The Southeast Chapter of the Music Library Association, Inc. (SEMLA), is a non-stock, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the establishment, use, and growth of music libraries and collections of music materials in the Southeast. It encourages communication and cooperation with libraries and music collections not affiliated with the Music Library Association to determine how the Chapter may be of assistance to the individual library. SEMLA provides a forum for the exchange of ideas regarding all aspects of work with music materials. The organization also encourages activities to improve the organization, administration, holdings, and public services of such libraries and collections. The region covered by the Chapter includes the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, as well as the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

–Above information from the SEMLA Constitution, Articles I & II, and By-Laws, Article I


Membership in SEMLA helps you:

    • Identify potential mentors in the field

    • Share ideas with other music library staff and students in the Southeast

    • Present original research

    • Fulfill professional development requirements for your job

    • Stay informed in the changing world of music libraries

Our membership is made up of:

    • Librarians interested or involved in music libraries

    • Support staff in music libraries

    • Library school students

    • Musicologists

    • Music and musicology students

    • Music library vendors & suppliers

    • Anyone who desires to learn about music librarianship

Click here for instructions on joining or donating to SEMLA.

SEMLA Membership Directory 2023-2024

Current SEMLA Officers

Much of the work of the Chapter is carried out by the Executive Board, elected officers, and committees. The Board includes the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary-Treasurer, and two Members-at-Large, who serve as chairs of the Program and Nominating Commitees in alternate years. The Local Arrangements Committee carries out preparations for our annual meeting each year, and may include friends in the vicinity of the meeting, as well as local SEMLA members.


Grover Baker, Middle Tennessee State University (2023-2025)


Laura Williams, Duke University (2023-2024)


Amanda Scott, Middle Tennessee State University (2023-2025)


Christia Thomason, North Carolina School for the Arts (2022-2024)

Elizabeth Uchimura, Florida State University (2023-2025)

Newsletter Editor


Web Page Editor

Jake Schaub, Vanderbilt University (2016- )


John Baga, East Carolina University (2020- )

Further Resources

SEMLA By-Laws and Constitution

SEMLA Chapter Officer’s Handbook

Past SEMLA Officers

Archive Container List

SEMLA Archive Collection Management Policy