III.C. PLACEMENT OFFICER
The Placement Officer manages the Association's Placement Service, a clearinghouse for information about positions available and music librarians seeking positions. The Placement Officer disseminates descriptions of those positions via MLA’s website. (rev.3/2011)
The Placement Officer compiles information about positions available from announcements in the professional literature and in newspapers, and contacts the institutions that have advertised in those sources encouraging them to list their jobs with the Service. The Placement Officer corresponds with library schools, state and regional library Associations, libraries, and other sources in an effort to assure they advertise through the MLA Placement Service when positions need to be filled in the future. It is intended that such contacts bring to the attention of institutions that do not presently employ music librarians that it may be appropriate to engage such a specialist.
The Placement Officer should be familiar with the literature on qualifications for music librarianship in order to answer inquiries from individuals and institutions about employment in the profession.
The Placement Officer is an ex-officio member of the Career Development and Services Committee. (rev. 8/2006) (rev. 3/2011)
The Placement Officer receives gratis MLA regular membership and MLA annual meeting early-regular-member registration. (rev. 3/2014)