LRL: Five Minutes of Fame: Innovations and Challenges in Legislative Libraries
Facilitator: Jennifer Bernier, LRL Chair and Co-Head Librarian, Legislative Library, Connecticut General Assembly
Come prepared to share the latest challenges and innovations in your library and learn what's going on in legislative libraries around the states.
RACSS: Personalities in the Professional Atmosphere – Smart Professional Practices
Presenter: Sabrina N. Lewellen, Deputy Director and Assistant Secretary of the Arkansas Senate
Every workplace has a mixture of people and personalities. With all the legislative arena entails, it is helpful to cultivate a cooperative working atmosphere as much as possible. This session will explore some personality types, help professionals individually assess themselves and discuss helpful tools for dealing with others professionally and successfully.
LSSS: Redrafting “Model Law” to Fit Your Code (CLE)
Presenters: Eric Hougland, Deputy Director, Legal Division, Texas Legislative Council
Mark J. Cutrona, Esq., Deputy Director, Legislative Council - Division of Research, Delaware
Angela Alexander, Senior Legislative Counsel, Legal Division, Texas Legislative Council
Whether utilizing uniform code from the Uniform Law Commission or starting with a “model” from another state, the task of redrafting that code to fit your structure is not always a simple task. Hear from three drafters how they try to adapt a model or uniform law to their state's statutory scheme.
Drafting from a Uniform or Model Law—handout
Editors: Magic Management Part 2
Presenter: Carolyn Magráns, Ph.D., Legislative Editor Supervisor, Bureau of Legislative Research, Arkansas
Hiring and training seasonal proofing staff can be challenging. During the 2014 Fall PDS, Carolyn Magráns discussed the challenges and some of the solutions for managing temporary staff. For this follow-up session, Carolyn will examine more of the hiring and training variables involved in managing the “magic” that highly qualified people can bring to seasonal proofreading.
Five Principal Responsibilites of the Proofreader—handout
2015 Proofreader Training Survey—handout
Punctuation Practice Sheet—handout
Punctuation Practice Key—handout
Proofreader Training and Orientation Schedule #1—handout
Proofreader Training and Orientation Schedule #2—handout
Proofreader Training and Orientation Schedule #3—handout
Proofreader Training and Orientation Schedule #4—handout
Proofreader Training and Orientation Schedule #5—handout