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Job Description

The Publicity & Outreach Officer promotes the interests and
activities of the Association by cultivating an overarching vision of
promotion and outreach for MLA, then coordinating and overseeing MLA’s
presence, both in person at the Association’s Annual Meeting and other
conferences, and through electronic and print venues.. The Publicity
& Outreach Officer works closely with the chairs of the Awards,
Development, Education, Program, Publications, and Web Committees, and
the MLA Newsletter editor. The Publicity & Outreach Officer is an
ex-officio member of the Development, Education, and Publications
committees. The Publicity & Outreach Officer reports to the
President and the Board of Directors and prepares relevant budgets and

Interests and activities to promote include (but are not limited) to the following:
* publicize the purposes and activities of MLA
* announce applications for and results of MLA awards
* advertise MLA publications
* publicize future meetings
* announce official MLA advocacy statements
* inform about current issues which affect the profession
* cover worldwide news events concerning music libraries
* share interesting and entertaining items of musical interest
* promote music libraries
* present music librarianship as an attractive career choice .

The Publicity & Outreach Officer coordinates the Association’s
external organizational liaisons, provides publicity materials for
outreach events, and pursues avenues for increasing the Association’s
visibility to underrepresented groups. The Publicity & Outreach
Officer, in coordination with the Advertising Manager, distributes
artwork when MLA purchases advertising space or uses exchange
advertising space to promote its publications.  Copies of the
Association’s recruitment brochures are sent to individuals and
organizations upon request, or when the Publicity & Outreach Officer
thinks it advisable.

The Publicity & Outreach Officer coordinates and oversees MLA’s
presence on multiple social media platforms as they are deemed
significant and relevant –not only to MLA’s membership, but also to a
wider audience outside the Association. The Publicity & Outreach
Officer will delegate, monitor and advise  the activities of each
platform’s working team.

The position requires a dynamic, well-organized, and detail-oriented
individual with a demonstrated ability to communicate diplomatically and
effectively; a current knowledge of the organization; electronic mail
and computer access and literacy. Experience with social media platforms
is preferred.  Minimum of five years membership in MLA  and current
membership is required.

The Publicity & Outreach Officer receives gratis MLA regular
membership and MLA annual meeting early-regular-member registration.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and the names of three professional references combined into one PDF or Word file to Kirstin Dougan (Search Committee Chair),, no later than 5pm on Thursday June 5, 2014. Interviews will be conducted via video conferencing software.

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