Committee Chairs 2007-2008

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Grants Committee
Ron Wheeler
Associate Director of Public Services
Georgia State University College of Law

James Durham
Head of Public Services
Touro Law Center Law Library

Lynn Murray 
Head of Research Services
SMU: Dedman School of Law -Underwood Law Library

Charge: Develop guidelines and procedures for a grant. Solicit and review applications and select a grant recipient.


Legal Research Teach-In
Gail A. Partin 
Law Librarian
Dickinson School of Law Library of the Pennsylvania State University

Jennifer S. Murray
Assistant Director
Superior Court Law Library, Maricopa County

Charge: Solicit content, and administer the creation, marketing, and distribution, of Legal Research Teach In kits (compiled legal research instructional materials) annually.


Newsletter Editor
Michelle Rigual 
Head of Technical Services
University of New Mexico Law Library

Lynn Murray, 
Head of Research Services
SMU: Dedman School of Law -Underwood Law Library

Charge: Create the RIPS newsletter three times per year. Solicit content, lay  it out, and submit it to the RIPS webmaster for posting, and notify members and the Council of Newsletter Editors of its availability.


Nominations
Duane A. Strojny
Associate Dean for Library and Instructional Support
Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Charge: Solicit potential candidates for the Executive Board. Select the slate of candidates and facilitate the presentation of their biographies and statements. 


Online List Discussion
Coral Henning
Director
Sacramento County Public Law Library 

Charge: Administer and moderate the RIPS email distribution list through the Discussion Forum utility on AALLnet.


Patron Services
Maribel Nash 
Reference Librarian 
Chicago-Kent College of Law Library 

Charge: Develop tools, publications, and programs of use to circulation and interlibrary loan librarians. Select topics and moderators for roundtables at the Annual Meeting. 


Program 
Jennifer S. Murray
Assistant Director
Superior Court Law Library, Maricopa County

Charge: Assist RIPS members with program and workshop proposals for Annual Meeting educational programs. Solicit topics relevant to RIPS members, assist in developing and refining proposals, and facilitate the proposal process in general.


Public Relations and Recruitment
Peggy McDermott 
Head of Reference and Faculty Services
St. Louis University 
Omer Poos Law Library

June Casey 
Reference Librarian Anglo-American Law & Pro Bono Services Coordinator 
Harvard Law School Library

Charge: Publicize the projects and activities of the SIS by sending periodic notices to the AALL Spectrum and other AALL-affiliated publications. Recruit new members by coordinating representation at CONELL, and manage marketing displays and giveaways at our SIS table in the exhibit hall at the Annual Meeting.


Research Instruction
Marc Silverman
Associate Director for Public Services
University of Pittsburgh 
Barco Law Library 

Charge: Develop tools, publications, and programs of use to librarians involved in research instruction. Select topics and moderators for roundtables at the Annual Meeting.


Web Page
Uwe "Ed" Beltz 
Associate Director for Law Library and Computing
Texas Tech University Law Library

Lisa Spar 
Acting Director of the Law Library
Hofstra University School of Law Library

Meg Kribble 
Reference/Instructional Services Librarian 
Nova Southeastern University Law Library & Technology Center

Charge: Maintain and develop the RIPS web page. Solicit suggestions and additions from the Board, Committees, and membership from time to time.