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Interest Groups are created by the MLA President to exchange ideas on topics not specifically addressed by the committees of our organization. Membership in Interest Groups is open to anyone. If you would like to join an Interest Group, simply sign in with your MLA username and password on the left side of the screen, select the Interest Group you would like to join and click the "join group button". For questions about a particular Interest Group, please email the Interest Group coordinator.
 

Interest Group Guidelines

This interest group focuses on all music of all the Americas.

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The Bibliography Interest Group provides a forum at each annual meeting for those who: (1) are in the middle of a research project, (2) are thinking of beginning a research project, or, (3) enjoy hearing about the research of other music librarians. Attendees may share about current and possible projects, and glean input and advice from the other attendees, some of which are experienced researchers.

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The Black Music Collections Interest Group offers members a forum where they can exchange ideas and learn from like-minded colleagues and invited guests. Whether you work in an institution or collection with an emphasis on Black Music or you have a scholarly or personal interest in related topics, you are welcome at our meetings.

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This interest group will provide an environment in which we can discuss issues facing the digital humanities and libraries, including those of sustainability and scalability, as well as questions about project management or metadata creation related to digital humanities research. It will enable librarians who share similar experiences or concerns to meet, share ideas, and discuss the role of music librarians or professionals working with music materials in digital humanities.

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This interest group generates presentations on jazz and popular music topics and discusses resources related to the subject. Some members come from institutions with an emphasis on jazz or pop music; others have a scholarly or personal interest.

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The Music Industry and Arts Management Interest Group is a forum for any music librarian interested in any aspect of music business, arts management, publishing, music student career preparation, and other related areas.
Check out our resources lists and contribute https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B3kic5csMhyUaUFtaTNmeGtSdjA&usp=sharing

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The Musical Theatre Interest Group provides a forum for the sharing of information and discussion of all matters related to musical theatre in its various manifestations around the world. These include not only American and Western European musical theatre traditions but also Chinese opera, Noh, musical theatre in India, and other musical theatre formats.

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The Organ Music Interest Group is comprised of those who are interested in organs and organ music. Our primary activity occurs at each annual MLA meeting, where we share lists of new organ music and enjoy hearing presentations by community or interest group members. Members of the group often participate in the Organ Crawl, which is held prior to MLA annual meetings.

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The Performing Arts Interest Group provides an environment in which participants can discuss all issues related to the performing arts.

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The Retirement Interest Group provides a forum for retirees and those contemplating retirement.

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The Small Academic Libraries Interest Group provides a forum in which librarians can discuss all issues relating to the unique challenges of the small academic library environment. Participants sharing similar interests or concerns can share thoughts, ideas, and approaches relevant to all aspects of music librarianship.

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The Voyager Music Users Group (VMUG) promotes information-sharing regarding Voyager, an Ex Libris product, as pertains to music, music users, and music libraries (or libraries that hold music).

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This group provides a forum for discussions, presentations and training opportunities for technical services concerns relating to music collections:
• Collection development
• Collection management
• Acquisitions
• Cataloging and metadata
• Discovery and access

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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.