Current Committee Chairs

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Grants Committee
Lynn Murray, Chair
Research Center & Information Manager
Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP

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


Legal Research Teach-In
Gail Partin, Co-Chair
Associate Director & Law Librarian
Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University

Shawn Nevers, Co-Chair
Head of Reference Services
Brigham Young University

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


RIPS Law Librarian Blog
Michele Thomas, Editor 
Catalog/Reference Librarian
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Bloggers:
Jamie Baker
Catherine Deane
Susan David deMaine
Shawn Friend
Thomas Sneed

RIPS Blog Succession Guidelines (approved 2011)


Nominations
Maureen Cahill, Chair
Student Services Librarian
University of Georgia School of Law Library

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


Patron Services
Jessica Randall, Chair
Head of Access Services
University of Connecticut School 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
Laura Ax-Fultz, Chair 
Access Services Librarian
Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University

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
Charles A. Pipins, II, Chair
Research Librarian
University of Maryland School of Law

Melissa Serfass, Chair
Electronic Resources / Reference Librarian
UALR William H. Bowen School of Law

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, Chair
Director of Public Services
Barco Law Library, University of Pittsburgh

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


Distance Education
Shawn Friend, Chair
Head of Reference
Florida Coastal School of Law

Charge: Develop tools, publications, forums, and programs of use to librarians involved with and interested in distance education.


Legal Research Competencies
Gail Partin, Co-Chair
Associate Director & Law Librarian
Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University


Online Member Training
Robb Farmer, Chair
Faulkner University, Jones School of Law


Webmaster
Maribel Nash
Access and Instructional Services Librarian
Pritzker Legal Research Center, Northwestern University School of Law


Liz McCurry Johnson

Reference Librarian
Professional Center Library, Wake Forest University School of Law

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