Career Resources

Follow the links below to find lists and bibliographies covering a range of topics useful to music librarians at every stage of their career.

Music Librarianship
Learn more about pursuing a career in music librarianship.

Internet Resources for the Job Seeker
Sources for finding librarian position advertisements on the Internet

Résumés, Curriculum Vitae, and Interviewing
Articles with advice on preparing your application materials and interviewing

Education and Training
Background information for librarian education and training

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Employment
Sources on the current state of diversity in librarianship

Guidelines and suggestions for mentoring and creating mentoring programs

Tenure and Faculty Status for Librarians

Articles and books that address different facets of faculty status issues

Writing and Publishing for the Librarian
Sources with tips on getting started with writing

Resources for the Recent Graduate
Articles and chapters to guide the recent graduate into the work place

Resources for the Mid-Career Librarian
Books and articles that provides guidance for individuals past their early years but not near retirement

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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.