July 26, 2008
Legislative Research Librarians Honor Excellence in State Documents
NEW ORLEANS - A national librarians' group today honored nine research reports for their excellence in exploring topics of contemporary interest to legislators and staff.
The Legislative Research Librarian (LRL), an official staff organization of the National Conference of State Legislatures, presented its Notable Document Awards at NCSL's 34th Legislative Summit in New Orleans. Nine reports from eight states were selected.
- North Dakota Blue Book 2007-2008
North Dakota Secretary of State
- 2008 General Session Appropriation and Budget Highlights
Utah State Legislature – Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst
- Voices From the Street: A Survey of Homeless Youth by Their Peers
California Research Bureau, California State Library
- Criminal Records and Employment in Minnesota: Report and Recommendations of the 2007 Collateral Sanctions Committee
Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission
- Indicators of Efficiency and Effectiveness
Kentucky Office of Education Accountability
- Virtual School Operations
Idaho Office of Performance Evaluations
- Quick Guide to Committee Procedures in the House of Representatives & Quick Guide to Floor Procedure
Louisiana House Legislative Services
- Compensating Victims of Bridge Collapses Outside Minnesota
Minnesota Legislature, Senate Counsel
- Waste Tire Recycling and Reuse in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania General Assembly – Joint State Government Commission
To be considered for this award, the document must be produced by a federal, state or local government agency, a foundation, consulting firm, or nonprofit organization. Format includes print, microfilm, CD-ROM, periodical/serial, or URL.
The Legislative Research Librarians staff section, one of NCSL's 10 professional staff organizations, promotes effective information retrieval techniques for legislative libraries; provides a forum to exchange ideas relating to legislative information, operations, and procedures in the states; and enhances professionalism.
Composed primarily of librarians and information specialists in legislative agencies, the section sponsors an extensive schedule of programs at the NCSL Legislative Summit and the Annual Professional Development Seminar. Each of these meetings focuses on current developments in information management, information technology and legislative research.
NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the states, commonwealths and territories. It provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues and is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of the states in the American federal system.