Membership Information

… a rich history

Nathan Eakin, Reference and Special Collections Associate, Gaylord Music Library, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1962-2000.

“For years, membership and attendance at the Midwest MLA meetings have been vital continuing education… and have provided an opportunity to get to know the many nationally valued members of the chapter and occasionally call upon them or offer them specific assistance.”

Marion Korda, Music Librarian at University of Louisville School of Music, 1947-1988

“I’d like to say … how much being a member of the midwest Chapter and the national group, learning from my friends in the neighboring states, how we interchanged information, has meant so much through all these years. It’s been a great boost. I would observe what they were doing in their libraries, and … they would come and see what I was doing in my library. The exchange has been just invaluable.”

Leslie Troutman, Music Librarian, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, 1987-2003.

“Membership in the MLA Midwest Chapter helped me take my first steps as a music librarian; now it is one of the things that sustains me.”

… a vital role today

Beth Christensen, Music Librarian, Halvorson Music Library, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN.

“One of the many reasons I love being a music librarian is the chance to be a part of MLA’s Midwest Chapter. As an organization, it brings out the very best in all of us as individuals. I have always felt welcomed and “lifted up” by my friends and colleagues in the Midwest Chapter – people doing serious and important work with a sense of joy, commitment, generosity, fairness, and fun.”

Alan Green, Head, Music/Dance Library, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

“The MLA Midwest Chapter meeting is an oasis of information sharing and (more importantly) fellowship with other music librarians during the autumn. It is especially important for librarians wearing multiple hats at smaller institutions, to be able to tap into the experience of music librarians from the medium and larger sized universities in the region.”

Join Midwest Chapter, Music Library Association !

Offering support for library staff, those who contemplate entry into the field and friends of Music Libraries everywhere.

Enjoy the benefits of MWMLA-L Mailing List, Midwest Note-Book, the Chapter web site ( and the Music Library Association annual conference.

For more information, contact an area representative:

Bob Acker
John T. Richardson Library
DePaul University
2350 N. Kenmore
Chicago, IL 60614
[email protected]KENTUCKY
Paula Hickner
Little Fine Arts Library
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506
[email protected]MISSOURI
Mark Scharff
Gaylord Music Library
Washington University
Box 1032
St. Louis, MO 63130
[email protected]INDIANA
Sue Stancu
Cook Music Library
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
[email protected]MICHIGAN
Richard LeSueur
Ann Arbor District Library
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
[email protected]OHIO
Jack Knapp
Oberlin College
Conservatory Library
Oberlin, OH 44074
[email protected]IOWA
Grace Fitzgerald
University of Iowa Libraries
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242
[email protected]MINNESOTA
Cathy Lutz
Library #5004
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
[email protected]WISCONSIN
Rebecca Littman
UWM Music Library
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
2311 East Hartford Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211
[email protected]

Join Today! Please remit $8.00 (students $4.00) annual dues, payable to “Midwest Chapter, MLA.”

Send to:
Michael J. Duffy IV
Secretary-Treas. MWMLA
Music Building 175-A
DeKalb, IL 60115