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Register for MLA-ALA Music Reference Skills E-Course

music reference skills for every librarian ecourse logoAs part of the Music Library Association’s partnership with ALA Publishing, we are pleased to announce the first of several MLA eCourses—Music Reference Skills for Every Librarian. This 4-week eCourse facilitated by Sara J. Beutter Manus, Music Librarian at Vanderbilt University, begins on Monday, April 16 and covers some of the most common problems encountered in music reference and how to solve them. You’ll learn the fundamentals of music reference and be provided with tools and techniques to help locate recordings, printed music, and other sources for general information about music and musicians in various genres.

You’ll gain tips and strategies that can help you answer nearly any music reference question—from broad queries to more specific, concrete inquiries—so that you can best meet your patrons’ information needs.

As an MLA Member, you can save 10% on registration by using coupon code MLA10 at checkout. If you’re an ALA member, this special offer will be added to your built-in 10% discount for a total of 20% off registration.

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about this eCourse, more information is available here (direct link:

If you have any questions, you can contact ALA Publishing directly at