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.

SEMLA Brochure

If you are interested in becoming a member of SEMLA please check out our Membership Information page for additional information, or download our current brochure. We look forward to having you join our ranks!

Current Individual Members of SEMLA

The 2017-2018 membership directory is now available.

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 Commitee 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.

Jake Schaub, Vanderbilt University (2019-2021)

Vice Chair/Chair-Elect
Laura Williams, Duke University (2020-2021)

Lina Sheahan, Belmont University (2019-2021)

Patricia Sasser, Furman University (2019-2021)
Nurhak Tuncer, Elizabeth City State University (2020-2022)

Newsletter Co-Editors
Grover Baker, Middle Tennessee State University (2009- )
Shelley Rogers, University of West Georgia (2015- )

Web Page Editor
Jake Schaub, Vanderbilt University (2016- )

John Baga, East Carolina University (NC) (2020- )

SEMLA Bylaws

SEMLA Constitution

Chapter Officer's Handbook

Past SEMLA Officers

Archive Container List

SEMLA Archive Collection Management Policy