Law and Political Science Section
2013 Annual LPSS Program:
Preparing, Sharing, & Archiving: What Scholars in Political Science and Law Need to Know & How We Can Help Them
Saturday June 29th, from 1:00-2:30 pm at McCormick Place Rm. N427d
Scholarly communication is in flux. While new publishing models are appearing and ground breaking legislation and court cases signal far reaching changes to the dissemination of research, university faculty are grappling with questions about copyright, author’s rights, and open access. Join us for a discussion with a panel of influential and active professionals engaged in the work of scholarly communications. Discover what political science and law scholars at your university need to know and how librarians can help them navigate the various choices open to them.
Find the program description, and download to your calendar from the ALA Scheduler.
Kathi Carlisle Fountain, head of collection development at the Washington State University - Vancouver Library, has been awarded the 2013 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Law and Political Science Section (LPSS) Marta Lange/CQPress Award. The award, established in 1996 by LPSS, honors an academic or law librarian who has made distinguished contributions to bibliography and information service in law or political science.
CQ Press, sponsor of the award, will present the $1,000 award and plaque to Fountain during the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.
“The selection committee felt that Kathi represents the best of what the Marta Lange award recognizes in research, service and creative contributions to political science librarianship,” said award Chair Rosalind Tedford, director for research and instruction at Wake Forest University. “Her service to the Law and Political Science Section (LPSS) spans more than a decade and includes holding almost every position possible including chairing the section. Her work to more closely connect LPSS with the American Political Science Association and her tireless work as webmaster during times of transition for the section are especially commendable.”
“Kathi’s contributions to scholarship and law and political science librarianship are also critical in our decision,” Tedford continued. “Her development of, and continuing editorial guidance for, the Political Advocacy Groups: A Directory of United States Lobbyists online resource, her work as political science subject editor for RCL Web and her ongoing scholarship on a wide variety of subjects provide an invaluable service to librarians and researchers in the field.”
Fountain received her BA from Pacific Lutheran University and her MS in Library Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
LPSS Strategic Plan
At the beginning of the year, as Chair, Chad Kahl tasked the Planning and Review Committee with creating a strategic plan that would match LPSS's future plans with ACRL's "new" (as of 7/1/11) strategic plan, Plan for Excellence.
Thanks to the work of the committee- Jeremy Darrington, Erik Estep (chair), Chris Palazzolo, here is the LPSS Strategic Plan.
Spring 2012 LPSS Survey Results
The Membership Committee of ACRL’s Law and Political Science Section (LPSS) is pleased to report the results of its recent survey of members conducted electronically during the month of January, 2012.
Three lucky respondents to the survey were randomly selected for $50.00 gift cards: Kathi Fountain, Erik Estep, and Bryan Carson.
The Committee thanks everyone for their participation. Information gathered will be used to improve the section and its programs.
Political Science Research Competency Guidelines
The Political Science Research Competency Guidelines and associated examples developed by the Law & Political Science Section of ACRL (Association of College & Research Libraries) are intended to illustrate the application of information literacy standards to research in political science and related disciplines, including public administration, law, criminal justice and civic education. The core ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, from which these guidelines are adapted, can be found at http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlstandards/standards.pdf.
Last updated: May 17, 2013
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