LRL members held their business meeting, presented the 2014 Notable Documents Awards and honored Eddie Weeks with the Legislative Staff Achievement Award. They also participated in informative sessions during the 2014 NCSL Legislative Summit in Minneapolis. Sessions included:
LRL sessions included:
- Legislators Roundtable: What Do We Need and Value From Staff?
- Building a Brand for Legislative Staff Agencies
- Minnesota Legislative Reference Library Program and Tour
- Major Scanning and Digitization Projects at the University of Minnesota
- LRL Business Meeting
- LRL Dutch Treat Dinner
The agenda and handouts are listed below.
Tuesday, Aug. 19
Legislators Roundtable: What We Need and Value From Staff
joint with LRL
Staff services need to evolve to meet the changing demands of legislatures, politics and technology. Hear directly from legislators about what they most need and value from staff.
Moderator: Sabrina N. Lewellen, deputy director/assistant secretary, Arkansas Senate
Panelists: Representative Barbara Ballard, Kansas House of Representatives
Senator Curtis Bramble, Utah Senate
Senator Bryan King, Arkansas Senate
Representative John Mizuno, Hawaii House of Representatives
Building a Brand for Legislative Staff
joint with LRL
Just like commercial products, legislative staff agencies need to build a brand identity that personifies their services and value to legislators and the legislative institution. Learn how several states have created brands for their legislative services.
Moderator: Sharon Wenger, principal analyst, Kansas Legislative Research Dept.
Panelists: Bryant Howe, assistant director, Utah Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel ► PowerPoint
Steve Miller, chief, Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau
Catherine Wusterhausen, deputy director, Texas Legislative Reference Library
Wednesday, Aug. 20
LRL Business Meeting
LRL members present awards and plan professional development activities at their annual business meeting.
Presiding: Sabah Eltareb, Assistant Director, California Research Bureau, California State Library; LRL Chair 2013-2014
LRL Dutch Treat Dinner
Join legislative librarians from around the country for a fun and informal evening at our annual Dutch Treat Dinner. We’ll meet at Spoonriver, 750 South 2nd St. (at Chicago Ave., near the Guthrie Theatre) at 7:15.
Thursday, Aug. 21
Note: mini-bus will depart convention center at 3:00
Minnesota Legislative Reference Library Program and Tour
LRL members tour the facilities and learn about the services of the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library.
Hostess: Elizabeth Lincoln, Director, Minnesota Legislative Reference Library
Friday, Aug. 22
Major Scanning and Digitization Projects at the University of Minnesota
Learn about two major national digitization partnerships at the University of Minnesota. The first is with Google to digitize the millions of volumes in their collection, while the second is with the Minnesota Digital Library in partnership with the Digital Public Library of America.
Moderator: Sabah Eltareb, Assistant Director, California Research Bureau, California State Library; LRL Chair 2013-2014
Speaker: John T. Butler, Associate University Librarian for Data & Technology, University of Minnesota