Past Committee Chairs

By Year /  By Committee

  • 2016—2017

    Grants

    Marin Dell, Chair
    Head of Electronic and Digital Services
    Texas Tech University School of Law Library

    Charge: 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.

    Legal Research Teach-In

    Ashley Ahlbrand, Co-Chair
    Assistant Librarian for Educational Technologies
    Jerome Hall Law Library, Indiana University Maurer School of Law

    Becka Rich, Co-Chair
    Senior Associate Director
    Nova Southeastern University Law Library

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

    Nominations

    Robin Schard, Chair
    Associate Director of the Law Library
    University of Miami School of Law

    Charge: 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.

    Patron Services

    Genevieve Tung, Chair
    Head of Circulation and Reference Librarian
    Rutgers School of Law Library in Camden

    Charge: 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.

    Program

    Alyson Drake, Chair
    Instructional & Student Services & Director of the Excellence in Legal Research Program
    Texas Tech University School of Law Library

    Charge: 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.

    Public Relations & Recruitment

    Alexis Fetzer, Co-Chair
    Reference Librarian
    Hunton & Williams LLP

    Patrick Parson, Co-Chair
    Research Instructional Services Librarian
    Georgia State University Law Library

    Charge: 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.

    Research Instruction

    Karin Johnsrud, Co-Chair
    Assistant Librarian for Research Services
    United States Supreme Court Library

    Heather Joy, Co-Chair
    Research/Instruction Librarian
    Chapman University 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.

    Legal Research Competency

    Becky Mattson, Co-Chair
    Scholarly Communications and Faculty Services Librarian
    H. Laddie Montague Jr. Law Library, Penn State Law

    Kerry Lohmeier, Co-Chair
    Assistant Librarian
    James E. Faust Law Library, University of Utah

    Charge: Develop a body of knowledge and implement activities to support and inform stakeholders about legal research competency.

    Online Training

    Sarah Maudlin, Co-Chair
    Director of Library Services
    Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP

    Shannon Roddy, Co-Chair
    Assistant Law Librarian
    American University Washington College of Law

    Charge: 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.

  • 2015—2016

    Grants

    Lynn Murray, Co-Chair
    Research Center & Information Manager
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLPKristina Alayan, Co-Chair
    Head of Content Acquisitions and Management
    Georgetown Law Library

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

    Legal Research Teach-In

    Ashley Ahlbrand, Chair
    Assistant Librarian for Educational Technologies
    Jerome Hall Law Library, Indiana University Maurer School of Law

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

    Nominations

    Robin Schard, Co-Chair
    Associate Director of the Law Library
    University of Miami School of Law

    Laura McKinnon, Co-Chair
    Director of Copyright Advisory Services
    Willis Library, University of North Texas

    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 Panella, Co-Chair
    Head of Access Services
    University of Connecticut School of Law Library

    Genevieve Tung, Co-Chair
    Head of Circulation and Reference Librarian
    Rutgers School of Law Library in Camden

    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

    Katie Crandall, Chair
    Assistant Director for Outreach
    Florida State University Law Resarch Center

    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 & Recruitment

    Alexis Fetzer, Chair
    Reference and Research Services Librarian
    William Taylor Muse Law Library, Richmond 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

    Jason Sowards, Co-Chair
    Associate Director for Public Services
    Alyne Queener Massey Law Library, Vanderbilt Law School

    Katie Brown, Co-Chair
    Associate Dean for Library Services
    Charlotte School 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

    Rachel Gordon, Chair
    Access Services Librarian
    Furman Smith Law Library, Mercer Law School

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

    Legal Research Competency

    Gail Partin, Co-Chair
    Library Director & Law Librarian
    Dickinson Law, Pennsylvania State University

    Charge: Develop a body of knowledge and implement activities to support and inform stakeholders about legal research competency.

    Online Member Training

    Sarah Maudlin, Chair
    Director of Library Services
    Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP

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

  • 2014—2015

    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 & 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.

  • 2013—2014

    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 & 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

    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.

  • 2012—2013

    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

    David E. Lehmann, Co-Chair
    Reference/Electronic Resources Librarian
    University of South Carolina Coleman Karesh Law Library

    Laura Ax-Fultz, Co-Chair
    Access Services Librarian
    Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State 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

    Jennifer Prilliman, Editor
    Head of Reference Services
    Oklahoma City University School of Law Library

    Bloggers:
    Meg Butler
    Catherine Deane
    Michelle Thomas
    Thomas Sneed

    RIPS Blog Succession Guidelines (approved 2011)

    Nominations

    Beth Given, Chair
    Collection Maintenance Assistant
    Notre Dame Law School, Kresge 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

    E.H. Uwe Beltz
    Associate Director for Law Library and Computing
    Texas Tech University School of Law Library
    Phone: (806) 742-3990 x286

    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 & Recruitment

    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

    Jennifer Wondracek, Chair
    Head of Research and Faculty Services
    Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center, University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law

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

    Webpage

    Liz McCurry Johnson
    Reference Librarian
    Wake Forest University School of Law Library

    Maribel Nash
    Research and Instructional Services Librarian
    Pritzker Legal Research Center, Northwestern 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.