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Hashtags for the Meeting

If you’re using Twitter to share your observations during the meeting, or want to follow along with what people are thinking in real time, you may want to be aware of these hashtags:

#mlanet14 – the overall hashtag for the meeting, to be used in any/all tweets

#mlaemts – for the Educational Media & Technologies Section business meeting, Monday, May 19 at 4:30 pm

#mlattt – for Top Technology Trends VII (Tech Trends), Tuesday, May 20 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

#mlaflip – for the flipped format session sponsored by the Educational Media & Technologies Section: Structural Adjustments Changes in Education, Sunday, May 18 from 4:30 – 5:55 pm

#nlmtheater – for updates from and about NLM Theater sessions and the resources/changes presented there

And some unofficial, fun activities at MLA:

#mlanet14bingo – for the card game being organized by @mascher to help us meet new people at MLA. Tweet a pic of your completed BINGO card with the hashtag #mlanet14bingo to win. “Complete” in this case means your full card is completed, not just one line.

#drinkingsig – “unofficial and completely unsanctioned,” the rules are that “any time two or more MLA members are together and drinking (even water), it constitutes a #drinkingsig meet up.” When you purchase a $5 #drinkingsig button from @LaMedBoheme73, proceeds go to the MLA Scholarship Fund.

You do not need a Twitter account to follow along with what people are posting with these hashtags, simply click on the links above or search Twitter for the tags.

If you’re aware of other hashtags for various events and programming during MLA ’14, leave them in the comments!

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NPC Challenges Chapters, Libraries, Sections, and Special Interest Groups!

The National Program Committee (NPC) is counting on the competitiveness of the Chapters, Sections and Special Interest Groups affiliated with MLA and all libraries (which do NOT have to be institutional members) to donate items to the Party with a Purpose Silent Auction. We know that everyone loves to have bragging rights. The group in each category that has the highest bid (combined multiple small items or one large item) will win those bragging rights. Please note: a donation can be made by an individual for a group but can only count for one!!!

The winners of each category will be announced around 9 pm at the Party with a Purpose and will also be featured in a MLA Focus and MLA News article following the Annual Meeting. Bring your competitive spirit and help make the Party with a Purpose successful for the MLA Scholarship fund, MLA Section Project of the Year Award, and the Chicago adult literacy organization, Literacy Works.

By May 6, please forward your completed Silent Auction Donation Form to the address provided on the form. For more information, please refer to the fact sheet or contact Ray Naegele (email: naegele@mlahq.org or phone: 312.419.9094 ext 17) or Susan Chesniak (email: mlafa4@mlahq.org or phone: 312.419.9094 ext.18).

The MLA Silent Auction is supported by the 2014 National Program Committee lead by Julia M. Esparza and Erinn Aspinall, Co-chairs, Party with a Purpose Committee, of the National Program Committee.

[Thanks to Julie Esparaza and Erinn Aspinall for providing the information for this and the previous post!]

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Donate to the MLA “Party with a Purpose” Silent Auction

MLA is seeking your support as an auction item donor for the Medical Library Association’s first ever Silent Auction during the MLA Annual Meeting.

We ask for your support with a donation of one or more auction items. The items could represent hundreds of dollars in auction funds raised. Please be sure to include a photo and relevant details about the items you donate, so we can include an accurate description for potential bidders. By May 6, please forward your completed Silent Auction Donation Form to the address provided on the form. For more information, please refer to the fact sheet or contact Ray Naegele (email: naegele@mlahq.org  or phone: 312.419.9094 ext 17) or Susan Chesniak (email: mlafa4@mlahq.org  or phone: 312.419.9094 ext.18).

The MLA Silent Auction is supported by the 2014 National Program Committee lead by Julia M. Esparza and Erinn Aspinall, Co-chairs, Party with a Purpose Committee, of the National Program Committee.

Proceeds from the auction will go to the MLA Scholarship fund, MLA Section Project of the Year Award, and the Chicago adult literacy organization, Literacy Works.

Possible donation items:

  • rare books and autographed books
  • electronics and mobile devices
  • gift baskets
  • handcrafted items
  • jewelry, artwork
  • vacation timeshares
  • posters, photos
  • art, sports paraphernalia
  • tickets to sporting events or theatre events
  • gift certificates for online purchases at shops and restaurants
  • candles and collectibles

Thank you for your support!

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