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Since 1985, the Music Library Association has issued its Directory of Library School
Offerings in Music Librarianship with two audiences in mind: prospective music
librarians in search of programs of higher education that will prepare them for a career in
our profession, and educators and career counselors who are assisting these prospective
The Directory, now in its ninth edition, lists programs offered by institutions of higher
education in the United States and Canada. Entries are arranged geographically by state
or province, and then alphabetically within those divisions by institution name.
Each entry includes information on:
- contact names with telephone numbers and mail and email addresses
- web addresses for the library school program and the affiliated music program
- curricular offerings related to music librarianship
- continuing education programs
- distance learning opportunities
Indexes provide quick access to institutions offering double degree programs, those
offering the master's degree in library science with a concentration in music, those
offering courses in music librarianship and music materials, those accepting music course
credits towards the library degree, those offering continuing education, and those offering
distance learning opportunities.
In preparation for this ninth edition, emails were sent to representatives of library school
programs currently accredited by the American Library Association. Each representative
reviewed the entry published in the eighth edition (2004) and either updated the
information or submitted an entirely new entry, using a web form. The emails were sent
in June 2011, and responses were received between July and October 2011. In a few
cases, no response was received to the email or the follow-up attempts; for these, we
deleted the entry rather than carrying over information from the 2011 edition.
Readers are encouraged to consult the websites of individual programs for updated
information on curricular offerings and contact information.
This edition was prepared with technological support and assistance from Anna Perkins Griner (Education Committee) and the Web Editors (Jon Haupt and Michelle Oswell).
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