Committees: Career Development & Services: New Members Forum


The purpose of the New Members Forum is to welcome first-time attendees and new members of MLA at the start of each annual meeting; provide an overview of MLA, including the structure of the organization, and how to navigate the annual meeting itself; provide an opportunity for new members to meet members of the MLA Board and various committee members and learn what MLA has to offer, especially to a new member. The Subcommittee will plan an event just prior to the opening reception of MLA at each annual meeting. New members and first-time attendees will be invited, as well as various speakers and mentors participating in the Mentoring Program.

Coordinator, 2016-2020
Brendan Higgins
Coordinator, 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.