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Top 5 Reasons to Join MLA

Are you interested in the Music Library Association? Our membership registration for 2019-2020 is underway! Here are five reasons to join.

5. Webinars, Workshops, and E-Courses

MLA members receive a discount on music librarianship webinars, workshops, and e-courses. Learn the basic skills and topics of music librarianship, including music cataloging, reference, and acquisitions.

4. Committees

MLA members advance the association and the profession through work on committees. There are committees for several important areas of music librarianship, including those for legislation, diversity, archives, cataloging, and more.

3. Interest Groups

MLA members can meet other members who share an interest in a particular music-related topic. Topics range from various genres of music to library systems to job-related subjects.

2. Chapters

Joining a regional chapter is a good starting point for meeting people and sharing information. You can join a chapter through their respective sites or add a chapter membership to your annual membership.

1. Annual Conference

Most importantly, MLA is about the people, and the best place to meet friendly folks in the profession and expand your knowledge about music librarianship is at an annual conference. Information about our upcoming meeting in Norfolk, VA can be found at

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