MLA Connections Blog
I am sure a lot of you are familiar with Mark Funk's OnlyConnect blog. Well MLA will soon debut the MLA Connections Blog as a method to keep memebers and others informed about MLA as well as generate discussions. According to Scott Plutchak, the blog is "another experiment in trying to make the organization more open and transparent. "
It will probably come as no surprise that I am all for the blog. I am the type of person who likes to pop the hood of a car to see what is going on. I like transparency. I like hearing other people's perspective on things. The blog will be open members as well as non-members allowing for discussions to be truely open (through comments) to the medical library community. Hopefully openness will generate some truely interesting discussions. As Scott mentions transparency and submitting posts can only go so far. It is a two way street. The Board members and headquarters staff will be posting, but for it to be a truely communicative process, readers must share their thoughts and perspectives through comments.
I think it is an exciting and interesting time to be involved in MLA.