I’ve already heard a number of things of interest today at MLA. First of all, incoming president of MLA, Mark Funk, is establishing a Task Force on Social Networking (I think he really means a Task Force on Social Software, as he didn’t mention social networking as a potential tool–just blogs, wikis, and RSS). I am intrigued, particularly as to the members that will be chosen for this task. Will it be board members? Members of MLA? People with experience with this stuff?
Secondly, and I knew about this indirectly already, but the special theme program on Wednesday at MLA 2008 will be Library 2.0. They are planning to have a panel, one or more speakers, and potentially some hands-on work. I know of one person who has been asked to be a speaker already, so I know that this could turn out to be a great program.
And, for MLA 2008 and the future, free wireless for attendees will be looked at! I am greatly looking forward to that, as I have to shell out cash money to connect at the moment. For some reason, my wireless (even where I can get it free) seems to be on the fritz (operator error, I guarantee), so I will likely be posting evenings only here on out. Sigh.
The vendor fair/opening reception starts shortly, so I may write more later!