eCourse: Music Collection Development for Every Librarian

The Music Library Association (IAML US) and the American Library Association will be co-presenting an online course entitled "Music Collection Development for Every Librarian." The course will last from May 21, 2018 to July 1, 2018 and will be held asynchronously, meaning that there are no live sessions but participants must complete the viewings, readings, and assignments on their own time within a set sche

IAML Update: Pan-American Regional IAML Conference in Orlando

The idea for the conference was to bring together music librarians, archivists, and documentation specialists from all of the Americas, with an emphasis on the inclusion of Latin American colleagues. MLA, in part with outreach funds left over from the joint IAML-IMS congress in New York in 2015, was able to invite and support colleagues from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Mexico, Uruguay, and Venezuela. In recognition of the importance of this meeting to IAML, the IAML Board decided to hold its mid-year meeting during the two days leading up to the conference. This enabled all of us on the Board to participate in the event and to reach out to these colleagues from Latin America. And it was successful. All Board members actively participated in the event and got to know many new colleagues from Latin America, and we were able to let them know about IAML and to welcome and encourage their participation in our association.

MLA Pan-American Conference 2017: Conference Diary #3

Michelle Urberg shares her reflections of the MLA conference in Orlando, Florida: MLA 2017 in Orlando was my first MLA! I first heard about MLA many years ago from Scott Landvatter at the University of Chicago, where I was a graduate student employee in the Recordings Collection. Fast forward a few years: I found myself finishing library school and starting my first professional library position, with a strong desire to get involved in professional organizations to help support the field where I want to spend my career.


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