Last updated 8/8/2017
Amy Lipford, Chair
Resource & Access Librarian
Florida State University
Deborah L. Heller, Vice Chair
Environmental Law Librarian
Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University
Martin R. Witt
The RIPS-SIS Grants committee solicits applications for the AALL Leadership Academy/AALL Management Institute and AALL Annual Meeting, evaluates grant applicants, and recommends travel grants to selected applicants based on need and available RIPS-SIS Grant funds to the RIPS-SIS Executive Board.
Cynthia Condit, Chair
Reference Librarian & Professor of Practice
Daniel F. Cracchiolo Law Library
University of Arizona James E. Roger College of Law
Gail Mathapo, Vice Chair
Univesity of Florida Levin College of Law, Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center
Solicit content, and administer the creation, marketing, and distribution, of Legal Research Teach-In Kits (compiled legal research instructional materials) annually.
Robin Schard, Chair
Associate Director of the Law Library
University of Miami School of Law
Rachel Gordon, Vice Chair
Head of Access Services & Collection Services
Duke University Goodson Law Library
The Nominations Committee is charged with selecting candidates for SIS elections. The committee follows Article VI: Nomination and Election of Officers and Members-at-Large of the RIPS-SIS Bylaws in performing its duties. Specifically, the committee proposes a slate of candidates, including two candidates for each open office, and administers the electronic balloting system for the election.
Genevieve Tung, Chair
Head of Circulation and Reference Librarian
Rutgers School of Law Library in Camden
Kristen Moore, Vice Chair
Develop tools, publications, and programs of use to librarians, library staff, or other information professionals who provide direct services to patrons. Select topics and moderators for roundtables at the Annual Meeting.
Ashley Ahlbrand, Chair
Interim Assistant Director for Public Services
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Emily Siess Donnellan
Assist RIPS members with program, workshop, and poster presentation proposals for Annual Meeting educational programs. Solicit topics relevant to RIPS members, assist in developing and refining proposals, connect members with others interested in proposing programs on similar topics, and answer member questions about the proposal process in general.
Abby Deese, Chair
Evening and Weekend Reference Librarian
Elon University School of Law
Katie Brown, Vice Chair
Deputy Director of the Law Library
Charleston School of Law
Publicize the projects and activities of the SIS by sending periodic notices to the AALL Spectrum and other AALL-affiliated publications. Maintain an active Twitter presence for RIPS. 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.
Heather Joy, Chair
Chapman University Law Library
Taryn Marks, Vice Chair
Faculty Services Librarian
University of Florida Levin College of Law, Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center
Clanitra Stewart Nedjl
Develop tools, publications, and programs of use to librarians involved in research instruction. Select topics and moderators for roundtables at the Annual Meeting.
Becky Mattson, Co-Chair
Scholarly Communications and Faculty Services Librarian
H. Laddie Montague Jr. Law Library, Penn State Law
Kerry Lohmeier, Co-Chair
James E. Faust Law Library, University of Utah
Theresa Tarves, Vice Chair
Emerging Technology and Digital Research Librarian
Penn State Law
Develop a body of knowledge and implement activities to support and inform stakeholders about legal research competency.
Shannon Roddy, Chair
Assistant Law Librarian
American University Washington College of Law
Suzanne Mawhinney, Vice Chair
University of San Francisco School of Law
Plan and coordinate online training opportunities for the RIPS-SIS membership. Develop tools, publications, forums, and programs of use to librarians involved with and interested in online instruction.
Alyson Drake, Chair
Assistant Director for Public Services
Texas Tech University School of Law Library
Katie Crandall, ex officio
Paul Gatz, ex officio
Katie Hanschke, ex officio
Susan Nevelow Mart, ex officio