Legislative Research Librarians
Historical Legislator Databases
Speaker Biographies
Tuesday, August 7 * 10:15 am -12:00 n
Boston Convention Center, Room 252B
2007 Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts

Clare Charlson is a Senior Research Analyst with the South Dakota Legislative Research Council.  She has been employed by the LRC for 19 years.  Her work there includes maintaining the Council's historical and research collections as well as performing research and bill drafting in the area of K-12 education.   Mrs. Charlson graduated from South Dakota State University with a BS degree in Political Science and Commercial Economics and completed paralegal training at the Denver Paralegal Institute in Denver, Colorado.  

Robbie LaFleur has been with the Minnesota Legislature Reference  Library for over twenty years. Ms. LaFleur has long been an advocate of the early adoption of new technologies to improve the Library's services to the Legislature and the public; the Library's Web page now includes an RSS feed, and the Library delivers many of its current awareness services via e-mail. Her undergraduate degree in Scandinavian Studies and graduate degree in Library Science are both from the University of Minnesota.Steve Mirsky is a Library Specialist at the CT State Library.  He supervises the Legislative Billroom, which provides among other services bill tracking, and annual indexing and archiving of Connecticut's legislative transcripts. Mr. Mirsky holds a BA from University of Scranton and MLS from Southern CT State University.

Alix Quan has worked at the State Library of Massachusetts since 2003. From 2003 to 2006, she worked as a Systems Librarian. Since February 2006, she has been the Head of Reference at the library. Prior to this, Ms. Quan worked for 15 years both in reference and in systems at the Somerville (MA) Public Library. She holds a BA in Mathematics from Boston University and a MS in Library Science from Simmons College.

Pamela Schofield is a Legislative Reference Librarian for the Massachusetts State Library and has work there for almost 25 years. She is the "outreach" person to the General Court and is part of the committee that orders materials for the collection..  Ms. Schofield is also part of the main reference staff and organizes many tours of the Library. Although she grew up in the Midwest. she graduated from Connecticut College and attended the Catholic University of America Library School.