[CANCELLED] Music Librarianship Workshop and Q&A

This workshop has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. 


Are you interested in music librarianship? Do you want to learn more about how to become a music librarian?

Join us on Monday, October 19, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. for this virtual presentation about music librarianship as a career choice. This session will feature an overview of the Music Library Association (MLA), and it will cover different topics, such as what are the responsibilities of a music librarian, what qualifications and skills are needed to become a music librarian, and what kinds of jobs are available. The presentation will be followed by a student Q&A.


Meet the presenters

Lisa Shiota, Publicity & Outreach Officer, Music Library Association (MLA)

As Publicity & Outreach Officer at MLA, Lisa promotes the interests and activities of the Association at conferences, schools, and through its social media. She is also a music cataloger at the Library of Congress and performs with various musical groups in the Washington, DC area.

Kevin Madill, Music Librarian, UBC

Kevin holds a Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) from UBC, a BMus (Honors, Theory, and Composition) from Western University, as well as an MFA and BFA from UBC. He is experienced working as a library administrator, library manager, and liaison/collections librarian in academic and special libraries in the United States and Canada, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Pratt Institute, Brooklyn.


About the Music Library Association

The Music Library Association (MLA) is the professional association for music libraries and librarianship in the United States and the US branch of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML). Founded in 1931, MLA 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 ten regional chapters that carry out its programs on the local level.

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