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Music Library Association Projects on Bibliographic Instruction: Beth Christensen

This paper is presented in my capacity as Chair of the Music Library Association Midwest Chapter's Bibliographie Instruction Committee. Another panelist on this session, Linda Fidler, is Chair of the National Committee. I will briefly summarize the work of both committees. The MLA Midwest Chapter and national Bibliographie Instruction Committees have a unique and special relationship. Although there has been a great deal of emphasis on bibliographie instruction within the library profession since the early 1960's, there was no committee devoted to bibliographie instruction within MLA until 1978. At that time, the Midwest Chapter Biblio-

graphic Instruction Committee was formed. Until the national committee was organized in 1983, the Midwest Chapter Bibliographic Instruction Committee considered itself to be, in effect, a quasi "national" committee.