Board of Directors

The Board of Directors administers and manages the affairs of the Music Library Association, formulates and executes its policies, and realizes its stated purposes. It acts in the name of the Association between its annual meetings, and it may exercise all powers except those which are vested exclusively in the members.

The Board of Directors comprises the eleven officers of the Association. Nine of these officers are elected and are voting members of the Board: President, Vice-President/Past President, Recording Secretary, and six members-at-large; the Administrative Officer and Assistant Administrative Officer are appointed by the Board and may not vote.


President  Susannah Cleveland 
Past President
Mark C. McKnight
Recording Secretary
Misti Shaw
Administrative Officer
Tracey Rudnick
Assistant Administrative Officer     
Janelle West
Members-at-Large (2018-2020):
Parliamentarian Rachel Fox Von Swearingen
Fiscal Officer Beth Iseminger
Planning and Reports Officer Bruce J. Evans
Members-at-Large (2019-2021):
Assistant Parliamentarian Kimmy Szeto
Assistant Fiscal Officer Anne Shelley
Assistant Planning and Reports Officer Jonathan Sauceda


The next Board meeting will be held in Norfolk, VA, February 25-26 & 29, 2020.



Meeting agendas and supporting documents

Archive of meeting minutes

Index to Board policies

Open meeting policy


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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.