Committee Chairs 2006-2007

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Grants Committee
Ron Wheeler
Associate Director of Public Services
Georgia State University College of Law

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

Legal Research Teach-In
Gail A. Partin
Law Librarian
Dickinson School of Law Library of the Pennsylvania State University

Jennifer Murray
Greenberg Taurig, LLP

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

Newsletter Editor
Michelle Rigual
Head of Technical Services
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.

Duane A. Strojny
Associate Dean for Library and Instructional Support
Thomas M. Cooley Law School

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
Sacramento County Public Law Library

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

Patron Services
Holly Lakatos
Director of Public Services
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.

Irene Good
Educational Technology Specialist, Legal Information Librarian, and Lecturer in Law
Boston College 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
Head of Reference and Faculty Services
St. Louis University
Omer Poos 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
Associate Director for Public Services
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.

Web Page
Eric Gilson
Librarian III/Assistant Professor
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.