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No hanging chads here.

The Simmons chapter of the Progressive Librarians Guild (PLG) is holding elections for one officer position (for fall semester 2013). You can find the description of the position below.

If you are a current GSLIS student and are interested in becoming a candidate for the position, you can log in to this page by clicking the "edit" tab immediately above this text. Just add your name beneath the position for which you want to run, and write a 1-2 paragraph personal statement explaining who you are and why you want to join the executive board of Simmons PLG. (These statements are helpful for current officers to find out a bit about you. LISSA actually handles the elections, so don't forget to nominate yourself through their site as well!) Please do not modify anyone else's personal statement without their permission.

Nominations are open until positions are filled. If there is only one candidate for any of the positions, then that person will automatically become an officer. If there is more than one candidate, then LISSA will hold a formal election. Our goal is that the newly elected officers will have a chance to talk with or contact their graduating predecessors to become familiar with procedures. Please e-mail if you are interested in doing so.

Returning officers:

Jae, Co-Chair
Bri Wall, Co-Chair
Araceli Mendez, Treasurer
Jessica Lemieux, Secretary
Anna Bean, Archivist
Geoff Staysniak, Community Outreach Coordinator
Katie Seitz, Simmons Anti-Racism Working Group Leader/Founder

Questions? Concerns? Contact us.

About PLG Student Leadership

The PLG represents an active commitment to participation in real world issues by students on many levels. Our goal is to bring an awareness of the issues that effect librarians in their day-to-day work to GSLIS students and to ensure that all students are well-prepared for the challenges they'll face in their professionals lives.

In past years, we've developed a discussion session, Chewing the Facts which recently included guests from the NE Chapter of REFORMA; we sponsored the 2011 and 2012 Boston Anarchist Book Fairs; and partnered with Panopticon for a lecture with András Riedlmayer on the destruction of cultural heritage in Bosnia. We hosted author Virginia Eubanks to discuss her book "Digital Dead End" and welcomed Community Change, Inc, to lead the April 19th (2012) Anti Racism Training for Librarians. We've also helped with the Prison Book Program's book drive, discussed Aaron Swartz's legacy, co-hosted a bookmaking talk with SCoSAA, and hosted a discussion about the role of archives in post-conflict Guatemala with Assistant Professor Joel Rivera-Blanco. We have many more ideas and want your input!

Upcoming events shall be determined by the interest and passions of new officers. New paths are always welcome.

Becoming a PLG officer is a great way to get involved and learn about some important issues in library services! We look forward to meeting and working with you in the future!