Legislative Research Librarians


New Podcast: Communications Tips During a Crisis 

Tune in Thursday, April 2 for tips on managing crisis communications. The podcast will feature Kit Byer, Communications Director for Wisconsin Speaker Robin Vos, and Mississippi Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann, who has led the state’s efforts in recent natural disasters.


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Stay Informed

The Fall 2020 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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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.

Legislative Staff Webinar Directory

NCSL Webinars and Recorded Presentations Sorted by Topic
These are webinars and other recorded presentations that will be of particular interest to legislative staff.



About LRL

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


Staff Hub ATL 2020

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, Staff Hub ATL 2020 has been postponed to 2022. We are excited to be able to hold this professional development seminar at a future date and to bring NCSL’s professional staff associations together again in planning a meeting for legislative staff, by legislative staff.


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Coronavirus Resources for Legislative Staff

State lawmakers are taking extra steps to respond to and anticipate impacts of the coronavirus. This page is updated daily to reflect new resources in policy areas ranging from education to health care costs and access.


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.