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Library of Congress
With the Richard S. Hill Award the Music Library Association honors the best article on music librarianship or article of a music-bibliographic nature. In this issue of Notes now, we highlight three articles published in Notes that have won this distinction. 

Richard Hill (1901-1961) transformed our journal from mimeographed pages to a professionally-printed journal during his long-standing tenure as editor (1943-1960). In addition to his work with Notes and his position at the Library of Congress (from 1939 until his passing), Hill became the first president of IAML (1951-1955) and was one of the founders of RISM.


Edward Komara, "Culture Wars, Canonicity, and A Basic Music Library," Notes 64, no. 2 (December 2007): 232-247.

Since the emergence of the phrase "culture wars" in print and other media in 1991, canonicity has become a key issue among academics and teachers. What should canonicity mean to music librarians?

   

David H. Thomas and Richard P. Smiraglia, "Beyond the Score," Notes 54, no. 3 (March 1998): 649-666.

Ever since libraries first began collecting materials other than books (so-called "other formats" or "nonbook materials"), librarians have grappled with the descriptive issues these materials have raised.

Danette Cook Adamson and Mimi Tashiro, "Servants, Scholars, and Sleuths: Early Leaders in California Music Librarianship," Notes 48, no. 3 (March 1992): 806-35.

Some librarians, in the course of their daily endeavors, quietly accomplish remarkable things. Among California's early leaders in music librarianship, six stand out in particular: Jessica Fredricks, Gladys Caldwell, George Schneider, Joan Meggett, Edward Colby, and Vincent Duckles.

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The Music Library Association is the professional association for music libraries and librarianship in the United States. Founded in 1931, it has an international membership of librarians, musicians, scholars, educators, and members of the book and music trades. Complementing the Association’s national and international activities are eleven regional chapters that carry out its programs on the local level.