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Introduction to Jobs in Music Libraries

Interested in a career in music libraries? Use this guide to learn more about the music library profession

About Music Libraries

What Exactly Does a Music Librarian do?

Have you ever considered becoming a music librarian? Have you ever asked yourself, "Should I go to library school for music?" Explore this research guide to learn more about the field of music librarianship. This guide is designed to compliment the work of Music Library Association, and encourage people from all backgrounds to pursue their passions as a librarian.

From undergrad worker at the circulation desk to paraprofessional well into their tenure at a music library and everywhere in between, this guide is designed for anyone considering a job or degree in music librarianship. 

The most note-able features of this research guide include:

  • Day in the Life of people with jobs in a music Library
  • Advise from Early Career Professionals
  • Highlights from the Music Librarianship Program at Indiana University

Virtual Tours of Music Libraries across the US

From collections to services provided to structural layout, each music library looks a bit different. The physical space of a music library can range from a small collection to a stand alone building with multiple floors. To see what different music libraries look like across the United States, feel free to explore the virtual tours below: