I would like to invite all MLA members, potential members, and interested parties, to the Music Library Association’s 85th Annual Meeting, being held in the fair city of Cincinnati, Queen of the West, from March 2nd through March 5th, 2016.

And this Song of the Vine,
This greeting of mine,
The winds and the birds shall deliver,
To the Queen of the West,
In her garlands dressed,
On the banks of the Beautiful River.

 —From “Catawba Wine” (1854), poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, memorializing Cincinnati’s vineyards.

Program Chair Katie Buehner has led the development of an engaging three days of diverse opportunities, where you can learn about current issues in collection development and resource sharing, patron-driven acquisitions, score publishing and distribution, linked data, music discovery requirements, digital preservation, oral history best practices – and even watch a panel oral history being interviewed! Social events such as entertaining receptions (Big Band!), coffee breaks (ice cream!), and tours (Findlay Market!) will provide opportunities to network with colleagues, make new acquaintances, and enjoy the company of old friends. MLA members are a lively, informative, and welcoming bunch, so y’all come!

In eager anticipation,

Michael J. Rogan
MLA President

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