Call for Chapter Contributors: Belonging in Music Libraries: Bringing DEIA to Music Information Literacy


Volume editors: Kathleen Abromeit and Dyani Sabin Educators are continually trying to create meaningful ways to respond to the needs of a more diverse student population. DEIA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility) initiatives in music information literacy can help us develop a deeper understanding in which to foster a more inclusive and equitable library learning […]

MLA Statement Opposing Anti-Asian Violence

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The Music Library Association condemns violence and racism against our Asian, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander colleagues and those we serve. We are deeply saddened and shocked at the recent tragic murders in Atlanta, and we mourn those lost: Delaina Ashley Yaun GonzalezPaul Andre MichelsXiaojie TanDaoyou FengJulie Soon Chung ParkHyun Jung GrantSuncha KimYong Ae YueElcias Hernandez-Ortiz […]

MLA Statement Opposing Racism and Police Brutality

We, the Music Library Association, express our support to the families of Mr. George Floyd, Ms. Breonna Taylor, Mr. Ahmaud Arbery, and to Black people all across the world who struggle to enjoy universal human rights. There is power in coming together to directly oppose racial injustice and police brutality. Therefore, the Music Library Association […]

MLA Emergency Relief Fund

In response to COVID-19, the Music Library Association has established a temporary MLA Emergency Relief Fund. It is designed to provide one-time assistance to current MLA members who are suddenly facing furloughs, unstable housing, or other financial hardship. Recipients will receive up to $1,000. Applications will be evaluated with particular attention to the statement of […]

Statement to YIVO

On behalf of the Music Library Association, I write to express our organization’s strong disagreement with the decision to lay off all of YIVO’s librarians. Librarians are trained professionals who collect, maintain, and facilitate access to both physical and virtual resources. Experienced in the research process and deeply knowledgeable about their collections, librarians are the vital […]