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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 NEWSLINE

Newsletter The Fall issue of LRL Newsline is now available. Read program summaries from the Legislative Summit and Fall PDS, plus learn what other librarians want to know about your library, in an interesting state news column.

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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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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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LRL 2014 SEMINAR

Louisiana State Capitol The LRL professional development seminar in Baton Rouge Oct. 1-3 was a success. The meeting agenda is available below. Look for a summary of the seminar sessions in the fall issue of LRL Newsline.

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2014 AWARD WINNERS

LRL is pleased to announce the following honorees:

NEWSLINE ARCHIVES

newsletter archive Current and past issues of LRL Newsline are availabe in the Newsline archive, with issues available from 1989 to 2014. The fall 2014 issue of LRL Newsline is hot off the press.

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    The Fall 2014 issue of LRL Newsline is hot off the press. Read current and past issues in the LRL Newsline archive, with issues available from 1989 to 2014.

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