Jobs and Careers

Job Placement Service

The Placement Service assists individuals seeking employment in music librarianship. To this end, the Placement Officer lists positions available in academic, public, performing arts, orchestra, conservatory, media, and radio libraries.

Search positions here

When possible, successful candidates are listed on the Recently Filled Positions page.


Résumé and Cover Letter Review Service

A virtual service that allows members to submit a cover letter and a résumé or curriculum vita for review by an MLA member with experience evaluating employment applications and hiring staff. The service also offers a face-to-face consultation opportunity during the annual conference.

Career Advisory Service

A web forum sponsored by the Career Development and Services Committee of the Music Library Association that seeks to address the need for advice and discussions about professions in music librarianship.

Career Resources

Bibliographies covering a range of topics useful to music librarians at every stage of their career.

Music Librarianship Workshops

Workshops offered by The Education Committee of the Music Library Association in conjunction with the Music OCLC Users Group (MOUG) targeted to new music librarians, library students contemplating a specialization in music librarianship, general librarians who would like to learn more about music librarianship, library staff members who would benefit from knowing more about music librarianship, and seasoned music librarians who would like a refresher.


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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.