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 […]

Top 5 Reasons to Join MLA

Are you interested in the Music Library Association? Our membership registration for 2019-2020 is underway! Here are five reasons to join. 5. Webinars, Workshops, and E-Courses MLA members receive a discount on music librarianship webinars, workshops, and e-courses. Learn the basic skills and topics of music librarianship, including music cataloging, reference, and acquisitions. https://www.musiclibraryassoc.org/page/MusLibWorkshops 4. […]

What’s this about destroying music libraries?

We are inviting you to experiment with us using a structure called TRIZ. This allows us to productively use the mental model of destroying something very important to us, find how our individual actions may be contributing to its failure, and then find ways to rebuild it as individuals and as a community. For this […]