Atlantic Chapter of the Music Library Association


Fall 2016: Williamsburg, VA

Atlantic Chapter’s annual fall conference for 2016 will be held at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA on October 21 and 22.

Registration will happen on-site this year as we work on new methods in the future for accommodating online registration. The registration fee for the 2016 meeting is $12. Registration and membership renewal at the meeting will be on-site by cash or check only.

Even though we can't register attendees online, let us know your coming by taking a quick second to RSVP online!

ATMLA has a room block at the Fairfield Inn & Suites for October 20-22 and individuals can now call to make reservations. 

Please be sure to identify yourself as being with the William & Mary Music Library Association Meeting and refer to the group code - MLA.
The phone number for the Fairfield Inn & Suites is (757) 645-3600 and the toll-free number for Marriott Central Reservations is 888-236-2427.
Attendees can also make their reservations online,
The room block expires on September 20, 2016

Visitor Parking at the College is $5 daily M-F. Parking passes must be purchased at the Parking Office in the campus garage on Ukrop Way. The library is approximately a 10 minute walk from the garage. Passes permit parking in any faculty/staff parking lots on campus. The lot behind Swem Library or the PBK Circle lot are also close to the library.

Parking is free on campus on Saturday. Convenient parking for Ewell Hall is located in the Bridges House or 234 Jamestown lots directly across Jamestown Rd or the parking lot behind the Admissions building accessible from Boundary Street.

We have arranged a tour and dinner on Friday for members who are interested in seeing a little more of Williamsburg!

4pm Friday, Changing Keys Exhibit, DeWitt Wallace Museum
John Watson, musical instrument conservator, and Tom Marshall, William & Mary piano faculty, will give a guided tour of the keyboard exhibit at the DeWitt Wallace Museum located just adjacent to campus. Museum admission is $12.50 or free for Colonial Williamsburg members. If the weather is nice, it's a lovely 15 minute walk across campus, but free parking is also available (Lots 4 &5 directly across the street).

6pm Friday, Dinner, Dog Street Pub
After our tour, we have a reservation at the nearby Dog Street Pub. Located on historic Duke of Gloucester Street, the pub offers traditional English pub fare and an extensive craft beer list.

Friday, October 21st, Ford Classroom, Reeder Media Center, Swem Library

12:00pm - 1:00pm Registration
1:00pm - 1:15pm Welcome: Carrie Cooper, Dean, William & Mary Libraries
1:15pm - 1:45pm Melissa Wertheimer: A Chapter of MLA History for Our Chapter Meeting
1:45pm - 2:15pm James P. Cassaro: From “Angels Dancing on a Pin” to “Cavalcade of Cubes”: The Florencio Asenjo Collection at the University of Pittsburgh
2:15pm - 2:45pm Break
2:45pm - 3:15pm Nathaniel Clemens and Robert LaRose: Untangling the Web of Music Copyright
 3:30pm Walk to Dewitt Wallace Art Museum for optional tour of “Changing Keys” exhibit with lecture by John Watson and demonstrations by Tom Marshall, piano/harpsichord

Saturday, October 22nd, Ewell Hall, Room 151

8:30am - 9:30am Breakfast: Ewell Hall lobby
9:30am - 10:00am Jennifer Meixelsperger: Manual 2.0: Implementing Web-based Student Manuals in Music Libraries
10:00am - 10:30am Thom Pease: Discovering Early Music Recordings in the Recorded Sound Section of the Library of Congress
10:30am - 11:00am Break
11:00am - 11:30am Carl Rahkonen: Finnish American Worker’s Music at the Immigration History Research Center
11:30am - 12:00pm Elizabeth Hogue and Madeline Dietrich: Successes and Challenges to Promoting Music Archive Collections in the F. Ludwig Deihn composer’s room at Old Dominion University
12:00pm - 1:00pm Business meeting

Please contact the host and coordinator, Kathleen DeLaurenti, with any questions.