‘Twas the December before Alliance and all through the PAGs
The members were stirring including the TAGs
Ryan Chreist from Colorado and Stephanie Dean
Were going through more presentation proposals than our Track’s ever seen.
The users all excited about the Conference ahead
While visions of AAWS sessions danced in their heads
The PAG on their call with James Brown taking notes
Had just started talking about nominations and votes
We were sharing Mark’s desktop to go over PAG matters
When out of the cyberspace there arose a great clatter
Christmas songs started playing; there was snow on Mark’s screen
What could be happening to cause this weird scene?
Then a video started playing through Adobe Flash
“Mark, what is happening? Try clearing your cache.”
When what to our wondering eyes did appear
But a miniature sleigh pulled by 10 people dear
With a handsome, young driver so happy and merry
We knew in a moment it had to be Larry
Though dressed in a red suit with some white fake fur trim
And the start of a beard--we still recognized him.
With a lightening quick memory he called us by name
“Sorry, I’m late guys, but I’m here just the same”
“Hey, Mark. Hello Debbie. Joe and both Jasons.
Hi, James. Good to see that you’re back from vacation.
Hello Darlene. Stephanie. Ryan and Crystal.”
As he greeted us, he nodded and breathed a soft whistle.
I saw the agenda. We have much work to do.
Issue Tracker. The Library. And the Alliance Conference too!
You know I depend on you to make an impression.
That’s why Kay and our team have planned some great sessions.
There’s AAWS, Online Evals and File Parser, too
Roadmaps and Training—just to mention a few.
But to be a good PAG team your news can’t stop there
You must use the listserv. It’s a great place to share.
Be sure to tell the users—both new ones and old
About sessions where success stories are told
By user-presenters from many a college
Who come to Alliance to share their vast knowledge.
Best Practices. 3 Cs. Quick Tricks and Tips.
Bolt-Ons and Mod info make it all worth the trip.
“And don’t forget networking,” said Mark, our PAG Chair.
“Birds of a Feather and our huge vendor fair.
The Community Session and the PAG Mix N’ Mingle!”
Larry smiled and nodded and gave his sleigh bells a jingle.
That’s the PAG Spirit and HEUG Holiday cheer
That we all to need to have as Alliance draws near.
We must get the word out—north, south, east and west
The Alliance in Nashville will be one of the best.
Darlene brought up the listserv and checked Paul’s post twice
“There’s still time to register at the Early Bird price!”
As they drafted a message for an email and blog
Larry’s sleigh disappeared in a computer-screen fog.
Mark tried reconnecting while the rest sat in awe
Not sure if it was Larry or Santa they saw.
A voice could be heard as their screens turned bright white
“Happy Alliance to all and have a good flight!”
To see what the PAG saw, click here and judge for yourself.