Statement from the Music Library Association Board in Response to the January 6, 2021 Attack on the US Capitol

The morning of January 6th started off optimistically as we witnessed evidence that democracy works. In an election that saw record-breaking turnout, Georgia voters elected their first Black senator and first Jewish senator while the nation waited to witness what should have been a symbolic and ceremonial exercise of a peaceful transition of power in […]

MLA/TLA 2021 Meeting to be all Virtual

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The joint meeting for the Music Library Association and the Theatre Library Association in 2021 will now be completely virtual. The following is a message from the MLA Board President, Susannah Cleveland, that was posted on the association’s email list yesterday. Dear friends, At last, we are able to announce, formally, that the Board has […]

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 […]

New Student/Early Career Visiting Board Member

Jessica Abbazio has been selected as the inaugural Board Student/Early Career Representative in the three-year pilot for a visiting member of the Board to represent the early-career and student members of the Association. She will join the Board in upcoming (virtual) meetings in May and June 2020 and serve through the conclusion of the 2021 […]

MLA Board Statement on COVID-19 and Student Workers

The Board of the Music Library Association strongly encourages academic library administrations to ensure that student workers—often our most financially vulnerable employees—continue to receive compensation throughout periods of closure or reduced service hours related to the outbreak of COVID-19. Furthermore, compensation should not require an employee’s presence on site. Music library student workers, in particular, […]