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{{tnr}}The '''Minnesota Legislative Reference Library''' is a non-partisan, general-purpose legislative service agency serving the members and staff of the [[Minnesota Legislature]].
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{{tnr}}The '''Minnesota Legislative Reference Library''' is a nonpartisan, general-purpose legislative service agency serving the members and staff of the [[Minnesota Legislature]].
  
 
==Mission statement==
 
==Mission statement==

Latest revision as of 07:18, 18 August 2014

The Minnesota Legislative Reference Library is a nonpartisan, general-purpose legislative service agency serving the members and staff of the Minnesota Legislature.

Mission statement

The Minnesota Legislative Reference Library serves the Legislature and the citizens of Minnesota by assuring access to essential information resources which support the legislative process and promote the understanding of state government[1].

Governance

The Legislative Reference Library is governed by the Minnesota Legislative Coordinating Commission[2]. The Coordinating Commission is made up for four legislators from each house with a House Democrat, a House Republican, an Senate Democrat, and a Senate Republican.

Services offered

Research services

The Legislative Reference Library conducts research requests for legislators and their staff. The LRL uses their library resources to help provide nonpartisan research for legislators[3].

More in-depth research in terms of Minnesota's state budget, legal issues, and long-term studies are provided by separate service agencies serving the Minnesota House and Senate[4].

Legislative library

A reference library is staffed by the LRL. The LRL has past and current session laws in the Legislature, legislative journals dating back to the 1800's, over 40,000 books dealing with public policy, and more recent records that are digitally archived[5].

External links

References

  1. Minnesota Legislative Reference Library, "About Us"(See LRL Mission Statement and Goals)
  2. Minnesota Legislative Reference Library, "About Us"(See Library Subcommittee)
  3. Minnesota Legislative Reference Library, "About Us"(See Highlights of the Library's Collection and LRL Mission Statement and Goals)
  4. National Conference of State Legislatures, "Legal Staff in the Legislatures"(See Minnesota)
  5. Minnesota Legislative Reference Library, "About Us"(See Highlights of the Library's Collection)