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MLA

I hereby declare a moratorium on thinking up names for library/librarian associations that begin with an M-word. I mean, seriously… how many MLAs does one profession need?!? I realize that this will be difficult for states and areas of study beginning with M, but consider the benefits of having an acronym that actually conveys meaning, that actually names your association.

For those of you who’s heads spin whenever somebody mentions “MLA,” consider adopting my fool-proof solution: choose one meaning and cram all mentions of that acronym into that particular meaning. For example, since I’m the librarian for languages and literature, the Modern Language Association dominates my life. So from now on, to make things easier, I’ll just assume that all mentions of “MLA” refer to that organization. I can’t see that this would cause any problems…