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Style in the Stacks - Call for Participants MLA 2019 Annual Conference


MLA 2019 Fundraiser Fashion Show: Style in the Stacks

Thursday, October 17, 2019

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

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Don't know what to do with all those leftover tax forms? How about old VHS tapes? Or the bags full of paperback romance novels that get donated every month to the library? Well, we do!

You're invited to participate in the MLA 2019 Fashion Show and Fundraiser: Style in the Stacks. Show off your creativity while helping raise money for the MLA Education Fund.

MLA 2018 Style in the Stacks models

Gather your creative ideas and construct an ensemble from library materials. Then model your creation this October 17, at the MLA Annual Conference Thursday Networking Lunch and Fashion Show. Attendees will choose their favorite style with a $10 voting ticket and all proceeds will go to the MLA Scholarship Fund. 

Get your entire library involved! Use this as a fun team building exercise and take home bragging rights for the best-dressed library staff. Review the submission guidelines below and sign up to participate using the online form by September 6, 2019. Join the fun, strut your stuff and get your design on!

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Rules and Guidelines

Design and Construction Guidelines:

  1. Visible materials may include anything that can reasonably be expected to be in a library.  Final determination of allowable items rests with the conference committee.

  2. No professionally designed or constructed items will be allowed. (ex. Literary scarves, shoes, bags, jewelry, clothing, etc. from places like Storiarts.com)

  3. Items may have a base of a regular garment.

  4. Each library must submit a description including materials used, method of construction, acknowledgments, participants, model’s name, and library contact information via the online form by September 6, 2019.

Fashion Show Guidelines:

  • Each library must provide their own model to wear the item at the Fashion Show.

  • If a library has more than one submission, they will need to provide a model for each item.

  • Participants should report to the registration desk at 11:30 a.m. on the day of the event.

Voting Guidelines:

  • Voting tickets may be purchased with your conference registration or onsite at the registration desk.  

  • Tickets are $10.00 each.

  • You may purchase as many tickets as you want. There is no limit!

Questions may be directed to Amber Sheerin at [email protected]

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