Call for Proposals: Belonging in Music Libraries

MLA’s Basic Manual Series is pleased to announce the development of a new topic area, Belonging in Music Libraries. While dimensions of belonging have explored the concept in other library settings, this effort stands apart in overtly addressing the topic in music libraries. This innovative topic area will be included in the Basic Manual Series. Potential topics may include but are […]

A Thematic Index of Works by Eugène Bozza: Author Interview

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The following is an interview with Lois Kuyper-Rushing, author of A Thematic Index of Works by Eugène Bozza, part of the MLA Index and Bibliography series, newly published by A-R Editions. Q: Lois, you mention in the Acknowledgments that your research into Eugène Bozza’s works began as a doctoral dissertation. What was your journey like, […]

Call for Papers: Notes Special Issue on Race and Music Libraries

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Civil rights movements and intellectual critiques of White supremacist ideologies have ostensibly led to the scholarly realization of the value of people of color, yet they are still underrepresented in United States musical academia by virtually any measure. The lack of library and archival holdings of scores and recordings by Black, indigenous, Asian, and other […]

Archival Description of Notated Music Now Available Online

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The Music Library Association’s Working Group for Archival Description of Music Materials is pleased to announce Archival Description of Notated Music (ADNM), a new co-publication of the Music Library Association (MLA) and the Society of American Archivists (SAA), available online as a free ebook via SAA’s Bookstore ( and MLA’s Humanities Commons web repository ( […]

Call for Nominations: Publication Awards

The Publications Awards Committee welcomes nominations for the following annual awards: The Vincent H. Duckles Award, for the best book-length bibliography or other research tool in music. The Richard S. Hill Award, for the best article on music librarianship or article of a music-bibliographic nature. The Eva Judd O’Meara Award, for the best review published […]