Music library association

u.s. branch of the international association of music libraries, archives, and documentation centres

Get Involved

From educational initiatives to music discovery guidelines, the Music Library Association is active in enhancing the landscape of librarianship for music users and beyond. Get involved in our association by joining a committee or interest group, applying for one of our many awards or travel grants, writing for one of our publications, or attending a continuing education workshop.

Here is a brief list of the various groups you can be a part of in MLA:

  • Committees: Committees and Subcommittees are appointed by the MLA President.
  • Regional Chapters: There are 10 regional chapters of MLA. Find out which one corresponds to your location.
  • Interest Groups: Interest Groups are created by the MLA President to exchange ideas on topics not specifically addressed by the committees of our association.
  • Task Forces: Task Forces are temporary groups appointed by the MLA President to explore an issue.

At every annual meeting the Career & Development Services Committee hosts a session called “Get Involved” where you have an opportunity to interact one-on-one with committee chairs to ask questions, express interest, and generally get a better sense of what committees do and if you want to participate. Look for announcements and details about the “Get Involved” session on MLA-L.

Annual Meetings

Learn more about what music librarians do, where they work, and how to become a music librarian.

Join MLA & IAML

Search job postings and check out the services MLA offers to job seekers.

Opportunities to Serve

Sign up for MLA's online discussion listserv.

Workshops, Webinars, Ecourses

Learn about MLA's ten regional chapters and their activities.