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

Chelsea Nesvig (Chair, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Sara Arnold-Garza (Vice-Chair, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Olivia Hazel Ivey (Secretary, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Dr. Erin Ackerman (Past-Chair, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Dr. Erin Ackerman (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Stephanie Crowe (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Jeremy Darrington (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Kenya S. Flash (Member-at-Large, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Mrs. Nadine R. Hoffman (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Megan Hunt (Member-at-Large, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Megan Hunt (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Sean M. Leahy (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Ms. Kimberly MacVaugh (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Mr. Gary R. Marks, Jr. (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Mark D. Robison (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Sandy Schiefer (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Mr. Winn W. Wasson (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Mrs. Kim Copenhaver (Board Liaison, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Lauren Carlton (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)

Displaying active committee roster as of 09/18/2021. Last retrieved on 09/18/2021. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.

Composition

As of August 2020, PPIRS had 540 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
Senior Program Officer
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
E-mail: mgriffin@ala.org