Friday, November 2, 2007

Blogging, MLA style

Welcome to the blog for MLA 2008. Hopefully we'll see some activity here during the coming months - before, during, and after the Newport meeting. I expect that the MLA-L list will remain the primary communication method for notifying the membership of more-or-less important changes regarding the program, accommodations, etc. The purpose for this blog, then, is an open question! I can imagine, though, some reports on meeting sessions, reviews of local restaurants, or any general discussion concerning the conference and/or the Newport area.

In looking at other conference blogs, I came across the Special Library Assn's. They seem to be making good use of the blog medium within the conference context. On a different blog, there is even an entry that covers how to blog conferences ! ... (So, there's a proper technique to this apparently, but, speaking for myself, I think "proper techniques" are overrated).

Please let me know if you'd like to be an author, and I will be happy to add you! (You don't want me to be the only author, here, I can assure you. Besides, my posts may have more to do with convening the knitters at MLA, than with whatever professional enlightenment is happening at the meetings!)

5 comments:

Lisa said...

Will there be a special meeting for knitters at MLA?? Wow-- do tell!

tom said...

I have opinions and photos to share. I would also like to propose that the causeway between the mainland and Goat Island be renamed "Caw's Way" for the duration of the Newport meeting.

Amy Harrell said...

I think we could rename the bridge "Caw's Way" provided that doing so does not entitle Tom to any other ownership rights, i.e. constructing a toll booth and charging passage fees, establishing only certain hours of operation, etc. ;-)

sha said...

the toll booth has nice fund raising possibilities though!

Steve said...

I think we should use the causeway's renaming as a fundraising opportunity for MLA. Tom surely knows that banks and other corporations are paying millions for naming rights at sports stadiums and arenas. Tom, how about a less-than seven-figures donation (but more than three!) to MLA and I'll move at the business meeting that MLA officially rename the causeway to Caw's Way for the entire duration of the annual meeting! (Of course, it would be mostly retroactive by the time Saturday's meeting rolls around.) Done deal?