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MLA 2017: Still Time to sign up to volunteer!

Pre-conference Bag Stuffing Party

There is such thing as a free lunch!  We are in need of 5-10 more people to help assemble the Annual Meeting bags beginning at 1pm on Thursday, May 25th at the Convention Center. There are about 1500 bags that will need to be stuffed with the meeting program, call for papers, guides, etc.  This project takes about 3-4 hours total, and MLA provides lunch to the volunteers.  It’s a fun way to kick off the meeting in a casual, informal setting.  After you volunteer, you get to be the first to check in for the conference and receive your badge and bag.

Indicate your availability here:

Placement Center/Member Resource Room

Prefer something behind the scenes?  We are in need of 1 volunteer per shift to help staff the Job Placement Center/Member Resource Room.  Ideal shifts are two hours each, and the room is open from Saturday - Tuesday.  Volunteers are asked to monitor the room and the equipment, as well as direct visitors to appropriate resources and information.

Choose your shift here


Hospitality Booth

You can be a local expert!  Sign up to staff the Hospitality Booth during the hours the conference registration area is open.  You can choose a 2-hour block, any date and time for the duration of the annual meeting. The Hospitality Booth is often abuzz with activity and people asking for information about things from conference details, to restaurant information, or directions to the light rail station.  You don’t have to be a Seattle local.  There are usually at least 2 people at the booth at a time, and there is even a LibGuide available for booth volunteers to refer to on myriad topics.

Choose your shift here


We appreciate your willingness to volunteer and make MLA 2017 a success.  Specific details are coming closer to the conference. Just do it!


NOTE: If you are NOT an MLA member AND you volunteer a minimum of 4 hours, you will be eligible for ONE free day of admission to the conference. Please indicate if you are a non-MLA member when you sign up, or email us.


Questions? Please contact us:

Bag Stuffing:
Gail Kouame,

Placement Center/Member Resource Room:
Gail Kouame, or Carolyn Martin,

Hospitality Booth:
Frances Chu, or Andrea Ball,

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