Music library association

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

Our Association

The mission of the Music Library Association is to provide “a professional forum for librarians, archivists, and others who support and preserve the world’s musical heritage.” Learn more about our association from our Board and Special Officers to our strategic plan by exploring the following areas.

Administrative Structure

Board of Directors, Business Office, Committees, Interest Groups, Liaison, and Task Forces

About MLA

Learn more about the organization as a whole.

Advocacy Efforts

Advocacy is an important part of MLA's mission.

Awards & Grants

The Music Library Association supports the profession through the creation of awards for achievement in music librarianship, publication and research supporting music research.


The Music Library Association Archives collects and maintains materials deemed to be of permanent worth.

Constitution & Bylaws

1997, revised 2011

Minutes & reports

Ad Hoc Reports, Annual Reports, Board meeting minutes, and Business meeting minutes

Mission Statement

Approved June 13, 2008

Code of Conduct

Posted 2018

Strategic Plan

2011, with action plans 2012-2019