Committees: Public Services
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The Public Services Committee studies current issues, trends, and developments relating to interactions of music librarians and their clientele within the context of serving the orientation, education, and information needs of library users. It disseminates information on these aspects of music librarianship to the membership of MLA, and it recommends to the Board appropriate actions or projects, e.g., workshops, publications, clearinghouses, subcommittees to accomplish its charge.


Reference and Access Services
Reference Sources

Committee Handbook

Public Services Committee Handbook
Chair, 2020-2024
Andrea L. Beckendorf
Member, 2018-2022
Donna M. Arnold
Member, 2019-2023
Kate Lambaria


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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.