Opportunities to Serve MLA

MLA's many projects and activities are possible only through the efforts of many dedicated volunteers. From conference presenters and committee members to the Board of Directors, hundreds of members volunteer their time to ensure that MLA remains dynamic and relevant to our members and to the larger music community.

Would you like to become involved in these efforts? Please consider joining a committee, coordinating a round table, or writing for the Newsletter or Notes.

Positions for Special Officers will be advertised in our Job List, while nominations for members of the Board of Directors will be solicited from the membership.

For further information on a group, please contact the chair or coordinator. In order to serve, you must be a member in good standing. Most appointments happen at or shortly after the Annual Meeting

Similar opportunities exist within MLA's regional chapters and in IAML.


Special Officer and Editor Positions

Web Editor for the Copyright for Music Librarians Website

  • Responsible for all content of the Copyright for Music Librarians website.
    Deadline: January 31, 2016


Editor, MLA series Technical Reports and Monographs in Music Librarianship

  • The Editor is responsible for the acquiring and editing of all titles published in Technical Reports andMonographs in Music Librarianship (TR & MML). Previously titled the Music Library Association’s Technical Report Series, TR & MLL has a broad scope, providing a focused, in-depth look at topics of current interest to music libraries and librarians.  This series covers all areas of music librarianship, including acquisitions, cataloging, public service, audio technology, facilities management and administration.
    Deadline: December 1, 2015

Web Manager

  • Working in close collaboration with and utilizing the support of the Web Committee, has final responsibility for overseeing visual design, functionality, and content creation on the Music Library Association's web presence comprising several components including a content management system and wikis. Ensures that the Association’s web site is attractive, accurate, functional, and current. Advises the Board on web tools for the Association’s use (such as wikis, online document sharing, web conferencing, blogs, and other social media). As an ex officio member of the Web Committee, works closely with the Chair in promoting and maintaining web-based tools for collaboration and administration.
    Deadline: February 12, 2016

Assistant Convention Manager

  • The Convention Manager (CM) and Assistant Convention Manager (ACM) are authorized by the President and the Board to coordinate and oversee the planning and implementation of annual conventions of the association.
    Deadline: January 20, 2016

Assistant Administrative Officer

  • The Assistant Administrative Officer actively assists the Administrative Officer in the performance of his/her duties overseeing the financial and administrative functions of the Association, eventually assuming the position of Administrative Officer.
    Deadline: January 15, 2016



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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.