Webinar- Adjusting to New Working Circumstances during a Pandemic, April 22, 2020

The Music Library Association, in partnership with ALA Publishing, is pleased to present a free webinar designed to help folks cope with stress and burnout during COVID-19. Join librarian Heather Fisher to discuss the mental and physical impacts of new work-life/home-life situations, along with ideas for coping mechanisms, as we all work to navigate these challenging […]

Creating Linked Data for Music with RIMMF4 Pre-conference February 26, 2020

There’s still time to register for the Pre-conference in Norfolk, “Creating Linked Data for Music with RIMMF4,” a hands-on workshop led by Kathy Glennan, Mary Huismann, and Kristi Bergland designed to help catalogers, metadata librarians, and anyone who wants to better understand the new RDA toolkit and linked data.  This workshop will combine short presentations and […]

Music Reference Skills for Every Librarian eCourse Starts March 2, 2020

If you’re working the reference desk, you are likely to encounter questions about music, and whether you need to find music, scores, or books about music, you need to be prepared. In this eCourse, ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions and the Music Library Association introduce you to the fundamentals of music reference. You’ll be provided with tools […]

Delivering Effective Conference Presentations Webinar, February 5, 2020

Presenting at a conference can be both a major professional opportunity and a major personal challenge. Whether you are sharing a successful project, exciting research, or you’ve been tasked with teaching your peers about a new aspect of library work, there’s a lot of preparation that goes into a successful presentation. In this workshop, Marci […]

Using Controlled Vocabulary in Music Cataloging eCourse Now Available

For many years, music catalogers depended on Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) for controlled vocabulary terminology, which meant that we couldn’t always tell our patrons what to expect from a resource unless we used a number of creative workarounds. The music cataloging community has worked to develop new vocabularies to be more specific and […]