Posts Categorized: Feature

Suggesting Members for Committee Appointments

When the Executive Council meets in February 2015, it will make appointments to seventeen standing committees of the association. Through 4 February, these committees and the outgoing committee members will be listed on the committee suggestion page. To suggest yourself or another member of the association, respond to the three prompts on the suggestion page… Read more »

Report on the 2013–14 MLA Job Information List

A report on the jobs advertised in the 2013–14 MLA Job Information List (JIL) is now available on the MLA Web site. In 2013–14, the number of jobs advertised in the MLA Job Information List (JIL) fell by 96 (8.4%) in the English edition and by 75 (6.8%) in the foreign language edition. This past year marks… Read more »

Agenda for the 2015 Delegate Assembly Meeting

Basic information about the agenda for the upcoming meeting of the Delegate Assembly, to be held on Saturday, 10 January, during the 2015 MLA Annual Convention in Vancouver (session 530), has been posted at the Web site. So that association members may engage with the issues to be discussed at the Delegate Assembly meeting, meeting documents… Read more »

Margaret Ferguson Discusses Her 2015 Presidential Theme

Want to learn more about Negotiating Sites of Memory, the presidential theme for the 2015 MLA Annual Convention? In a new blog post Margaret Ferguson, president of the MLA, introduces a series of three videos about the theme, now available on the MLA Web site. In the videos Ferguson discusses what sites of memory are… Read more »

2014 MLA Elections Under Way

About one month remains for members to cast their votes in this year’s elections for second vice president, the Executive Council, the Delegate Assembly, and the division and discussion group executive committees. All 2014 members are eligible to vote; those who wish to join or renew for the 2014 membership year may e-mail by… Read more »

Convention Child Care Update

Because there was insufficient registration for the proposed on-site child care service, the MLA is instead offering reimbursements of up to $300 to members who are registered for the convention and use child care services, whether through one of the convention hotels or another service, during convention hours. If more requests are received than can be reimbursed… Read more »

New MLA Commons Portfolios Launched

As part of the latest upgrade to the platform, MLA Commons has launched a new, more robust profile system called portfolios. With added fields for publications, affiliations, and education, the new portfolios allow you to create an online CV that can be shared, printed, or saved as a PDF. You can choose which fields you’d… Read more »

Membership Suggestions for the 2015 Executive Committee Elections

At their meetings during the upcoming convention, the executive committees of the MLA’s current divisions and discussion groups (which will become forums in 2016) will take up the matter of nominations for the executive committee elections that will be held in the fall of 2015. Each executive committee must place at least two names in… Read more »

Winter Newsletter Now Available

Members can now read the latest issue of the MLA Newsletter online.  Featured in the Winter issue are a profile of Rolena Adorno, winner of the Award for Lifetime Scholarly Achievement; the report on the 2013–14 MLA Job Information List; a president’s column on tensions between the campus as an open forum and as a… Read more »

Vote in 2014 MLA Elections

If you are a 2014 member, you can now vote for second vice president, the Executive Council, the Delegate Assembly, and the division and discussion group executive committees. You may vote online (member log-in required) until 12:00 midnight (EST) on Wednesday, 10 December. If you wish to exit the ballot system while voting, your votes… Read more »