Shake it Up: Volunteer for MLA Committee

When MLA asked me to write the call for MLA Committee volunteers, the first thing that went through my mind was the Cars “Shake it Up.”  Perhaps it is because I am child of the 80’s or my brain was just in a mood to shake things up.  Whatever it was, I couldn’t get the song out of my head so I made it my inspiration for the call.

You can read the entire call here on MLA’s website

While doing research to make sure I had the correct lyrics while I blended them into the call, I read on Wikipedia (so it has to be true) that bassist Benjamin Orr stated the song “tells the story of how important it is to make a mark in life, to “let them know what you really mean.”  The citation in Wikipedia goes to MTV’s page about the Cars however I couldn’t verify the quote.  So, I didn’t quite feel comfortable quoting him in the call.

Regardless of whether Orr really made that statement, I think it is still a pretty good statement and one that MLA members might want to think about.  One of the easiest ways to make a mark is join an MLA Committee.

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Do it before October 31, 2014.

Words of advice:
Pick a committee you have an interest in by reviewing the list.
Do not leave your experience for the committee choices blank. Provide whatever experience you have even if it is non-library related.



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