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Legislative Research Librarians

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Stay Informed

The Summer 2021 LRL Newsline is now available! Published three times a year and created with you in mind, the LRL Newsline is designed to keep you up to date on LRL activities and communications. It also provides valuable information and knowledge-sharing among legislative librarians across the nation.

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Seeking Nominations for Legislative Staff

NCSL's Legislative Staff Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for legislative staff to serve on the Executive Committee for conference year 2021-2022. Staff vice chair candidate letter of declarations must be postmarked or electronically transmitted no later than Sept. 3, 2021.

Summit 2021

RESEARCH LIBRARIANS

Legislative Research Librarians (LRL)

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2020 Mason's Manual Now Available

Mason’s Manual is the only parliamentary manual designed specifically for state legislatures and addresses problems and concepts in the context legislators are likely to deal with them. Not only is the 2020 edition available in time for the 2021 legislative session, but for the first time ever, it is offered in both print and digital formats. Accessing parliamentary laws, rules and procedures has never been easier.

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Congrats to the 2021 Legislative Staff Award Recipients

Every year, NCSL recognizes legislative staff for their contributions to their legislature and NCSL. Please join us in congratulating the recipients of the 2021 staff awards, and help us honor legislative staff excellence.

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About LRL

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

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Preserving Legislative Digital Records

State legislatures face critical challenges in preserving digital materials. This site provides background information and tools and resources from NCSL and other organizations working to keep legislative digital records trustworthy, complete and accessible over time.

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Legislator's Guide to Parliamentary Procedure

Now available online! This guide provides basic parliamentary information in an easy-to-read format. It is not a comprehensive parliamentary manual nor does it cover every nuance of legislative procedure. Rather, it serves as a primer on parliamentary fundamentals.  

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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.