Politics, Policy and International Relations Section

Charge

Serves as an educational forum and information exchange for librarians with an interest or subject expertise in politics, policy and international relations.

The official PPIRS committee rosters are listed below, and the PPIRS website is available here

Formerly called the ACRL Law & Political Sciences Section (LPSS), PPRIS became the official name of the section on September 1, 2016.

Roster

Mr. Brett Cloyd (Chair, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)
Ms. Mary Kathryn Oberlies (Secretary, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
David Schwieder (Past-Chairperson, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)
Dr. Erin Ackerman (Member-at-Large, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2018. Last retrieved on 12/15/2017. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.

Composition

As of August 2017, PPIRS had 527 members. The committee composition is determined by section leadership.

Origin

The Law and Political Science Section (LPSS) was established in 1960.  At the 2016 ALA Annual Conference, the ACRL Board approved changing the name to the Politics, Policy and International Relations Section (PPIRS).

Get Involved

Volunteers will need to complete the volunteer form by February 15 for committee service that begins July 1. More information, including volunteer requirements, can be found on the ACRL volunteer site.

Staff Liaison

Megan Griffin
Program Officer
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-2788

Work: 312-280-2514
E-mail: mgriffin@ala.org