Music Librarianship Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

Previous Workshops

For a list of previous workshops including links to content such as slides, recordings, programs, and more, see our Previous Workshops page.


About Music Librarianship Workshops

The Educational Outreach Subcommittee of the Music Library Association in conjunction with the Music OCLC Users Group (MOUG) is pleased to offer educational workshops on the basics of music librarianship. Three workshops have been developed in the Educational Outreach Program: Sound recordings catalogingMusic reference, and Music collection development/acquisitions.

Music Librarianship Workshops are offered at the national conferences of the Music Library Association and other organizations, at state and regional library association meetings, as well as through library schools and library consortia. Chapters of the Music Library Association also provide workshop opportunities in their respective regions. Experienced music librarians, who have been trained as instructors, lead each workshop. Workshops can be adapted to any length and catered to the needs of your organization or group.

The focus of these workshops is on gaining practical skills in a specific area with opportunities to network with peers. Workshops are targeted to new music librarians who would like additional training, library students contemplating a specialization in music librarianship, general librarians who would like to learn more about music librarianship, library staff members who would benefit from knowing more about music librarianship, and seasoned music librarians who would like a refresher.

For additional information about the Educational Outreach Program, including the history of the program, see the MLA Newsletter, no. 150.

If you are interested in bringing one or more of these workshops to your area, please contact the Chair of the Educational Outreach Program Subcommittee, Grover Baker, (615) 494-7784.


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About MLA

The Music Library Association is the professional association for music libraries and librarianship in the United States. Founded in 1931, it has an international membership of librarians, musicians, scholars, educators, and members of the book and music trades. Complementing the Association’s national and international activities are eleven regional chapters that carry out its programs on the local level.