2023 Midwest MLA Annual Meeting

The 82nd meeting of the Music Library Association Midwest Chapter will be held November 2 through November 4 in Lexington, Kentucky. The meeting will be hosted by the University of Kentucky Libraries, and most of the sessions will take place in UK’s Lucille C. Little Fine Arts Library

The program will feature a wide variety of presentations ranging from representing diverse groups and individuals in metadata to teaching students to document sources properly to stepping into a greater leadership role. Sessions will be presented on Friday, November 3 and the morning of Saturday, November 4.

Thursday afternoon will feature excursions to Keeneland racetrack for a tour of their unique library; a demonstration of the King Library Press (established in 1956 by UK Librarian Carolyn Reading Hammer — partner of Victor Hammer, painter, sculptor, printer, and typographer who made a mezzotint portrait of Heinrich Schenker — and wanna be friend of Heinrich’s—which can be found in the Little Fine Arts Library); and Bluegrass Distillers.

To explore on your own, you can visit several nearby distilleries, breweries, historical sites, and outdoor offerings in the area. Check out the listing of things to do in Lexington from the Lexington Visitors’ Center.

The conference hotel is the Campbell House Inn, a lovely mid-sized hotel with a fine restaurant . Single and double rooms will be available at $139 per night.
The Bluegrass Airport is only a ten-minute drive to the hotel. The Campbell House offers complimentary parking. The UK campus is also a ten-minute drive away. Shuttles will be provided on Friday.