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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 Register by Sept. 5 for the LRL professional development seminar in Baton Rouge, Oct. 1-3. Join us for informative training sessions and opportunities to meet with legislative librarians from other states. Click below for the agenda and meeting details.

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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:

NEW LRL OFFICERS

Chair's Gavel Sonia Gavin of Montana is the new LRL chair for 2014-2015. Jennifer Bernier of Connecticut is vice-chair and Catherine Wusterhausen of Texas is the new LRL secretary. Sabah Eltareb of California is now immediate past chair. LRL also welcomes three new Regional Directors: Annette Haldeman, Danielle Mayabb and Christine McCluskey.

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