Committee Chairs 2005-2006

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Grants Committee
Ronald E. Wheeler
The University of New Mexico School of Law 
Law Library

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

Legal Research Teach-In
Gail Partin 
Dickinson School of Law Library of the 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.

Coral Henning 
Sacramento County Public Law Library

Charge: Maintain the RIPS listserv.

Newsletter Editor
Michelle Rigual 
University of New Mexico 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.

Kelly Browne 
Sacramento County Public Law Library

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

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

Patron Services
Holly Lakatos 
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. .

Jessie Wallace Burchfield
UALR/Pulaski County Law Library 

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 
St. Louis 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. 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
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.

Research Text Task Force 
Christopher A. Vallandingham
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Lawton Chiles Legal  Information Center  Sheri Lewis

Lynn E. Murray
Southern Methodist University 
Underwood Law Library

Charge: Create an annotated bibliography of legal research texts for publication in the RIPS newsletter and on the RIPS web page.

Strategic Plan Task Force
Sheri Lewis

Charge: Create a new strategic plan based on our previous plan and the Strategic Directions documents published by the AALL Board. 

Web Page
Eric Gilson 
Rutgers University Law Library, Camden

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