Committee Chairs 2011-2012

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Grants Committee
Lynn Murray, Chair 
Head of Research Services
Southern Methodist University, 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, 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 Wondracek, Editor 
Instructional Services Reference Librarian
University of Florida- Levin College of Law Chiles Legal Information Center 

Kevin Baggett
Catherine Deane
Elliott Hibbler
Jennifer Prilliman

RIPS Blog Succession Guidelines (approved 2011)

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

Jennifer Prilliman
Duane Strojny

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
Jessica Randall, Chair
Head of Access Services
University of Connecticut School of Law Library
Phone: (860) 570-5016

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

Jason Sowards, Chair
Electronic Resources Librarian
Vanderbilt University
Phone: (615) 322-1438

Rebecca Aftowicz
JoAnna Butler
Maureen Cahill
Beth Given
Benjamin Keele
Julie Graves Krishnaswami
David Lehmann
Laura Fargo McKinnon
Katrina Miller
Elizabeth Outler
Katrina Miller
Charles A. Pipins II
Jessica Randall
Kelly Reynolds
Katrina Miller
Jamie Sommer
Eric W. Young

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

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
E.H. Uwe Beltz 
Associate Director for Law Library and Computing
Texas Tech University 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.