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6/21/2015 » 6/26/2015
IAML-IMS Congress 2015 New York




Representatives & Liaisons

Representatives to Other Organizations

American Library Association
Representative: Stephanie Bonjack (appointed 2009)
Purpose: Because the Music Library Association is an American Library Association affiliate, the MLA President receives and transmits to this representative gratis registration privileges. The MLA representative to ALA attends the ALA annual summer and mid-winter meetings as an observer, and reports actions of significance to the MLA to the President in a timely fashion as appropriate.

Grove Music Online
Representative: Daniel Zager (appointed 2009)

Historical Recording Coalition for Access and Preservation (HRCAP)

National Information Standards Organization (Z39)
Representative: Mark McKnight (appointed 2003)
Alternate: David Sommerfield (appointed 2003)
Purpose: As a voting member of this committee, the MLA representative presents an informed statement of our views on various standards. He/she consults with or refers decisions to other committees within the Association when necessary.

External Liaisons

Music OCLC Users Group
Representative: Mary Huismann (MOUG Secretary/Newsletter Editor and MLA contact) (2012)

Organizational Liaisons

To foster informal affiliations with professional musical, scholarly, and library organizations whose interests and activities correlate with those of MLA; to coordinate and train members of MLA who are active in other organizations to effectively bring information about MLA to other groups and to communicate news of those groups’ activities to the membership of MLA; and to develop and maintain structures for communication and reporting between liaison organizations and MLA. The committee also works with the Board and the President to coordinate communication between MLA’s official representatives to ALA and NISO and the MLA membership.

Guidelines for Organizational Liaisons

Bob Follet, MLA Publicity and Outreach Officer


American Library Association: Dance Librarians Discussion GroupKathleen Haefliger
American Musicological SocietyLinda Fairtile
Art Libraries Society of North AmericaAlyssa Resnick
Association for Recorded Sound CollectionsJim Farrington
Association of Music Personnel on Public RadioThomas Pease
Canadian Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation CentresLisa Philpott
Chamber Music AmericaGeorge Boziwick
ISMIR: The International Society for Music Information RetrievalElizabeth Davis
MLA-JapanNobue Matsuoka-Motley
Online Audiovisual CatalogersMary Huismann
Percussive Arts SocietyMisti Shaw
Public Library AssociationKristie Nelsen
Society for American MusicSandi-Jo Malmon
Society for EthnomusicologyAlec McLane
Society for Seventeenth-Century MusicDarwin Scott