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.
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.