Workshop Descriptions

Music Reference Workshops

Participants in this workshop will learn tips and tricks for helping library users find information and resources about music. Focusing on print and online resources, participants will identify the problems with finding music materials and how to effectively perform a reference interview.

Music Collection Development/Acquisitions Workshops

Participants in this workshop will learn the basic tools and skills for purchasing, selecting and deselecting music materials for their library based on the needs of their user community. The workshop includes a discussion of music vendors, music approval plans/standing orders, and collection development policies.

Music Sound Recordings Cataloging Workshops

Participants in this workshop will learn the basic skills needed to catalog music sound recordings. The session focuses on specific cataloging problems, including such topics as the MARC field 007, chief sources of information, statements of responsibility, the types of numbers found on sound recordings, dates, physical descriptions, titles, and when to input a new record. The cataloging rules and practices are clarified, and then illustrated by the instructor with a variety of examples and exercises.


Music Library Association 1600 Aspen Commons Suite 100 Middleton, WI 53562

608-831-8200 FAX
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.