Leuzinger named 2017 Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award winner

Leuzinger_Julie_Staff Directory Photo-EditedCongratulations to Julie Leuzinger, associate librarian and head of library learning services at the University of North Texas, for winning the 2017  Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award.

Read more about Julie’s accomplishments in ALA’s press release.


Midwinter Meeting

While official PPIRS business was transacted at our virtual Midwinter Meeting on 1/17/17,  PPIRS has reserved meeting space at the “non-virtual” Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta.

Past chair Roz Tedford, myself, and others will be meeting on Saturday, Jan 21, from 9-10 a.m. in the Westin Augusta Ballroom A.  Anyone wishing to discuss PPIRS topics, or just get together with other members from the Section is more than welcome to join us.


-Dave Schwieder, PPIRS Chair, 2016-2017

Virtual Midwinter Meeting

ACRL Politics, Policy and International Relations Section
January 17, 2017, 3-4 PM (Eastern).
  • Call to Order
  • New Member Introductions
  • Announcements
  • Report from Lori Ostapowicz-Critz ACRL Board Liaison
  • Approval of 2016 ALA Annual Conference Minutes
  • Old Business:
    • Committee Chair Reports.  Including (but not limited to) reports on Ongoing Section Projects:
      • LPSS – PPIRS Name Change
      • New Membership Recruitment
    • Review of Other Ongoing Section Projects:
      • Finding new virtual “home” for the Grace York Statistical Resources
      • Modifying the PPIRS Political Science Information Literacy Competency  Standards to reflect changes at the ACRL Level, i.e. the transition to the Framework for Information Literacy
  • New Business: PPIRS Meeting Space at 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta
  • Adjournment

PPIRS Logo Contest

The Politics, Policy & International Relations Section of ACRL is holding a contest to find a new logo and header. The designer(s) of the winning logo will receive $50 and recognition on the PPIRS Facebook and Twitter accounts, as well as our website.

Required Design Elements:

  • Logo should include our section acronym (PPIRS) and/or name.
  • Logo/Header must be vectored for use on various sized marketing materials
  • Header should include the Logo, the section’s full name, and “Association of College & Research Libraries” & “American Library Association” somewhere.


Designs should be submitted to moberlie@gmu.edu by January 19, 2017