Administrative Handbook

VI. I. JOINT COMMITTEES

VI. I. 1. CHARGE

Joint committee members carry out the charge given them by the President. Their duties are: to represent, protect, and promote the interests of the Association; to convey significant news about the other organization to the Music Library Association; and to recommend to the Board of Directors projects in which the Association might participate.

VI. I. 2. PROCEDURES AND POLICIES

Members of joint committees follow the relevant procedures and policies outlined for all committees in sections VI. A-G above.

 VI. I. 3. CURRENT JOINT COMMITTEES

a. American Musicological Society: Joint Committee On RISM. This committee is composed of six members, three from each of the two organizations. Members serve for a term of three years. The chair, which is appointed by the presidents of the American Musicological Society and the Music Library Association, rotates every three years between the two organizations. The committee oversees the collecting activities of the International Inventory of Musical Sources (RISM) in the United States. (rev. 6/2005)

The ranking MLA representative (chair or outgoing/incoming chair) coordinates budget requests and expenses for the MLA. (rev. 5/2014)

b. American Musicological Society: Governing Board Of RILM-U.S. Office. The presidents of the two organizations each appoint one member of this committee, who in turn elect the chair annually. The committee oversees the operations of the RILM-U.S. Office, receives its reports, and takes responsibility for the financial support of the office. It makes financial and substantive reports to the two organizations and other funding organizations. (rev. 3/2011) (rev. 5/2014)

c. Music Publishers Association: Major Orchestra Librarians' Association Joint Committee. The committee meets twice a year to discuss and make recommendations on issues raised by members of the three associations. The MLA members comprise a coordinator of MLA representatives, the President, ex officio or designee, and at least two other members. The committee has no chair. Representatives of each association alternate as presiding officer of the committee.