Call for applications – NACO-Music Project Coordinator

The Music Library Association’s Cataloging and Metadata Committee (CMC) is seeking a Coordinator for the NACO-Music Project (NMP), the music funnel of the Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO) of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC). This is a five-year term, 2025-2030. 

The NACO-Music Project Coordinator plans training and assigns reviewers for new funnel members, serves on the NMP Advisory Committee (NMPAC), is a nonvoting, ex officio member of CMC, and is an ex officio member of the CMC Content Standards Subcommittee and the CMC Vocabularies Subcommittee. The Coordinator represents the Funnel’s interests to PCC and CMC and vice versa, prepares NMP responses to proposed new or revised PCC policies relating to name and name-title authority control, and works with the CSS Chair on drafting LC-PCC PSs affecting name authority work. The Coordinator also holds voting rights in the annual PCC election for electing the governing body and committees of the PCC on behalf of the Funnel. The Coordinator may optionally attend the annual PCC Operations Meeting in May.

Qualifications for service are: NMP independent status for names and name-titles; Member-in-good-standing of MLA national; institutional support to organize, train, and coordinate the work of participants in contributing NACO authority records; demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills; and excellent oral and written communication skills. Additionally, this position falls under section VI.A.3 of the MLA Administrative Handbook, which includes MLA’s implicit bias training requirement. 

Additional responsibilities and tasks are detailed in the CMC Handbook (PDF) under sections IV. H. 1 and Appendix I. NACO-Music Project Handbook. Information about NMP and NMPAC is available on the NACO-Music Project page.

Please email letters of interest addressing qualifications for service along with a CV/resume, to Rebecca Belford, Chair, Music Library Association Cataloging and Metadata Committee. Applications should be submitted by Friday, June 21, 2024.