Task Forces: MLA-L


The MLA-L Task Force is charged with exploring ways to facilitate communication among members of the Music Library Association in a more formal way, and in a manner that better promotes collegiality and civility among contributors, with the possibility of creating a code of conduct and ways to discourage abusive, bullying, or inappropriate behavior. The Task Force will examine the feasibility of creating a more formal relationship between the Association and MLA-L that will still maintain the longstanding independence that MLA-L has enjoyed. The Task Force should employ procedures for receiving input from MLA members and MLA-L subscribers that best ensure openness and transparency. The outcome of the Task Force’s work will be a final report to the Board that presents recommendations on the best path forward with these considerations, including options for other forms of communication in addition to or instead of MLA-L.


2018 August – Task Force is established
2018 December – Preliminary Report to Board outlining the issue and summarizing feedback
2019 February – Discussion at Annual Meeting, St. Louis
2019 May – Final Report to the Board

Group Feed
Michael J. Duffy IV wrote on the Task Forces: MLA-L wall: The MLA-L Task Force Values: *Open Communication *Room for Respectful Disagreement, Debate, and Criticism *Transparency of Process *Freedom from Harassment, Flaming, or Bullying *Empathy *Collegiality, Professionalism, Civility, and Support
Posted Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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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.