Legislative Research Librarians


Portland, Maine

2019 LRL Professional Development Seminar

Agenda with session resources from the  2019 LRL Professional Development Seminar held Sept. 23-25 in Portland, Maine!


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Stay Informed

The newest issue of the LRL Newsline for Summer 2019 is now available. Hear from outgoing LRL chair, Betsy Haugen (MN), get a preview of the tours and activities planned for the PDS this September in Portland, Maine, a behind the scenes look at the Hawaii Legislative Reference Bureau Library and much more!



Legislative Research Librarians (LRL)


Deescalation Techniques

This archived webinar focuses on de-escalation techniques to consider when dealing with potentially violent people you may encounter within and outside the legislature.

LRL at Summit 2019

Check out all of the LRL activities and sessions at this year's Legislative Summit taking place Aug. 5-8 in Nashville, Tenn.



About LRL

See a list of LRL Officers and regional directors, the LRL Directory, Bylaws, Acqusition Lists and much more.


2020 Census

The 2020 Census is the single largest civilian governmental undertaking in the United States. This webpage has resources and legislation that could help with this process.


Blurry Boundaries in Public Sector Social Media

Friday, July 12, 2019 | 2 p.m. ET/ 1 p.m. CT/ 12 p.m. MT/ 11 a.m. PT
Kristen Walker, a professor of Marketing at California State University Northridge will discuss how data are socially transmitted through every day interactions and explain how this transmission requires new and flexible interaction protocols to withstand technological innovation in data-driven environments for data-driven decisions. Moderating interactions requires more than trust and transparency and must include education and verification strategies.


NCSL: Your Organization

Working in a state capitol is stressful, but NCSL is here to help. We have policy specialists on call anytime, and a website where you’ll find the latest research on the issues you’re working on. Our professional development programs will connect you with people in your field from around the country. Watch the video to find out all the ways that NCSL can help you shine.