Committees: Education
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Charge

To develop and coordinate continuing educational opportunities for a diverse audience including professional music librarians at all levels of their career and other professionals, paraprofessionals, and students regardless of whether they are MLA members or have a background in music or music librarianship. The committee should pursue both traditional and innovative delivery methods, both in person and digital. The committee will maintain a rotation of educational opportunities related to all aspects identified in the Core Competencies for Music Librarians and other evolving needs of the profession.

Working Groups

The Education Committee dissolved the Educational Outreach Subcommittee and welcomed the subcommittee members into the parent committee following the 2017 annual conference. At this meeting, the work of the Education Committee was distributed across five working groups, as follows:

 

Webinar Working Group

This group is responsible for developing, marketing, and coordinating the webinar series in coordination with the Education Committee Chair and the appropriate ALA Editions representative. Specifically, the working group will identify educational content and audiences in alignment with those identified in the Education Committee charge, identify webinar instructors, and serve as a facilitator for webinar instructors in all aspects of their training, content development, and delivery. The working group is also responsible for providing assessment reports to the Education Committee following each webinar. The activities and charge of the working group will be assessed by the Education Committee every 2 years.

 

E-Course Working Group

This group is responsible for developing, marketing, and coordinating e-courses in coordination with the Education Committee Chair and the appropriate ALA Editions representative. Specifically, the working group will identify educational content and audiences in alignment with those identified in the Education Committee charge, identify e-course instructors, and serve as a facilitator for e-course instructors in all aspects of their training, content development, and delivery. The working group is responsible for providing assessment reports to the Education Committee following each e-course. The activities and charge of the working group will be assessed by the Education Committee every 2 years.

 

In-Person Training Working Group

This group is responsible for developing, marketing, and coordinating in-person training workshops in coordination with the Education Committee Chair. Specifically, the working group will identify educational content and audiences in alignment with those identified in the Education Committee charge, identify workshop instructors, and serve as a facilitator for workshop instructors in all aspects of their training, content development, and delivery. The working group is responsible for providing assessment reports to the Education Committee following each workshop. The activities and charge of the working group will be assessed by the Education Committee every 2 years.

 

Train-the-Trainer Working Group

This group is responsible for developing a train-the-trainer program in coordination with the Education Committee chair and relevant working groups. Training standards and methodologies should adhere to best practices, enable maximum participation by diverse and geographically disparate constituents, and ensure a level of educational value that is reflective of the high standards of the Music Library Association. This group should provide a complete proposal for a train-the-trainer program via email to Education Committee membership 1 month prior to the 2018 annual meeting. Upon approval, this group’s work will be complete. However, the Educational Committee is committed to reviewing this program and adjusting as needed every 4 years.

 

Annual Meeting Workshop Working Group

This group is responsible for developing and maintaining relevant procedure documents, overseeing the proposal submission, review, and notification process, serving a support role for the selected proposal, and assessing the workshop event. This working group should adhere to all guidelines in the MLA Convention Manual and will work closely with Program Committee, Convention Manager, and the MLA Board.


Committee Handbook

Education Committee Handbook

Chair, 2014-2018
Lisa Hooper
Member, 2014-2018
Marci A. Cohen
Member, 2014-2018
Charles W. Peters
Member, 2014-2018
James Procell
Member, 2015-2019
Laura H. Williams
Member, 2016-2020
Sharon Benamou
Member, 2016-2020
Kristi Bergland
Member, 2016-2020
Timothy Sestrick
Member, 2017-2021
Grover C. Baker III
Member, 2017-2021
Greg MacAyeal
Member, 2017-2021
Libby McDaniel
Member, 2017-2021
William M. Nelson Jr
Member, 2017-2021
Lina Sheahan
Member, 2017-2021
Liza Weisbrod
Member, ex-officio
Sara K. Nodine

Contact

Music Library Association 1600 Aspen Commons Suite 100 Middleton, WI 53562

608-836-5825
608-831-8200 FAX

mla@areditions.com
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.