Become a Blogger for 2012

We need you on the team for 2012!  The Official MLA blog has become a relied upon resource for both meeting attendees and non-attendees to stay current about the meeting.  So apply to be a blogger!  Applications will be accepted today through February 10th via SurveyMonkey.

True to the baseball theme, we have roster spots for various utility bloggers.  Wireless cards are available to 12 people in select categories.  Blog posts typically are 250 – 500 words in length and correspondents post 1-2 times each day (unless otherwise noted) depending on their category requirements. For complete Guidelines for Bloggers go to the blogger page. All correspondents will receive 3 AHIP points for their participation. 

Blog Correspondent Categories

Training Camp
1 post/day about what you’re learning, 1 post must be a description of a CE course you took while at the conference

Hall of Fame Player (10+ years)
2 posts/day from perspective of a long time MLA member. Suggested topics: What has changed? What has stayed the same? What are you excited/disappointed/curious about?

Grounds Crew
1 post/day, posts about things that happen early in the game, er, day; should include the Major’s walk & a Sunrise Seminar review.

Exhibits Scout
1 post/day on things of interest in the exhibit hall

AAA Player
2 posts/day offering the conference perspective of a library science student. Suggested topics: What events did you attend? What questions arose about medical librarianship? What are you excited/disappointed/curious about?

Rookie
2 posts/day offering the conference perspective of a new member or first time conference attendee. Suggested topics: What are you looking forward to? What events did you attend? If you are presenting a poster or paper, what reflections do you have on the process?

Franchise Player
1 post/day on NLM related events and news (NLM update, Friends of NLM reception, related poster or paper sessions.)

Power Hitter
6 posts total on plenary sessions

Welcome/presidential address
McGovern Lecture
MLA Business Meeting
Doe Lecture
Presidential Inaugural & MLA ’12 Invitation
NLM Update

Outfielder
6 posts total on poster sessions.  Suggested topics: What were the most interesting posters from each session? What emerging trends did you observe?

Designated Hitter (3 positions available)
2 posts/day on section activities
Posts on section sponsored programs, papers/projects by section members, business meetings, incoming/outgoing officers, etc.
Membership in Section is preferred.
List of MLA Sections

Pinch Hitter (3 positions available)
2 posts/day on special interest group activities
Posts on SIG sponsored events, papers/projects  related to SIG interests, informal meetings, incoming/outgoing officers, etc.
SIGs are ad hoc groups open to all members of MLA. Active SIG members are preferred, but anyone with an interest in blogging a specific SIG’s activities are invited to apply.
List of MLA Special Interest Groups

Mascot
1 post/day on social events, include Bearded Pigs, receptions and other events. Photography encouraged.

Your idea here
1 post/day from a perspective of your own design.

Please consider contributing to MLA’12 by being a blogger.  Providing great information and coverage of the meeting is a team effort and we need you on the team.

 

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