MLA Emergency Relief Fund

In response to COVID-19, the Music Library Association has established a temporary MLA Emergency Relief Fund. It is designed to provide one-time assistance to current MLA members who are suddenly facing furloughs, unstable housing, or other financial hardship. Recipients will receive up to $1,000. Applications will be evaluated with particular attention to the statement of […]

Webinar- Adjusting to New Working Circumstances during a Pandemic, April 22, 2020

The Music Library Association, in partnership with ALA Publishing, is pleased to present a free webinar designed to help folks cope with stress and burnout during COVID-19. Join librarian Heather Fisher to discuss the mental and physical impacts of new work-life/home-life situations, along with ideas for coping mechanisms, as we all work to navigate these challenging […]

MLA Board Statement on COVID-19 and Student Workers

The Board of the Music Library Association strongly encourages academic library administrations to ensure that student workers—often our most financially vulnerable employees—continue to receive compensation throughout periods of closure or reduced service hours related to the outbreak of COVID-19. Furthermore, compensation should not require an employee’s presence on site. Music library student workers, in particular, […]