MLA's Series

A-R Editions is delighted to co-publish MLA's three book series. Well respected in the field, the three series make available the latest research in music librarianship by respected professionals.

Proposal guidelines for authors and reviewers


Basic Manual Series

A comprehensive series of manuals designed to assist the librarian in dealing with various aspects of the organization, administration and use of a music library.


Index & Bibliography Series

A series of bibliographies, indexes, discographies and other guides to music and music literature. All areas of music study are covered, including popular music, American music, historical bibliography, new musicology, ethnomusicology and projects with potential to reach the broader musical public.

Technical Reports

Each volume in the series provides a focused, in-depth look at the practical side of the music library profession. Topics include cataloging, audio technology, and facilities management as well as reports of current research in music librarianship.


Of Related Interest

Music Libraries, and the Academy: Essays in Honor of Lenore Coral, edited by James P. Cassaro

New titles are under contract include:

 Index and Bibliography Series
Contract Date Title/Author Planned MS Completion
2009 Bozza Thematic Catalog / Lois Kuyper-Rushing
2012 Reznicek Bio-Bibliography / Suzanne Moulton-Gertig
2013 Music in Dance Periodicals / Jessica Payette
2015 Index of Music in Music History Anthologies / Mara Parker Done
2014 Teresa Carreño Bio-Bibliography / Anna Kijas Done
Technical Reports
2014 A Music Librarian's Guide to Online Video and Podcasting / Katie Buehner and Andrew Justice Done
2014 Digital Archiving 2015
2016 Annotations for Music Librarians / Ralph Hartsock and Peter Lisius 2018
2016 Music Research Data / Amy Jackson and Sean Luyk 2018
Basic Manual
2016 Outreach for Music Librarians / Scott Stone (editor) DONE
2018 Binding and Care of Printed Music, rev. ed. / Alice Carli 2018

If you have questions about current titles and new releases in the series, please contact A-R Editions, Inc. (Note: Selected titles released prior to 2009 are available from Scarecrow Press.)


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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.