Welcome To MLSTEP

The Music Library Student and Emerging Professionals Interest Group (MLSTEP) is a student- and emerging professional-run organization that seeks to connect students, prospective students, and librarians within the first five years of their career with interest in music librarianship. We welcome members from all areas of librarianship and our goal is to provide MLSTEP members with a forum to learn about and discuss our discipline. MLSTEP strives to help music librarianship students and early career professionals meet, collaborate, and learn from each other by maintaining a list of helpful resources, member blog posts, and hosting networking events at national and chapter meetings of MLA.


Latest News

MLStEP Elections: Call for Nominations

The MLStEP officers are pleased to announce the 2018 election call for nominations! Our Membership Officer, Allison McClanahan, will be accepting nominations until Monday, April 23rd, via a Google Form: LINK HERE. The Google Form will ask you for your name, membership status, which position for which you would like to run, and your statement of interest to appear
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This concert cylinder is just one of the many treasures at the UCSB Cylinder Audio Archive.

The Student Chapter of ARSC at UCLA: A blog post by Yuri Shimoda

If you’re pursuing a career in music librarianship or audio archiving, the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) is an organization with which you’re hopefully familiar. Whether you’ve read the ARSC Guide to Audio Preservation as part of your coursework, searched for job opportunities on ARSCLIST, or turned to members of ARSCLIB for advice on
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Music Cataloging Institute: A blog post by Celia Gavett

Editors note: This post was written by Celia shortly after the cataloging institute in June. We are sorry for the delay in posting. June 12th-16th I had the great fortune to attend the Music Cataloging Institute hosted at Willis Library on the University of North Texas’s Denton campus. I’ll cut to the chase – if
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Interest Group Officers

Victoria Peters

(Programming Officer)

Victoria Peters graduated with a BA in Music History/Voice from…

Allison McClanahan

(Membership Officer)

Allison McClanahan is the Collections and Cataloging Librarian for the…

​Jessica Abbazio


​Jessica Abbazio received her Ph.D. in Musicology from the University…

Vaughan Hennen

(Web Technologies Officer)

Vaughan is the Digital Design and Access Librarian at Dakota…