A place to share ideas about advocating for music library resources, spaces, users, and staff. Administered by the Music Library Advocacy Committee of the Music Library Association (MLA).
Look under “Advocacy Links” in the menu at the top of this screen to find links to resources specifically addressing challenges faced by libraries during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some signs I made for a tour that include qualitative information and some comparative infographics to communicate some quantitative information. It is a few years old now.
A collection of brief descriptions of varied outreach initiatives by music librarians in public libraries across the country. You can contact the librarians directly for further information on what they’ve done.
Availability of vocal music scores compilations containing art songs by African American composers. Supplemental content accompanying the book, So You Want to Sing Spirituals.
I can only speak to the issue of communicating about advocacy. The Music Library Advocacy Task Force’s 2017 survey indicated that a listserv was not the most desirable venue for discussions of advocacy-related topics. Perhaps it’s due to listserv fatigue, or just a preference for other methods of communication. Face-to-face discussion was th…[Read more]
It is my impression that the amount of communication/postings etc. taking place on MLA-L is considerably less than ten, twenty or twenty-five years ago. Is this because there are fewer music librarians? or is the chatter taking place in other fora?
-Tom Moore, FIU