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By Megan McClure

The Legislative Research Librarians and NCSL announce the winners of the 2018 Notable Document Award winners!

Nebraska notable document winnerEach year the Legislative Research Librarians (LRL) professional staff association sponsors the competition for outstanding state and legislative documents.

The purpose of the award is to formally recognize excellence in documents or publications that explore topics of interest to legislators and legislative staff, present substantive material in an outstanding format and advertise the extensive range of information available to legislators and staff.

This year’s selection committee was composed of, Elizabeth Lincoln, Minnesota, Chair; Eric Glover, Idaho; Ingrid Hernquist, New Jersey; Elaine Settergren, Minnesota and Jenna Steward, Louisiana.  Twelve documents, in 7 categories, from 12 states were chosen out of 80 total submissions from across the nation.

All documents submitted were evaluated using set criteria; such as, significantly contributes to knowledge of concern to legislators, is innovative in presentation of material, attempts to provide balance and perspective from various sides in the political spectrum, etc.

The 2018 Notable Documents covered topics ranging from The Opioid Epidemic in Nebraska, California’s Tax System, Tribal Nations in Montana and much, much more. The winners will be awarded their certificates and recognized during the NDA Award Ceremony and LRL business meeting, Monday, July. 30 at 3:00 p.m. during the NCSL Legislative Summit in Los Angeles, Calif. Please join NCSL in congratulating this year’s winners!

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