Many who go to MLA often find themselves in the evening after the meeting going out to dinner and the bars to discuss library and non-library stuff. I remember somebody mentioning that we met for drinks so often that we could have our buisness meetings at the bar. After a good laugh and a few more drinks later the unofficial Drinking SIG was born.
I want to stress it is all in good fun and completely unofficial from MLA. There are no dues but you will probably have a bar bill. Last year was the first year the unofficial Drinking SIG came off of the barstool and started selling t-shirts and other fun items promoting the group. This year for 2013 a new design and new set of items is available http://www.cafepress.com/drinkingsig for you to purchase.
Even though the SIG is not official, it wouldn’t exist without the people of who attend MLA. So all of the profits from the SIG’s cafepress site sold will go to the MLA scholarship fund.
Next Friday Fun post will be a guest post from Heather Holmes about the unofficial Drinking SIG.