Administrative Handbook



Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association began in 1934 (1st series: 1934–1942), and began its 2nd series in 1943. The journal has appeared consistently since then, offering its readers interesting, informative, and well-written articles in the areas of music librarianship, music bibliography and discography, the music trade, and on certain aspects of music history. It is published in September, December, March, and June, and sent to all Association members.


The NOTES editorial staff includes several roles: Editor, three Assistant Editors (one for electronic vendors), and contributing editors for the areas of book reviews, book list, music reviews, music list, periodicals, digital media reviews, sound recording reviews, video reviews, music price index, and the NOTES index.
The editor of NOTES appoints and supervises the staff, solicits articles, and maintains the necessary liaison with the printer. The editor reports changes in the NOTES staff to the President. The editor submits three Board reports each year (see V.A.3.a) plus an Annual Report (see section VI.D.7), and sends copies to the chair of the Publications Committee. The editor and Assistant Editor for Electronic Vendors serve as members of MLA’s Publications Committee. The editor receives an honorarium.  The editor, assistant editors, and book and music review editors receive gratis MLA regular membership and MLA annual meeting early-member-registration. (rev. 3/2014) (rev. approved 5/2013, updated 7/2018)