Web Editor for the Copyright for Music Librarians Website

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Job Description

General description

  • Responsible for all content of the Copyright for Music Librarians website.

Specific duties

  • Develops content for the site, including FAQs, lists of web resources, news items, and guidelines;this requires both linking to existing content and, in the case of FAQs and news items, writing text.

  • Solicits new content and uses for the website in collaboration with the MLA Legislation Committee, the MLA Web Editor, and the MLA Board.

  • Responds to queries sent to Copyright Web Editor, or forwards them to the Chair of the Legislation Committee for further consideration.

  • Updates the website in a regular and timely manner and in coordination with the Music Library Association Web Manager and the Legislation Committee Chair.

  • In collaboration with the MLA Web Manger and Web Committee, maintains and revises the structure and graphical content of the website to ensure that it is easy to navigate, logically organized, and conforms to MLA web design standards. This may include collaborating in moving the site platform.

  • Submits quarterly and annual reports to the MLA Board, with copies to the Legislation Committee

Chair, the Web Committee Chair, and the Publications Committee Chair.

  • Submits an annual budget for/to the MLA Board.

  • Serves ex officio on the Legislation Committee.

  • Serves on the MLA Publications Committee.


Required qualifications:

  • Familiarity with copyright law and current awareness of copyright issues and information resources especially as related to music and the performing arts.

  • Ability to write and edit basic html.

  • Knowledge of, or ability to learn, wiki markup.

  • Familiarity with web file formats for text and graphics and experience with a graphic editor or graphic tools such as Photoshop.

  • Excellent English language written and oral communication skills.

  • Experience writing user-friendly content.

  • Ability to take initiative and work independently and as a member of a team.

  • Organizational skills, attention to detail, and enthusiasm for problem-solving.

  • Individual membership in MLA at time of appointment and throughout appointment.

Desired qualifications:

  • Basic knowledge of JavaScript or other scripting language.

  • Cross-browser website development experience and knowledge of programs for editing and developing websites;  examples include Dreamweaver, Flash, FireFox, Internet Explorer, Safari.

  • Familiarity with the Music Library Association and its membership.

  • Aesthetic judgment.

Term of Appointment:     Minimum two years; renewable annually; maximum five years.

Honorarium: The Copyright Website Editor receives gratis MLA regular membership and MLA annual meeting early regular member registration during years in which they serve.

How to Apply

Send nominations or letters of application accompanied by a resume and the names and contact information of three references by e-mail attachment to Kathleen DeLaurenti, Chair, Copyright Website Editor Search Committee at:

The other members of the Search Committee are Taylor Greene and Veronica Wells.


Deadline is Jan. 31, 2016.

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