolis, details and the agenda for the 2014 fall PDS in Baton Rouge, winners of the 2014 Notable Documents Awards, the LRL recipient of the Legislative Staff Achievement Award for 2014, and LRL members' favorite mottos.

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2014 AWARD WINNERS

LRL is pleased to announce the following honorees:

BYLAWS AMENDED

Chair's Gavel LRL members voted electronically during October to approve amendments to the LRL Bylaws. The amendments clarified the different levels of membership in the staff section and the procedures for the annual election of a staff section secretary, as well as other minor changes.

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