Posts Categorized: New Online

Agenda for the 2016 Delegate Assembly Meeting

Basic information about the agenda for the upcoming meeting of the Delegate Assembly, to be held on Saturday, 9 January, during the 2016 MLA Annual Convention in Austin (session 571), 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 »

Three More Weeks to Vote in 2015 MLA Elections

Members are strongly encouraged to cast their votes in this year’s elections for second vice president, the Executive Council, the Delegate Assembly, and the convention forum executive committees. All 2015 members are eligible to vote; those who wish to join or renew for the 2015 membership year should e-mail by 30 November. The online… Read more »

Vote in 2015 MLA Elections

If you are a 2015 member, you can now vote for second vice president, the Executive Council, the Delegate Assembly, and the convention forum executive committees. You may vote online (member log-in required) until 12:00 midnight (EST) on Thursday, 10 December. If you wish to exit the ballot system while voting, your votes will be saved… Read more »

MLA Receives Grant for Expansion of MLA Commons

The MLA has received a generous $225,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to expand the association’s scholarly communication platform, MLA Commons. With support from the Mellon Foundation, the MLA will create Humanities Commons, a federated open-source network of sites that will link the MLA to other humanities societies to further interdisciplinary collaboration. During this pilot phase… Read more »

Proposed Constitutional Amendments

Earlier this year, the MLA Delegate Assembly forwarded proposals for constitutional amendments to the Committee on Amendments to the Constitution. The amendments that the committee formulated allow the assembly to deal with the effects that the implementation of the new convention forum structure will have on the assembly’s size and composition. The next step in… Read more »

New Office of Outreach

The MLA is pleased to announce the creation of the office of outreach. Overseeing convention services, promotions, sales, communications, and development, the new office will work to broaden the reach of the MLA and strengthen communications and member engagement. Leading the new unit is Siovahn Walker, who joins the MLA from the Council for European… Read more »

2015–16 Job Information List Opens

The MLA Job Information List database is now available for searching. Access to the database is free to all users. To search the list, users can log in with their MLA member credentials or create a nonmember log-in. (Please note that nonmember credentials are not stored from year to year, so you will be asked to create… Read more »

Join or Renew for 2016

Online enrollment for the 2016 membership year is now available on the MLA Web site. By joining or renewing for 2016, you’ll receive discounted registration for the 2016 and 2017 conventions; all issues of PMLA and the MLA Newsletter; access to online resources, including the directory of members, MLA Commons, and the MLA Handbook Web site; and more. When you join… Read more »

Connect with Your Regional Representatives in the Delegate Assembly

The MLA is pleased to announce that each of the seven regions represented in the Delegate Assembly (New England and Eastern Canada, New York State, Middle Atlantic, Great Lakes, South, Central and Rocky Mountain, Western United States and Western Canada) now has an MLA Commons group. Join the group for the region in which you… Read more »

MLA Joins in Calling for Open Access to Federally Funded Educational Resources

The MLA has joined with more than ninety education, library, technology, public interest, and legal organizations in calling on the White House to enhance its U.S. Open Government National Action Plan by providing open access to federally funded educational materials. In an open letter to President Obama, the coalition asks that these Open Educational Resources… Read more »