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What’s this about destroying music libraries?

Do we really want to destroy libraries? No, not really. We are inviting you to experiment with us using a structure called TRIZ. This allows us to productively use themental model of destroying something very important to us, find how our individual actions may be contributing to its failure, and then find ways to rebuild it as individuals and as a community. For this session, we ask that you come prepared to be self-reflective and be willing to look at individual contributions to structural problems. This is a session

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“Meet me in St. Louis”: a message from MLA President Mark McKnight

“Meet me in St. Louis, Louis!” For some reason, that song, written for the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition (aka the St. Louis World’s Fair), keeps going through my mind as I write this invitation to you to attend our 88th Annual Meeting, which will be held February 20-24, 2019 at the St. Louis Union Station Hilton Hotel. This year’s conference will focus on the theme of diversity and inclusion in the music library, a most timely topic and one that I think all attendees will find of great value.

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