2006-2007 LPSS Committees and Task Forces

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Chair: Kathleen Carlisle Fountain, exp. 2007
Vice Chair/Chair elect: Kelly Janousek, exp. 2007
Past Chair: Connie Stoner, exp. 2007
Secretary: Ann Marshall, exp. 2007
Member-at-large: Lorena O'English, exp. 2007
Member-at-large: Bruce Pencek, exp. 2008
Board Liaison: Dorothy Ann Washington, exp. 2007
Staff Liaison: Mary Petrowski

APSA PRECONFERENCE TASK FORCE

Chair: Bruce Pencek, exp. 2008
Christopher Palazzolo, exp. 2008
Lynne P. Rudasill, exp. 2008

CONFERENCE PROGRAM PLANNING COMMITTEE -- WASHINGTON, DC, 2007

To plan and implement the annual conference program and coordinates program sponsorship with other ALA units as appropriate.

Co-Chair: Erik Estep, exp. 2007
Co-Chair: Ann Marshall, exp. 2007
Mercedes Benitez-Sharpless, exp. 2007
Brian E. Coutts, exp. 2007
Catherine F. Doyle, exp. 2007
ex officio: Kathleen Carlisle Fountain, exp. 2007
Staff Liaison: Megan Bielefeld

EDUCATION TASK FORCE

To promote and facilitate legal and/or political science research and library instruction projects of our members, report works in progress and disseminate results; act as a resource and information-sharing vehicle for those who teach law and/or political science research in information literacy courses in consort with the LPSS Library Instruction Committee. Prior to ALA Midwinter Meetings and Annual Conferences, provide the LPSS Executive Committee with a progress report and recommendations about the work of the task force.

Co-Chair: Kathleen Carlisle Fountain, exp. 2007
Co-Chair: Lorena O'English, exp. 2007
Barbara Norelli, exp. 2008
Rebecca Ohm, exp. 2008
Bruce Pencek, exp. 2007

LIBRARY INSTRUCTION COMMITTEE

Sponsors a discussion group addressing library instruction issues in legal and political science research. Prepares a library guide to accompany the annual conference program.

Chair: Erik Estep, exp. 2007
Barbara Norelli, exp. 2008
David M. Oldenkamp, exp. 2008
Christopher Palazzolo, exp. 2007
Atifa R. Rawan, exp. 2007

MARTA LANGE/CQ PRESS AWARD COMMITTEE

To recognize annually an academic or law librarian who, through research, other creative activity, or service to the profession, makes distinguished contributions to bibliography and information service in law or political science.

Chair: Brian Coutts, exp. 2007
Catherine F. Doyle, exp. 2007
Irene Herold, exp. 2007
Staff Liaison: Megan Bielefeld

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

Encourages new membership and the active participation of members in LPSS activities. Plans and hosts the section social at annual conferences. Creates and updates the section brochure.

Chair: Lorena C. O'English, exp. 2007
Cathy Carpenter, exp. 2007
Virtual Member: Hong Wang, exp. 2008
Staff Liaison: Adam R. Burling

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

Prepares a slate of officers for annual elections.

Chair: Merle J. Slyhoff, exp. 2007
Susan E. Parker, exp. 2007
ex officio: Kelly Janousek, exp. 2007
Staff Liaison: Megan Bielefeld

PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE

Plans and reviews the content of LPSS News, the semi-annual section newsletter. Establishes newsletter policies, solicits/submits articles, reviews, and other pertinent information of interest to section members. Assists the editor in the production of the newsletter and maintains the website and the membership manual.

Chair: Dennis Lambert, exp. 2007
LPSS News Editor: Bruce Pencek, exp. 2008
Listserv Manager: Graham Walden, exp. 2007
Webmaster: Chad Kahl, exp. 2007
Valerie Glenn, exp. 2007

REVIEW AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

To study the implications of the ACRL Strategic Planning Task Force report as a guide for future section activities.

Membership of this committee consists of [the two previous Past Chairs, one as chair and most immediate past chair as one] of up to six other members.

Chair: Lynne Rudasill, exp. 2007
Wendell Barbour, exp. 2007
Evan Rusch, exp. 2007
Connie Stoner, exp. 2008

VENDOR/PUBLISHER LIAISON & REVIEW COMMITTEE

To work on strategies for better communication with publishers and vendors in the field of law and political science; to review and critique major reference sources in the field of law and political science, and to communicate to publishers the need for improvements in these sources as necessary.

Chair: Graham Walden, exp. 2007
Wendell Barbour, exp. 2007
Mary Gilles, exp. 2008
Barbara Hillson, exp. 2007
Lucy Lyons, exp. 2008
Barbara Morgan, exp. 2007


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