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2014 LRL Legislative Summit Agenda

2014 LRL Legislative Summit Agenda and Handouts

7/8/2014

Minneapolis Convention CenterLRL 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
Time LRL Sessions

3-4 p.m.

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

4-5 p.m.

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
7:45-8:45 a.m.

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

Agenda

7:15 p.m.

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
3:45-5:30 p.m.
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
9-10:15 a.m.

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

PowerPoint

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