MLA2008 Plenary Session 1 ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ Bring out the Funk
MLA President Mark Funk opened MLA?óÔé¼Ôäó08: ?óÔé¼?ôConnections: Bridging the Gaps?óÔé¼?Ø with an engaging and informed address focusing on his presidential platform of integrating Web 2.0 technology into MLA, and using it to bridge the gaps of our membership to allow more opportunities for participation.
?óÔé¼?ôWe have a collective experience of over 50,000 years?óÔé¼?Ø he said, ?óÔé¼?ôHow do we keep this collective knowledge for future members of the MLA??óÔé¼?Ø Mark offered several ideas he?óÔé¼Ôäód like to see: adding user reviews to the CE clearinghouse (brilliant!), moving away from books to web-centered literature for library hot topics (huh?), and stockpiling our 50,000 years of collective experience in wikis (cool). He asked that future leadership carry on his initiatives.
For pictures from the address (along with shots from the rainy yet awesome bike tour of Chicago) click here.
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