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Research Instruction & Patron Services Special Interest Section

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
Shawn Nevers, 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.


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

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
Elizabeth Farrell, Chair
Associate Director
Florida State University College of Law

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
Jennifer Prilliman
Associate Director
Oklahoma City University Law Library

Charge: Plan and coordinate online training opportunities for the RIPS-SIS membership.