Committees: Awards: Publications


To recommend to the Board publications that the Committee regards as qualified to receive the following prizes awarded annually by MLA:

  1. The Vincent H. Duckles Award for the best book-length bibliography or other research tool in music;
  2. The Richard S. Hill Award for the best article on music librarianship or article of a music-bibliographic nature;
  3. The Eva Judd O'Meara Award for the best review in Notes.

Publications are considered during the year following their imprint date, and awards are announced at the Annual Meeting in the year following, that is, prizes for publications issued in 2017 are announced in 2018, etc.

The Committee consists of three members whose responsibilities change each year of a three-year commitment. Members chair the Committee in their third year. The Committee’s work takes place almost exclusively from May to August.

Qualifications desired in Committee members are the ability to conduct a thorough literature review and a strong familiarity with the literature of music and music librarianship.


Committee Handbook

Publications Awards Committee Handbook
Chair, 2020-2021
Treshani Perera
Member, 2020-2022
Sofia Becerra-Licha
Member, 2020-2023
Ryan Johnson


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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.