Marta Lange Award Winner

Dear PPIRS Members,


As you know, the Marta Lange Award is bestowed every year to honor an academic or law librarian who has made distinguished contributions to bibliography and information service in law or political science.


This year’s honoree is Allan Scherlen, professor and social sciences librarian at Appalachian State University. In announcing Allan’s selection, the award committee emphasized “his impact on the political science curriculum at Appalachian State University in being embedded in the undergraduate research methods course as well as his implementation of a two-year NEH grant dealing with Muslim culture and politics within the community.”


Please consider joining us Sunday, June 24th, at 2:05 pm, at the Sage booth on the Exhibit Floor to honor Allan and enjoy a champagne toast.


David Schwieder

Chair, PPIRS


PPIRS Social

If you are headed to New Orleans, I hope you’ve added the PPIRS/ANSS Joint Social sponsored by Hein Online to your calendar! See you there

Date: Friday 6/22/18
Time: 7:30-9:30pm
Place: Evangeline Restaurant, 329 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70124,

Programming for ALA Annual : Fake News

PPIRS will host this needed discussion on Fake News- come on out and participate!

PPIRS Member?
Attending Annual?
Appalled by “Fake News”?

Come to the PPIRS Plan for Excellence Discussion Session:

Techniques and Approaches:
Librarians on Information Credibility and “Fake News”

10:30-11:30Saturday, June 23 
Sheraton New Orleans, Rm Bayside C 

This session will help librarians of all types to discuss, share and receive feedback on their approaches to the key current topics of information credibility and fake news.

Topics will include classroom pedagogy, LibGuides and other web resources, and innovative techniques and approaches in all areas. This will contribute to PPIRS’s ACRL Plan for Excellence in the Student Learning focus.

We are soliciting a small group of librarians to give brief presentations at the beginning of this session as a means of stimulating discussion. If you feel you have an approach that others might find interesting, or a problem in this area you’d like to solve, contact David Schwieder, PPIRS Chair, at