Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes: What does the President Elect Do?

During this year, the majority of my “Behind the MLA Scenes” posts will be focused on what I am doing as the president elect of MLA. There are several reasons why I am doing this. First, I think it is…

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Searching for MLA’s Next Executive Director

We will be sad to see Carla Funk leave as MLA’s executive director. Carla has given us many years of her guidance and wisdom.  Carla will be staying on with us while we search for the next executive director, and…

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Last Chance to Nominate for the Board or President

The last day to submit a name to nominate for the Board or President is May 12th. I always hear on various discussion groups or from people personally that they are fed up with MLA. MLA isn’t going in the…

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Learn More About MLA Sections and Chapters in Chicago

Every other year at the annual meeting MLA used to hold the Section Shuffle where each of the sections would man a table and talk to members about their section.  Often there were themes and the sections would dress up…

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Help Choose the MLA Leadership

Do you know somebody who is innovative, inspiring, and basically would make a great leader within MLA?  Well time to step up and take action. The MLA Nominating Committee is identifying potential candidates for the 2014/15 election.  That means if…

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Behind the MLA Scenes: MLA and Government Relations Committee

Many have been wondering what MLA has done for them regarding government lobbying and trying to advocate for the profession. IF you are a member of MLA, it isn’t hard to find out what MLA is doing in this area. …

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Behind the Scenes: MLA Board

Tuesday and Wednesday I will be flying in and out of Chicago for the MLA Fall Board meeting.  So who is the Board and what happens when they all meet together? First off, here is a list of all the…

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MLA Behind the Scenes: How to Join a Committee

**Update** I forgot to mention that President-elect Linda Walton wrote a nice article in August 2013 issue of MLA News on tips for joining an MLA committee (members only). Usually I try and wait a little bit between my Behind…

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Behind the Scenes: What is a SIG?

Here we go with another Behind the Scenes post, this one will be about SIGs.   In my previous post I talked about Sections. SIGs and Sections often get confused with each other, perhaps because SIG information is on the Section Council…

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Behind the Scenes: MLA Sections

Here we go with another Behind the Scenes post, this one will be about Sections.   In my previous post I said: Chapters and Sections are different entities. If you belong to MLA you don’t not automatically belong to a Chapter…

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