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Directory of Library School Offerings in Music Librarianship
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

California


San Jose State University

School of Library and Information Science
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0029
http://slisweb.sjsu.edu

Admissions Contact: Linda Main, Associate Director
Phone: 408-924-2494
Email: linda.main@sjsu.edu

Internships/Practicums
Students work with a faculty advisor to set up an internship at a music library.

Courses in Music Librarianship & Music Materials
The Music Informatics course is specifically devoted to music. 5 hours of the Cataloging and Classification course are devoted to music materials.

Music Courses Counted Towards Library Degree
9 units of music courses can be counted towards a library degree.
 

University of California, Los Angeles

Graduate School of Education & Information Studies
Department of Information Studies
2320 Moore Hall
Box 951521
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521
http://is.gseis.ucla.edu/

Admissions Contact: Susan S. Abler, Student Affairs Officer
Phone: 310-825-5269
Email: abler@gseis.ucla.edu

Internships/Practicums
Students may participate in an internship at various approved music library sites in the greater Los Angeles area. Supervised professional training. Minimum of 120 hours per term. May be repeated twice for a total of 12 quarter units.

Music Courses Counted Towards Library Degree
Up to 8 quarter units of music courses may be taken towards the library degree.

Courses Available to Professional Librarians
Professional librarians may enroll in regular courses for credit. 



Connecticut


Southern Connecticut State University

Department of Information and Library Science School of Education
501 Crescent Street
New Haven CT 06515
http://www.southernct.edu/ils

Admissions Contact: Hak Joon Kim, Ph.D., chairperson
Phone: 203-392-5703
Fax: 203-392-5780
Email:kimh1@southernct.edu

Internships/Practicums
An internship in a music library can be arranged.

Music Courses Counted Towards Library Degree
Students may take up to 3 course credits in music and with approval may transfer up to 9 credits from other ALA-accredited programs.

Courses Available to Professional Librarians
Professional librarians may enroll in regular courses for credit or on an audit basis.

Distance Learning
Distance learning opportunities are available.



District of Columbia

Catholic University of America

Department of Library and Information Science
School of Arts & Sciences
620 Michigan Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20064
http://slis.cua.edu

Admissions Contact: Bill Kules, Chair
Phone: 202-319-5085
Email:kules@cua.edu

Degrees Offered
The Department of Library and Information Science and the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music offer a joint-degree program in music librarianship in which students take 30 semester hours of graduate credit in library and information science and 21 hours in the graduate program in musicology. The degrees are conferred simultaneously after all requirements for both degrees have been met.

Internships/Practicums
A practicum in a music library (120 hours for 3 credits) is optional for either program.

Music Courses Counted Towards Library Degree
If a student is not enrolled in the joint-degree program, a maximum of 6 credit hours taken in the School of Music may be counted toward the Master of Science in Library Science degree.

Courses Available to Professional Librarians
Professional librarians may enroll in regular courses for credit or on an audit basis.

Distance Learning
Classes are offered at the Catholic University of America main campus, Library of Congress, and in northern Virginia. Classes are delivered through face-to-face meetings and a blended format that combines online learning with face-to-face meetings.



Florida


University of South Florida

School of Information
4202 E. Fowler Ave., CIS 1040
Tampa, FL 33620
http://si.usf.edu/

Admissions Contact: Daniel Kahl, Program Specialist
Phone: 813-974-3520
Email: si@usf.edu

Internships/Practicums
A minimum of 120 hours of supervised experience in an approved cooperating library. The supervised experience includes practical work, seminar sessions, individual conferences, and a summary report interpreting and evaluating the field experience. Normally students enroll in this course during their last semester of studies. Students may make their own arrangements for a practicum in a music library or can take advantage of reoccurring opportunities available through the School.

Courses in Music Librarianship & Music Materials
3 hours of the course Humanities Librarianship is devoted to music librarianship.

Music Courses Counted Towards Library Degree
Students may take up to 6 credits of graduate music courses towards the library degree.

Courses Available to Professional Librarians
Professional librarians may enroll in regular courses for credit.



Illinois

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS)
501 East Daniel Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone:800-982-0914
http://www.lis.illinois.edu
 
Admissions contact: Penny Ames, Admissions and Records Representative
Phone: 217-333-7197
Email: pames@illinois.edu
Internships/Practicums
Practicum occasionally available in music reference work.

Courses in Music Librarianship & Music Materials
Course LIS530ALE, "Music Librarianship and Bibliography", is offered in spring semester each year. It can be taken for 2 or 4 credits, and is open to students at GSLIS and at other schools in the WISE (Web-based Information Science Education) consortium (see http://www.wiseeducation.org/). Course covers: (1) the "music library landscape" (music librarianship associations, main journals and writers in the field); (2) music librarianship education; (3) music acquisitions work; (4) music cataloging and classification; (5) music reference work; (6) legal and ethical aspects of music librarianship; (7) future trends.

Courses Available to Professional Librarians
Professional librarians may enroll in regular courses for credit or on an audit basis.


Indiana

Indiana University

Department of Information and Library Science (ILS)
School of Informatics and Computing
1320 E. 10th St., LI 011
Bloomington, IN 47405-3907
http://ils.indiana.edu/
http://ils.indiana.edu/degrees/joint/

Admissions Contact: Rhonda Spencer, Director of Admissions and Placement
Phone: 812-855-2666
Email: spencerr@indiana.edu

Degrees Offered
Students may apply for the dual masters program (MA Musicology or Music Theory/MLS Master of Library Science). Students apply for admissions to both SLIS and Music. There is also a Music Librarianship Specialization option within the MLS degree. The IU music librarians will also review for admissions to this specialization. Other specializations of interest to music majors include Rare Books and Manuscripts Librarianship and Digital Libraries. The Master of Information Science degree also offers options for music majors.

Internships/Practicums
Students complete internships for course credit as a part of the Music Librarianship Specialization or the dual MLS/MA Musicology or Music Theory. Internships are available for other ILS programs.

Courses in Music Librarianship & Music Materials

  • ILS-Z655 Music Librarianship
  • MUS M539 Music Bibliography
  • ILS-Z605 Internship
  • ILS-Z601 Directed Readings - (for individual projects)
  • ILS-Z657 Digital Humanities
  • ILS-Z521 Humanities Information
  • ILS-Z584 Manuscripts

Iowa

University of Iowa

School of Library and Information Science
3087 Main Library
Iowa City IA 52242-1420
Phone: 319-335-5707
Fax: 319-335-5374
http://slis.grad.uiowa.edu/

Admissions Contact: Carol Ives, Program Coordinator
E-mail:carol-ives@uiowa.edu

Degrees Offered
There is no formal dual degree program in music and librarianship. Student needs to apply to both graduate programs and receive permission from the departments to continue in both simultaneously.

Louisiana

Louisiana State University

School of Library and Information Science
267 Coates Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
http://slis.lsu.edu

Admissions Contact: LaToya Coleman-Joseph, Administrative Coordinator
Phone: 225-578-3150
Email: lcjoseph@lsu.edu

Internships/Practicums
An internship in a music library is available.

Courses in Music Librarianship & Music Materials
A course, Sources of Music Study and Research, offered every fall semester, focuses on finding, evaluating, using, and citing materials in print, online, and recorded sources for music research.

Music Courses Counted Towards Library Degree
Library school students may take up to 3 course credits of music courses towards the degree.

Courses Available to Professional Librarians
Professional librarians may enroll in regular courses for credit or on an audit basis.

Michigan

University of Michigan

School of Information
Office of Student Affairs
3360 North Quad
105 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1285
www.si.umich.edu
www.music.umich.edu

Admissions Contact: Alissa Talley-Pixley, Recruiting and Admissions Coordinator
Phone: 734-763-2285
Email: umsi.admissions@umich.edu

Degrees Offered
A degree in library science with a concentration in music librarianship is offered. 48 credits (generally 4 semesters) is required for the degree.

A double-degree program for librarianship and music is also offered. Student must apply to both programs. Possible major areas for music are:
  • Chamber Music
  • Church Music
  • Collaborative Piano
  • Composition
  • Conducting: Band/Wind Ensemble, Choral, Orchestral
  • Early Keyboard Instruments
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Improvisation
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Music and Business dual degree
  • Music Education
  • Music Education with Certification
  • Performance
  • Piano Pedagogy and Performance
  • Wind Instruments
Internships/Practicums
The Practical Engagement Program (PEP) is an integral part of the School of Information's professional master's program. PEP integrates the application of knowledge and skills to specific problems outside the classroom, and both enables and requires a student to combine what has been learned in the classroom with what is observed and experienced in the "real world."

Courses in Music Librarianship & Music Materials
SI 586: Music Bibliography, offered yearly.
Library and digital preservation courses may look at issues specifically related to music preservation and librarianship.

Music Courses Counted Towards Library Degree
Students may take graduate music courses for credit towards the library degree.

Occasional Offerings in Music Librarianship
Discussion panels of working professionals, visitations to special collections, etc. Open to all current students.

Courses Available to Professional Librarians
Professional librarians may enroll in regular courses for credit. 

New Jersey

Rutgers University

Department of Library and Information Science
4 Huntington Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
http://comminfo.rutgers.edu

Admissions Contact: Kay Cassell, Director, MLIS Program
Phone: 732-932-7500 x8264

Internships/Practicums
A student can be placed in an internship in a music library.

Courses Available to Professional Librarians
Professional librarians may enroll in regular courses for credit or on an audit basis. 



New York

C. W. Post/ Long Island University

Palmer School of Library and Information Science
720 Northern Blvd.
Brookville, NY 11548
http://www.liu.edu/CWPost/Academics/Schools/CEIS/PSLIS.aspx

Admissions Contact: Geraldine Kopczynski, Academic Advisor
Phone: 516-299-2857
Email: kopski@liu.edu

Courses in Music Librarianship & Music Materials
The course Special Topics: Music Cataloging, is offered on occasion. Part of the course LIS 603-Humanities Sources and Services, deals with issues relating to music materials.

Music Courses Counted Towards Library Degree
Library school students may take up to 6 credits of graduate-level music courses towards the degree.

Occasional Offerings in Music Librarianship
Local institutions and library groups offer workshops and conferences in different topics including music librarianship. The school does sponsor students’ attendance to these educational meetings.

Courses Available to Professional Librarians
Professional librarians may enroll in regular courses for credit or on an audit basis.
 

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Department of Library and Information Studies (DLIS), Graduate School of Education
534 Baldy Hall
Buffalo NY 14260-1020

http://gse.buffalo.edu/lis

Admissions contact: Ms. Pat Glinski
Phone: (716) 645-2110
Email: gse-info@buffalo.edu

DLIS Music librarianship contact: Dr. Brenda Battleson
Phone: (716) 645-1486
Email:blb@buffalo.edu

 

Department of Music
http://www.music.buffalo.edu
Admissions contact: Karen Sausner
Phone: (716) 645-2759
Email: ksausner@buffalo.edu

Prospective students and professionals interested in the program or course offerings in music librarianship are strongly advised to inquire in advance for updated information before applying.

Degrees Offered
Students may enroll simultaneously in the programs in librarianship and music. The MLS degree requires 36 credit hours; the MA in music history or music theory requires 32 credit hours. Credits may not be shared ("double-counted") between programs. The program generally requires five semesters and a summer session to complete. Students must be accepted by both the Department of Information and Library Studies and the Music Department.

Internships/Practicums
Contingent on librarian availability, practica or special projects (1-3 credits) may be available at the UB Music Library. The Music Library frequently employs graduate students enrolled in the MLS/MA degree programs.

Courses in Music Librarianship & Music Materials
The following LIS courses deal exclusively with aspects of music librarianship: Music Librarianship and Music Description and Access. Information Sources and Services in the Humanities include some content of interest to music librarianship. Courses may not be offered regularly.

Music Courses Counted Towards Library Degree
Library school students may take up to 6 credits of graduate-level music courses.

Courses Available to Professional Librarians
Professional librarians may take regular courses for credit or on an audit basis. 

Ohio

Kent State University

School of Library and Information Science (SLIS)
314 Library
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242-0001
www.kent.edu/slis

Admissions Contact: Rhonda Filipan, Academic Program Coordinator
Phone: 330-672-0013
Email: rfilipan@kent.edu

Internships/Practicums
Students can enroll in LIS 60692: Practicum in Libraries and Information Center (2-3 graduate credits). They can then complete a 150-hour supervised practicum in a music library to gain practical experience.

Courses in Music Librarianship & Music Materials
  • LIS 61095: Special Topics in Music Librarianship (3 graduate credits) Offered irregularly, usually every 2 years. Topics covered (vary by instructor): music librarianship music collections, collection development, reference and instruction in music libraries, and cataloging.
  • LIS 60628: Humanities Information Sources and Services. A portion of this course covers fine arts and performing arts librarianship, including music.
Music Courses Counted Towards Library Degree
Students may take up to 6 credits of graduate music courses towards the library degree.

Courses Available to Professional Librarians
Professional librarians may enroll in regular courses for credit or on an audit basis.

Distance Learning
An eDegree in which students can earn the entire MLIS online is available. Many 1-credit continuing education workshops online, including various technology topics, are offered as well.

Oklahoma

University of Oklahoma

School of Library and Information Studies
Old Bizzell Library, Room 120
401 W. Brooks
Norman, OK 73019-6032
http://www.ou.edu/cas/slis

Admissions Contact: Maggie Ryan, Coordinator of Admissions
Phone: 405-325-3921
Email: mryan@ou.edu

Degrees Offered
No formal dual-degree or music concentration program is in place; however, students may acquire two master's degrees in separate fields through a generic dual-degree mechanism. Library and information studies students may also propose an internship or practicum with an emphasis on music. Proposals would be considered by the School of Library and Information Studies. 30 hours (generally 6 semesters) for the MLIS, plus the hours required for the chosen music degree are required.
Possible majors in music include: Master of Music is offered in Musicology and Ethnomusicology, theory, piano pedagogy, composition, and applied music. Also, the Master of Music Education is offered with concentration in conducting, Kodaly methodology, piano pedagogy, and secondary instruments.

Internships/Practicums
A student may enroll in an internship for 3 credit hours. The student must work for 135 hours in a music library and be supervised by a librarian with an ALA-accredited degree in library/information studies.

Distance Learning
All of the courses are offered, on a rotating basis, online and on-campus. Library and Information studies courses can be seen at: http://catalog.ou.edu/courses/courses.htm (scroll down on the left side of the page and link to Library and Information Studies).

Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh

Library and Information Science
School of Information Sciences
135 North Bellefield Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
http://www.ischool.pitt.edu/lis/

Admissions Contact: Debbie Day, Program Support Specialist
Phone: 412-624-9420
Fax: 412-648-7001
Email: dday@sis.pitt.edu

Internships/Practicums
A Field Experience (150 hours for 3 credits) can be arranged in a music library at the University of Pittsburgh or another institution.

Individual Research
Up to two individual research projects related to music librarianship, music bibliography, or a related area, can be arranged.

Music Courses Counted Towards Library Degree
Library school students may take up to 6 credits of graduate-level music courses.

Courses Available to Professional Librarians
Professional librarians may take regular courses for credit or on an audit basis.

Distance Learning
Distance learning opportunities are available. Some of the courses available to on-campus students are available to distance students. The same material is covered. Most of the courses are offered at least once each academic year. (EXCEPTION: Core/required courses in the Archives and Information Science specialization are not available online.)


Tennessee

University of Tennessee

School of Information Sciences
1345 Circle Park Drive, Suite 451
Knoxville, TN 37996-0341
http://www.sis.utk.edu

Admissions Contact: Kitty McClanahan, Assistant to the Director
Phone: 865-974-8942
Email: kmcclan3@utk.edu

Internships/Practicums
The Practicum Program is a vital means of gaining relevant, professional work experience. Students apply their classroom understanding of tasks and responsibilities to the daily workflow in their chosen information agency under the supervision of a seasoned information professional. The Practicum is available each semester to all students, though it is often taken in one of the last two terms of graduate study.

Music Courses Counted Towards Library Degree
Students may take up to 6 credits of graduate music courses (must be approved by the department).

Courses Available to Professional Librarians
Professional librarians may take regular courses for credit or on an audit basis.

Distance Learning
The entire program, leading to the Master of Science degree, can be completed online. Courses are live and offered in real-time, with student-instructor interaction through 2-way audio capabilities.

Washington

University of Washington

Information School
Mary Gates Hall, Suite 370
Box 352840
Seattle, WA 98195-2840
http://ischool.uw.edu/mlis

Admissions Contact: iSchool Student Services
Phone: 206-685-9937
Email: mlis@uw.edu

Internships/Practicums
Via the internship program (Directed Fieldwork) students can choose a host site that fits their individual interests. Host sites may include music libraries and organizations that range from academic, non-profit, and other organizations.

Music Courses Counted Towards Library Degree
Library school students may take up to 21 credits of graduate-level music courses, but the courses must be pre-approved and applicable to the MLIS degree (i.e., ethnomusicology).

Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

School of Information Studies
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee WI 53201-0413
Phone: 414-229-4707
Fax: 414-229-6699
www.uwm.edu/sois

Admissions Contact: M. Linda Barajas, Admissions Coordinator
Email: barajas@uwm.edu
Coordinated Degree Program Contact: Jessica Hutchings, Academic Advisor
Email: jhutch@uwm.edu

Degrees Offered
A coordinated degree program in music librarianship is offered, combining the MM degree (with a concentration in music history and literature) with the MLIS degree. A total of 54 credits is required, 24 credits in music and 30 in library and information science. Students must meet all admission requirements of the School of Information Studies, the Music Department (Peck School of the Arts), and the Graduate School.

Internships/Practicums
Students have taken advantage of paid internships and fieldwork for academic credit in music libraries in Wisconsin and beyond. Fieldwork for academic credit is supervised by a professional and may earn from one to three credits. Locations of internships and fieldwork have included Music Library of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Library, the Milwaukee Public Library, the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, the University of Minnesota Music Library, Old Town School of Folk Music, and the Northwestern University Music Library.

Courses in Music Librarianship & Music Materials
Courses designed specifically for the music librarianship curriculum are Music Librarianship, Music Cataloging, and Fieldwork in Library and Information Services. Parts of the following courses are devoted to music: Advanced Cataloging and Classification and Advanced Reference Services and Resources.

Courses Available to Professional Librarians
Professional librarians may enroll in courses for credit or, with approval of the instructor, on an audit basis.

Distance Learning
Distance learning opportunities are available for MLIS courses only. All courses in the music department are offered onsite only.


CANADA

British Columbia

University of British Columbia

School of Library, Archival & Information Studies: the iSchool@UBC
470 - 1961 East Mall
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z1
Canada
www.slais.ubc.ca

Admissions Contact: Dan Slessor, Student Services Coordinator
Phone: 604-822-2461
Email: slais.ssc@ubc.ca

Internships/Practicums
A two-week practicum or lengthier professional experience for credit may be arranged in a music library. An independent study course, Directed Study, is offered each term to support studies into areas not covered by coursework. This can be arranged to deal exclusively with aspects of music librarianship.

Occasional Offerings in Music Librarianship
Coursework on music cataloguing and music libraries is offered on an irregular basis.

Courses Available to Professional Librarians
Professional librarians may enroll in regular classes for credit or on an audit basis.


Nova Scotia

Dalhousie University

School of Information Management
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2
Canada
Phone: 902-494-3656
Fax: 902-494-2451
http://sim.management.dal.ca

Admissions Contact: JoAnn Watson, Program Coordinator
E-mail: JoAnn.Watson@dal.ca

Internships/Practicums
A 100-hour practicum is required and can be done in a music library.

Courses in Music Librarianship & Music Materials
Reading Courses, and a Thesis option are offered each term. Parts of the following courses are devoted to music: Cataloguing and Classification; Collections Management.

Music Courses Counted Towards Library Degree
Two graduate level music course credits may be counted toward the MLIS degree.

Distance Learning
Distance learning opportunities are available.

INDEXES

Institutions offering double, joint, or dual master’s degrees in music and library science:

  • Catholic University of America
  • Indiana University
  • University of Buffalo, the State University of New York
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Institutions offering degrees with a concentration in music librarianship:

  • Indiana University
  • University of Michigan

Library school programs offering courses in music librarianship and music materials:

  • C. W. Post/Long Island University
  • Indiana University
  • Kent State University
  • Louisiana State University
  • San Jose State University
  • University of Buffalo, the State University of New York
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Michigan
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Library school programs that accept music course credits towards the library degree:

  • C. W. Post/Long Island University
  • Catholic University of America
  • Dalhousie University
  • Kent State University
  • Louisiana State University
  • San Jose State University
  • Southern Connecticut State University
  • University of Buffalo, the State University of New York
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Washington

Library school programs with continuing education opportunities:

  • C. W. Post/Long Island University
  • Catholic University of America
  • Kent State University
  • Louisiana State University
  • Rutgers University
  • Southern Connecticut State University
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Buffalo, the State University of New York
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Library school programs with distance learning opportunities:

  • Catholic University of America
  • Dalhousie University
  • Kent State University
  • Southern Connecticut State University
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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