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

Ms. Mary Kathryn Oberlies (Chair, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Ms. Sandy Hervieux (Vice-Chair, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Olivia Hazel Ivey (Secretary, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Chelsea Nesvig (Past-Chair, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Abby Adams (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Jennifer Castle (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Mr. Brett Cloyd (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Andrew Dudash (Member-at-Large, January 20, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Andrew Dudash (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Heather Getsay (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Nancy Snyder Gibson (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Natalie Haber (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Sean M. Leahy (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Mr. Gary R. Marks, Jr. (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Mrs. Emily Reed (Member-at-Large, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Mrs. Kim Copenhaver (Board Liaison, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Ms. Kimberly MacVaugh (Liaison, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2023)
Lauren Carlton (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Lauren Carlton (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Mr. David P. Sye (Web Master, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)

Displaying active committee roster as of 01/30/2023. Last retrieved on 01/30/2023. Members can log in and refresh the page to view full contact information for committee members.

Resources

Composition

As of August 2022, PPIRS had 484 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

Lauren Carlton
Program Officer
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
E-mail: lcarlton@ala.org