Letter to Dartmouth College

Editor’s note: Following the announcement of the Paddock Library closure, MLA’s board crafted the letter below for Dartmouth’s administration.  Dear President Hanlon, Provost Helble, and the Trustees of Dartmouth College: We, the Board of the Music Library Association, were dismayed to hear of the closing of the Paddock Music Library at Dartmouth. Such a closure […]

Statement Regarding St. Olaf Librarian’s Resignation Due to Bias and Discrimination


From the MLA Board of Directors, April 2021 We, the Board of the Music Library Association, are saddened by the experiences of one of our members, Ellen Ogihara, during the two years of her employment as a librarian at St. Olaf College. The events described in Ms. Ogihara’s resignation letter  suggest a culture antithetical to […]