Committee Chairs 2010-2011

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Grants Committee
Lynn Murray 
Head of Research Services
SMU: Dedman School of Law -Underwood Law Library

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

Legal Research Teach-In
David E. Lehmann 
Reference/Electronic Resources Librarian
University of South Carolina Coleman Karesh Law Library

Laura Ax-Fultz 
U.S. Courts Third circuit Library,Wilmington, DE 

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

Blog Editor
Jason Sowards 
Electronic Resources Librarian & Lecturer in Law
Massey Law Library, Vanderbilt University

Beth Given , Chair
Collection Maintence Assistant
Kresge Library, Notre Dame Law School

Duane A. Strojny , Member
Associate Dean for Library and Instructional Support
Thomas M. Cooley Law School 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
Coming Soon! 

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

Patron Services
Coming Soon! 

Charge: Develop tools, publications, and programs of use to circulation and interlibrary loan librarians. Select topics and moderators for roundtables at the Annual Meeting. 

Kris Helge
Public Services Librarian
Texas Wesleyan University
Phone: (817) 212-3812

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
Melissa Serfass , Chair
Electronic Resources / Reference Librarian
UALR William H. Bowen School of Law

Sarah Glassmeyer , Member
Faculty Services and Outreach Librarian
Valparaiso University School of 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
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.

Web Page
Sarah Glassmeyer 
Faculty Services and OUtreach Librarian, Valparaiso University School of Law Library

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