Music Library Association, 70th Annual Meeting
New York, February 2001
Music Library Association 70th Annual Meeting The Music Library Association (MLA) will hold its 70th Annual Meeting at the Grand Hyatt New York in New York City, February 21-25, 2001. MLA will be joined by members of the Theatre Library Association, the Dance Librarians Discussion Group of the ACRL Arts Section and the Congress on Research in Dance. The opening plenary session, titled "Documenting the Present for the Future," will be held in the Bartos Forum of the Humanities and Social Sciences Library of The New York Public Library. Panelists Betty Corwin and Madeline Nichols will describe the film and videotape documentation of contemporary drama and dance which is part of the NYPL's Billy Rose Theatre Collection and Jerome Robbins Dance Division. Committee and Roundtable programs during the meeting will encompass all of the performing arts. Mary E. Edsall, President of the Congress on Research in Dance, will give a talk on a core collection in dance. The second plenary session will focus on the quintcentenary of music printing. The four panelists will represent the perspectives of the composer, performer, publisher and historian. The MLA Local Arrangements Committee, host of the 70th Annual Meeting, is planning special tours of the Louis Armstrong House and Archives in Queens, the Metropolitan Opera Archives, and the archives of the New York Philharmonic. Tours of several Broadway theaters will be organized by members of the Theatre Library Association. Additionally, there will be the MLA Organ Crawl and a jazz pub crawl of downtown Manhattan. The annual meeting will also include a reception hosted by Grove's Dictionaries, Inc. at the Pierpont Morgan Library, the home of our country's largest collection of music manuscripts. A concert and reception to celebrate the completion of MLA's Plan 2001 will be held at the new Proschansky Auditorium of the City University Graduate Center. Banquet entertainment will include the Bobby Sanabria Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble. For more information about MLA's 70th Annual Meeting, contact Christine Hoffman by phone at +1-(212) 988-3792, by fax at +1-(212) 327-4044 or e-mail at email@example.com. Information is also available on the MLA website: www.musiclibraryassoc.org/nycmeet/wh_meet_nyc.htm.