2022-2023 PEGA-SIS Committees


Members: Benjamin Keele (Chair), Dan Brackmann (Vice Chair), Elizabeth Martinez, Savanna Nolan, Loren Turner, & Sabrina A. Davis (Board Liaison)

Charge: Beer and Edits: A Writers’ Network (i.e., the Beer & Edits Committee) facilitates scholarly networking by connecting writers and readers/editors. The Committee also advertises publishing opportunities of interest to legal information professionals.

If you are looking for feedback on a draft paper, email the Beer & Edits Chair with your paper topic and length as well as the type of feedback that you are looking for (e.g. Are you looking for fresh eyes? An experienced point of view? Basic edits? Global feedback?). The B&E chair will respond with potential matches.


Members: Rod Hall, Lena Rieke, & Rebecca Chapman (Board Liaison)

Charge: The Bylaws Committee ensures that the PEGA-SIS bylaws are reviewed regularly and updated as needed to accurately reflect the goals and practices of the SIS.


Members: Leanna Simon (Chair), Savanna Nolan, Lena Rieke, & Ashley Arrington (Board Liaison)

Charge: The Nominations Committee facilitates the annual election of PEGA-SIS officers. We communicate with members to call for nominations, create and disseminate candidate bios, distribute ballots, and submit the verified results to the executive board.

Are you interested in a leadership position with PEGA-SIS? Email our Nominations Chair. We are always looking for new leaders and volunteers.


Members: Kristee Copley (Chair), Ariel Newman, Lena Rieke, Rachel Shields, & Rebecca Chapman (Board Liaison)

Charge: The Outreach & Publications Committee publicizes the work of PEGA-SIS and its committees, helping newer law librarians see how they can get involved. The Outreach & Publications Committee also highlights individual PEGA-SIS members’ engagement, growth, and advancement within the law library profession.

If you would like to share information about your professional achievements with PEGA-SIS members, email the Outreach & Publications Chair to have it included in the PEGA-SIS Newsletter.


Members: Christine Park (Chair & Board Liaison), Rebecca Dent (Vice Chair), Ariel Newman, Holly Riccio, & Brittany Young

Charge: The programming and education committee provides feedback and suggestions for PEGA-SIS members’ programming proposals for upcoming conferences, workshops, and webinars. We also work diligently to identify and recommend other educational opportunities that align with the professional interests of our members.

Do you have an idea for our So You Wanna… series? Email the Programming & Education Chair with your proposed idea and perhaps you will see it covered in a future webinar.


Members: Kris Turner (Chair), Rod Hall, Rachel Shields, Brittany Young, & Sabrina A. Davis (Board Liaison)

Charge: The Social Committee is charged with planning, organizing and carrying out the “PEGA Party,” an organization-sponsored event that occurs on the Saturday of the Annual AALL Meeting and Conference.