Molly Knapp will be at the helm of this year’s conference blog and she has put out the official call for medical librarian bloggers.
(reprinted from the MLA’10 blog)
Do you like to write? Do you like technology? Do you yearn for a public outlet from which you can espouse the glories of the MLA conference 2010 in Washington DC?
Then why not apply to be an official blogger for MLA ‘10? Official conference bloggers earn 3 AHIP points and may have access to free wireless services for the duration of the conference.
The application will be open until April 20th, 2010. Official bloggers will be announced April 30th, 2010.
Because how else are you going to share your Obama photo with the world’s premier league of health sciences information professionals?
Last year we had a wonderful group of bloggers and as the BIC (Blogger in Charge) of the 2009 conference blog I can say that it was great experience. It was a great opportunity to meet other MLA members and stay in touch with what was going on at the conference. I also did a survey of the official bloggers, and they all had such positive responses about blogging the conference. So, I wasn’t the only one who enjoyed the experience, the bloggers did too.
Not a blog author? Don’t worry! You don’t need to be current author of a blog to be an official blogger, you just to have some experience with blogging software such as WordPress.
Have laptop but don’t have wifi? Don’t worry, apply to be an official “wireless” blogger and MLA will provide you with a wireless card. You don’t have a laptop or you aren’t bringing a laptop? Don’t worry, you can still be an official blogger.
If you are going to the meeting in D.C. and you are interested in blogging apply and submit it by Tuesday, April 20, 2010. Official Bloggers will be notified by Friday, April 30, 2010.