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Music Librarians

Tips for Entry

Join professional associations such as the Music Library Association (MLA) and the American Library Association in order to network, pursue continuing education, access job listings, and le more about the field.

Read the MLA blog,, to learn more about the field.

Members of the MLA can use its Résumé and Cover Letter Review Service (, a Web-based service that allows members to submit their cover letter and resume or CV to an MLA member with experience evaluating employment applications and hiring. The experienced member provides tips that will help the new member improve his or her resume and increase their chances of being hired.

Visit the following Web sites for job listings: and

Visit for a variety of publications on the music library profession.