Incredibly relaxing and suitable or all levels o tness,the workshop helped attendees to de-stress beore thebusiest portion o the semester began. Tis undraiser was ollowed by a social brunch at Govinda’s. A number o new members joined us as well, and wehave been lucky to have a variety o perspectives andvoices participating in our group. Because our groupocuses more on positions o Project Managers to planevents and work with the community, we ollow morealong the lines o consensus decision-making, ratherthan being heavily led by a select ew ocers. Ocersare elected through a democratic voting process, andthese individuals take on leadership roles in regardsmore so to administrative tasks. We edited our con-stitution this semester to eliminate the Events Coor-dinator and Social Coordinator positions so we couldocus more on Project Management. Anyone, ocersand non-ocers alike, can volunteer to be a ProjectManager (or part o a Project Manager’s support team),allowing greater involvement rom a wider number o members. Tis helps to make PLG-UA more diverse; italso opens up more opportunities to more members orleadership and teamwork experiences. We are able toocus on events and projects we all care about, with theability or individuals to participate in project manage-ment or events they eel are particularly o interest tothem.Other changes to our structure and constitution in-clude making the reasurer position a stand alone one,rather than an addition to another ocer position. We also changed Vice President to Co-President. Tisstructural change allows or a more seamless transition when new elections occur, as well as better retentiono inormation. When one is elected to Co-President,he or she works with the President closely during thesemester to get a eel or the position, to then becomethe new President the ollowing semester. Te previ-ous President then rotates out o oce, and a new Co-President is elected to repeat the process again. Wehope this also encourages more new members to runor these and other ocer positions since the respon-sibilities might seem less intimidating with a period o introduction.Finally, a peek into our plans or Spring semester 2009: We are going to be collaborating with Proessor Botti-celli to organize a panel or roundtable discussion eventon the controversial topic o the Google Books settle-ment. Tis event should be towards the beginning o the semester.Dawn Hunziker rom the Disability Resource Center will be working with our group to present to PLG-UA members how to make web documents (PDF’s) moreaccessible to those with disabilities. An Intellectual Property Workshop or Progressive Li-brarians is also in the works to inorm participants anddiscuss topics aecting progressive librarians withinthe realm o IP. A group o law and copyright librar-ians are planned to be included in this event. As part o our interest in and commitment to col-laboration with the community at large, we are in theplanning stages with community groups such as ReadBetween the Bars (a ucson books-to-prisoners group),Dry River (an activist community space, written upin our rst newsletter), and potentially the NationalLawyers Guild. We eel establishing these connectionsis extremely important, and we hope to work togetherthrough the means o community service and activismto improve our community by utilizing our skill sets o LIS students and proessionals.I not already a member, we hope you will consider joining PLG-UA this semester, whether you are new to SIRLS, have been in the program or some time,are alumni, or a LIS proessional in town. Everyone is welcome and we encourage as much participation asindividual members are comortable with. Inormationon how to join is located in this newsletter, as well asin our online wiki. Membership orms are included inthese places as well.Cheers! web and in print with our rst newsletter. Te all se-mester brought PLG-UA a new, Drupal based websiteand me, the new webmaster. You can nd our new website here:
. Ournew website is still a work in progress and we look orward to seeing how Jez Gaddoura, our webmasteror 2009, will develop it.
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