Committees: Career Development & Services


The Career Development and Services Committee exists to provide ongoing programs that assist music librarians to secure suitable and relevant employment and to establish and maintain viable and meaningful career paths. The membership of the Committee seeks to provide experienced and unbiased mentoring and counsel on matters pertaining to career development and workplace dynamics. In addition, the Committee monitors developments in personnel-related areas and seeks to provide guidance through individualized counseling and, as deemed beneficial, sponsor or provide relevant Conference programming.

Special Projects

Résumé & Cover Letter Review Service

Career Advisory Service

Conference Mentoring Program

Committee Handbook

Career Development & Services Committee Handbook
Co-chair, 2019-2023
Emma Dederick
Co-chair, 2019-2023
Timothy Sestrick
Conference Mentor Coordinator, 2018-2022
Emma Dederick
Member, 2016-2020
Patrick A. Fulton
Member, 2016-2020
Leslie C. McCall
Member, 2017-2021
Catherine Hammer
Member, 2018-2022
Melanie B. Cutietta
Member, 2018-2022
Janneka Guise
Member, 2018-2022
Lisa Hooper
Member, 2019-2020
Rachel Smiley
Member, 2019-2023
Drew Beisswenger
Member, 2019-2023
Joel Roberts
Member, 2020-2024
Mallory Sajewski
Member, ex-officio
Brendan Higgins
Member, ex-officio
Sara D. Outhier
Member, ex-officio, 2018-2020
Joy M. Doan
Member, ex-officio, 2018-2022
Jessica M. Abbazio


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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.