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125th Anniversary Celebration
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Welcome to the MLA 125th Anniversary Celebration page! 

We will be updating this page throughout our 125th Anniversary year so please check back often for additional information. 

Video Selfies
To commemorate the 125th anniversary of MLA, we are collecting video selfies! Below are some suggestions to get you started. The only rule is that it cannot be longer than 2 minutes! 
Make your selfie and send it to We’ll post the videos on our YouTube channel as well as show them at the conference at the MLA 125th table. You can have a duo selfie or a bunch of people from your workplace. If you need directions as to how to record a video selfie see below.  Whatever you do have fun!

We Are MLA:  Best Memories
Capture your MLA experience in two minutes or less by producing your own video selfie.  Start by introducing yourself . . . name, library affiliation (current or past), and note approximately how long you've been a member.  Choose one or two of these suggestions as your selfie focus.
  • My most memorable MLA involvement
  • My best MLA networking opportunity
  • My best MLA professional development
  • My best MLA social event
  • My best MLA buddy outside of my workplace (joint selfie an option)
  • My own reflection

How to make a video selfie from a smart phone:

1) Open the camera function on your phone

2) Switch to video

3) Click on the symbol that turns the camera around so that you see yourself. 

4) Turn the camera so that the video is horizontal. 

5) Push the red button to start the video. 

6) Have fun!

7) If you make a mistake or something delete it and try again.

8) When you are finished email it to You may need to choose the option to send it to the cloud.

9) Regularly check out the YouTube channel of selfies!

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