Annual Conference Materials: Public Services

View or download Powerpoint slides, PDF files, handouts, video, and other materials from past annual conference presentations.



Blacklight Updates, Opinions and Questions (Orlando 2017: Charles Peters, Rachael Cohen)

Outreach with a Personal Touch: Takeaways and Tips from a Personal Librarian Program (Orlando 2017: Amanda Evans, Joe Clark)

The "Black Box": How students use a single search box to search for music materials (Orlando 2017: Kirstin Dougan, Nara Newcomer)

Best practices for being an ally to transgender and gender non-conforming individuals in a library environment (Orlando 2017: Holling Smith-Borne, Maddie Dietrich)

Where Do They Look: Music Information Seeking Behavior in the Digital Age (Orlando 2017: Nara Newcomer)

Musical Pop-ups: Performances in Unexpected Places for National Poetry Month, 2015 (Cincinnati 2016: Michael Duffy)



No Information Literacy, No Graduation! Incorporating music information literacy into undergraduate degree requirements (Cincinnati 2016: Taylor Greene, Scott Stone)


Public Services Town Hall (Cincinnati 2016: Tom Bickley, moderator)

Smart Shifting for Less Maintenance (Cincinnati 2016: Clayton Crenshaw)


Experimental Music at the Library (Denver 2015: Steve Kemple)



Exploring a Faceted World: Discovering Music Resources Using Medium of Performance and Genre Terms (Denver 2015: Kevin Kishimoto, Hermine Vermeij, Casey Mullin, Beth Iseminger)



Picture the Music: Planning Library Spaces with a Photo Elicitation Study (Denver 2015: Nara Newcomer)





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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.