|MLA Newsletter No. 133, May/June, 2003|
|Music Library Association|
Music Librarians in Philadelphia Gather at the Kimmel Center for a tour
In this issue:
A Philadelphia-area Tradition
RAMH Materials Coming to MLA Archives
In memoriam: Leslie Troutman
Call for Board Nominations
Nominations Sought for MLA Publications Awards
MLA Seeks Publicity Officer
Conference Hotel 2004|
Chapter Annual Reports
Weidow Receives MOUG Award
| President's Report|
Laura Dankner, MLA President
Greetings from Maine
The prez pic that accompanies this column is courtesy of Marlene Wong (Smith College) and was taken during the recent NEMLA chapter meeting at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. It was my pleasure to be able to attend. I was particularly struck by the chapter's efforts at outreach within their geographical area. Recruitment is such an important issue-for the entire library profession, not just for our corner of that world. And speaking of recruitment efforts:
A New Initiative: MLA's Recruitment Task Force
And a New Committee and Program Chair
Paid My Dues Department
Support Our Supporters
And To All
Philadelphia-Area Music Librarians Enjoy Local Tradition
Stephen Landstreet, Free Library of Philadelphia
For the past few years, Philadelphia-area music librarians have enjoyed an evening out together that combined socializing over dinner with a tour of a significant local musical attraction. The usual meeting pattern for the Atlantic Chapter of MLA as a whole is to have a 24-hour meeting running from lunchtime on Friday to early Saturday afternoon, generally in either October or November. And just as a chapter meeting will bring out folks who do not attend the national meeting, at our local get-togethers we have hosted people who have never attended either a chapter or a national meeting of MLA.
It has certainly helped to start with a large metropolitan area with both a sizeable number of people involved with music collections and a number of potential destinations for a single evening. And in our case, two local members have been instrumental (yeah, that was a pun!) in making these evenings actually happen. John Anderies of Haverford College and Anne Harlow of Temple University handled the details and the promotion of the evenings, and selected excellent places for us to visit.
In the fall of 2001, John contacted the organist of the Wanamaker Organ in what is now the Lord and Taylor department store, just two blocks from City Hall in the center of Philadelphia. This organ was the world's largest at its installation in 1911 (having been relocated from the St. Louis World's Fair), and has been known locally for decades for its free Christmas lights and organ shows, which happen in the eight-story atrium of this historic former Wanamaker's building. A group of about twenty of us got first a close look at the organ's console high above the Grand Court as current organist Peter Conte demonstrated some of the wide range of effects that this instrument is known for (and surprising some of the shoppers on the floors below us!). Then we got a tour of the pipe room, which was simultaneously fascinating and a bit of an obstacle course to try to move around in the room. Peter showed us his new CD release of the recently restored organ on the Dorian label. The restoration of this historic organ is an expensive and ongoing project, which he said Lord & Taylor has been very good about supporting. Afterwards, most of us walked a few blocks to a restaurant in nearby Chinatown where they were able to accommodate our entire group at one very large circular table.
The year 2002 saw the opening of the new home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Kimmel Center. Although as individuals many of us got to the either the orchestral or chamber music halls for concerts, when Anne Harlow offered to arrange a backstage tour of Verizon Hall (the orchestral hall) and a tour of the Philadelphia Orchestra's music library in their new digs, about 35 of us jumped at the chance. That Anne's husband Richard just happens to have played cello in the Orchestra for about twenty years didn't hurt our prospects. We entered the hall through the acoustical chambers at the rear of the hall while Dave Brubeck's group was in the middle of a sound check for that evening's performance. We then made our way into the new library, where librarian Robert Grossman described the work of an orchestral librarian and showed us examples of orchestral sets and conductor's scores marked by some of the many notable musicians who have conducted the Orchestra over its first 100 years. Then we conveniently walked one block to a Buca di Beppo (part of a kitschy but fun family-style Italian restaurant chain). Our group was too large to be seated at one table, but about 15 of us were at a large table in the "Pope's Room", with a bust of His Eminence in the middle of the table on a lazy susan surrounded by enormous platters of Italian food.
Next fall we hope to carry on our tradition with another evening, destination as yet unknown. There is talk of driving to Princeton and descending on former MLA-prez Paula Matthew's new building on that beautiful campus. Wherever we end up we're sure we'll have an enjoyable evening out together and probably meet a few new folks. At our last tour-dinner we brought out some paraprofessionals and as well as a few rarely seen orchestral librarians in addition to the usual suspects. Using our chapter's listserv we were able to reach most of the people who came, and also to extend the invitation to our chapter members and other list subscribers who could at least consider the idea of coming to Philadelphia for an evening. There are probably events like this happening in other MLA chapters already, but perhaps this will encourage some of you in other places to start up a little local tradition of your own!
RAMH Materials Coming to MLA Archives
Jane Edmister Penner (Chair, MLA Archive Committee) and Bonnie Jo Dopp (Curator, MLA Archives)
MLA's Archives Committee (Joint MLA/UMD Committee on the MLA Archives) is pleased to announce the ongoing receipt of primary source materials concerning the preparation of the landmark publication Resources of American Music History (D. W. Krummel, Jean Geil, Doris Dyen and Deane Root; Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1981). These materials had been in Don Krummel's possession; he is gradually turning them over to the Archives for safekeeping. MLA's Archives are located in Special Collections in Performing Arts at the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library at the University of Maryland, College Park. Bonnie Jo Dopp, the Curator of the MLA Archives, says, "The RAMH Archives documents the history of the project and contains minutes of meetings, grant proposals, mailing lists and publicity materials, memoranda of decision-making, texts of talks given about the project, in addition to the bulk of the collection, consisting of files on all the libraries and repositories that were surveyed. Some files are notated APX and DNFU, and Don Krummel explains that APX stands 'for the collections we listed briefly at the end of each state for small repositories we felt were not worth a full report' and that DNFU means Do Not Follow Up. Don says, 'in the RAHM office of yore it was typically pronounced to sound like it might accompany a karate chop.' So the RAMH Archives contains evidence to support both what got into the book and what merited the DNFU ax."
Accessions inventories of the contents of the RAMH Archives exist and the collection is accessible to researchers in the special collections reading room of the library, named the Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room, from 10am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, by appointment with the Curator. Persons with questions about the RAHM Archives, or any other aspect of the MLA Archives, may e-mail Bonnie via this website: http://www.lib.umd.edu/PAL/SCPA/scparefreqform.html .
Leslie Troutman, music librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, died at home early Sunday, May 18, 2003 after a year-long struggle with cancer.
Leslie spent her entire career as a music librarian at the University of Illinois, where she was appointed to the library faculty in 1986. In her position as user services coordinator, she built a national reputation for the Music Library's reference service, and she served as a mentor to dozens of music librarians who received their initial training from her at our information desk when they were students in Illinois's Graduate School of Library and Information Science.
She received a B.M in music history from Bowling Green State University, an M.A. in musicology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an M.S. in Library and Information Science from Illinois. She held many positions in the Music Library Association and most recently completed a term as member-at-large on the Board of Directors. From 1993-95, she was chair of the MLA Midwest Chapter. At Illinois, she was serving a second term on the University Library Faculty Executive Committee, and two years ago she chaired the faculty's Promotion and Tenure Advisory Committee. Among her publications are articles in Notes (1994, 2000), Fontes artis musicae (1995), and Music Reference Services Quarterly (2001), as well as contributions to the American Library Association Guide to Information Access (1994) and Advances in Online Public Access Catalogs (1992).
In her work at the University of Illinois Music Library, Leslie was refreshingly unpretentious and unflappable. Her sense of humor was generous and uninhibited, and the absence of her laugh echoing down the hallway outside her office is just one of the countless things we in the library have had to adjust to since she left us in late March.
Those who knew Leslie are well aware of these aspects of her character, but something you might not know is the seriousness with which she approached her work at the reference desk and the care she took in working with patrons. She pursued difficult reference questions to extraordinary extremes and provided a community patron looking for the sheet music to "Anything Goes" with the same service she extended to a senior member of the musicology faculty or an undergraduate theater major. Her tenacity and her egalitarianism at the information desk served as a model for all of us and set the tone for our library's public service.
We will remember her for her healthy positivism in the face of illness, her gratifying lack of pretension as she went about her work, her good humor, and her exemplary librarianship. These qualities are her legacy to us, and we will do our best to keep them in mind and heart as we go about our work here. We will all miss her profoundly, both personally and professionally-indeed, we already do.
Music Librarian, University of Illinois Music Library
Call for Board Nominations|
MLA Publications Awards
MLA Looking for Placement Officer
|Call for Board Nominations|
The Nominating Committee welcomes recommendations for nominations for:
Board members represent the membership as they carry out the Association's work, so it is very important that all of the membership is reflected in the Board's composition. MLA can achieve this goal only if members forward recommendations to the Committee that represent every chapter, type of institution, and work within our ranks.
The MLA Citation, the Association's tribute for lifetime achievement, is awarded in recognition of contributions to the profession over a career.
The Vice President/ President-Elect serves a four-year term on the Board of Directors in significant leadership roles: the first year as Vice President, followed by two years as President, concluding with one year as Past President.
Please send your recommendations to one of the Nominating Committee members listed below. Please include the institutional affiliation for each proposed candidate as well as a very brief justification for your recommendation. It would assist this Committee's process if you would also let us know if you have flattered your recommendee(s) by letting them know that you think so highly of them that you suggested their names to the Nominating Committee for Board service-and that they haven't prevented you from doing so at this time!
Communications should be received by June 20th to be guaranteed full consideration. Thank you for participating in this important process!
Arizona State University
University of Maryland, College Park
The Juilliard School
Boston Public Library
|Nominations sought for MLA Publications Awards|
The MLA Publications Awards Committee seeks nominations for the three awards for published works given annually by the Association: the Vincent H. Duckles Award for the best book-length bibliography or other research tool in music; the Richard S. Hill Award for the best article on music librarianship or article of a music-bibliographic nature; and the Eva Judd O'Meara Award for the best review published in the Association's journal, Notes.
Publications nominated for awards to be given in 2003 must have been published during the 2002 calendar year. Nominations may be directed to any member of the Committee: Deborah Campana ( firstname.lastname@example.org) or Manuel Erviti ( email@example.com). Deadline for nominations is July 7, 2003.
|MLA Seeks Publicity Officer|
Position Description: |
The Publicity Officer is responsible for initiating, planning, coordinating, and implementing the informational, promotional, and advertising activities of the Music Library Association. The Publicity Officer is an ex-officio member of the Development Committee, the Publications Committee, the Membership Committee, the Marketing Subcommittee, and the Organizational Liaison Committee. The Publicity Officer reports to the President and Board of Directors and prepares the budget and the annual report.
Application Deadline: 15 June 2003.
Application: Send nominations or letters of application accompanied by a résumé and the names of three references to Leslie Bennett, Chair, Publicity Officer Search Committee, Knight Library, 1299 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1299, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interviews will be held via conference calls. The other members of the Search Committee are Linda Solow Blotner and Alan Karass.
|Don't be Confused!|
Conference Hotel, 2004|
In Crystal City, Virginia, where the conference hotel for the Music Library Association's 2004 Annual Meeting is located, there are several hotels named "Crystal City" this or "Crystal" that. The meeting will be held in the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel (1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202). Full information will be sent in the fall in your conference packet.
Resource Sharing and Collection Development Committee|
Mark Germer, University of the Arts
(Mark Germer, chair; John Bewley, Daniel Boomhower, Brian Doherty, Yale Fineman, Mimi Tashiro, Judy Tsou, Kent Underwood, Daniel Zager)
Review of mission and charges, membership turnover, and the ordering of new initiatives took precedence in recent months. There has been some questioning among the membership about the concepts and values undergirding the very words in the Committee's name and the extent to which they continue to speak to current professional priorities. It is recognized, however, that such discussion best functions as a backdrop, a caveat rather than a roadblock. RSCD has therefore moved ahead in committing to two initiatives first adumbrated the previous year, while remaining aware that both collection development and resource sharing will doubtless become rubrics in need of redefinition in the not-too-distant future.
Re-envisioning the Basic Music Library as a web-based resource is proceeding. Led by Kent Underwood, this initiative now has a strategy for moving forward as a publication supplementing the third (print) edition, appearing in successive modules, and initially focusing on sound recordings. Many questions remain in discussion but, having arranged technical support for the present at New York University, Kent is now working towards providing a coherent picture of the project with regard to design and content.
Originally explored with a view to its resource-sharing implications, the Committee's Resources of American Music History initiative also continues (for its origins see the MLA Newsletter no. 130, Sept./Oct. 2002). Among the matters being sorted out are proposed strategies for addressing the sheer physical enormity of the task, best formulations of conceptual boundaries, appropriate means by which to seek assistance, and opportunities for collaboration presented by the IAML Working Group on the International Register of Music Archives headed by David Day.
At the Austin meeting in February, RSCD sponsored an open meeting on "Sharing Music in Electronic Environments," attended by an overflow crowd of well over 100 listeners. Daniel Boomhower (Princeton University) spoke eloquently on the variety, mechanisms, and impact on music collections of library consortial arrangements. Melissa Goldsmith (Louisiana State University) situated a discussion of access, intellectual property and copyright in media-based documents, and preservation issues within a more general report on the current status of electronic theses and dissertations in music scholarship. In a welcome update, Jon Dunn (Indiana University), Constance Mayer (Harvard University), and Peter Munstedt (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) outlined a model for using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting, now in development to provide access to sheet music collections, to create a digital library of public domain musical scores by facilitating cross-collection searching of multiple sites.
If you are a current member of MLA and have had an item published or premiered in the past calendar year, let us know! Send citations to the column editor, Gary Boye, via e-mail or snail mail at the address below. The deadline for submissions for issue no. 134 is August 4, 2003. See previous newsletters for examples of the citation style to be employed.
Dr. Gary R. Boye|
Appalachian State University
Music Library, Box 32026
Boone, NC 28608-2026
Atlantic Chapter |
Pacific Northwest Chapter |
Carl Rahkonen, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
The Atlantic Chapter held its annual meeting on November 15-16, 2002 at the University of Maryland in College Park. On Friday afternoon we met in the International Piano Archives at Maryland (IPAM) Room of the new Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. After a warm welcome extended by Bruce Wilson, head of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, the first speaker of the day was Kip Lornell, Professor at George Washington University. He gave a presentation entitled "Representin' for the District: Black Vernacular Popular Music in the Shadow of the White House." He spoke about "go-go", a type of music indigenous to southwestern Washington, D.C. Go-go is similar to other African-American popular musics such as funk, hip-hop or rap, but differs in that it is performed entirely live. Go-go events begin late at night and last an indefinite period of time. There is also a Latin or Caribbean element, with the addition of conga drums and other Latin percussion. Lornell has recently published a book on go-go titled The Beat: Go-Go's Fusion of Funk and Hip Hop (New York: Billboard, 2001).
Our second speaker of the afternoon was Donald Manildi, Curator of the International Piano Archives at Maryland. He spoke about the fifty-year history of the IAPM and its extensive holdings in sound recordings in all formats, including piano rolls, as well as paper documentation, programs, newspaper clippings, and reviews of many of the most outstanding pianists of the last century. He demonstrated the archives holdings by playing two examples "recorded" by Rachmaninoff, the first a piano roll on a Chickering Ampico reproducing piano and then the same recording as digitally restored and played back on a Bösendorfer Imperial 290 SE computerized grand piano, one of only 13 in the world, capable of digitally recording and playing back live performances.
Our final speaker of the afternoon was Joe Hickerson, long time reference and collection development librarian at the Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture. His talk entitled "Approaching a Record Record Record Record: My 50+ Years With Music Libraries and Recorded Sound" described his life's work with folk music and sound recordings. He told numerous stories of his experiences at Oberlin College, Indiana University and the Library of Congress that were interesting, engaging and entertaining. At one point he unfurled a scroll of graph paper more than 30 feet long, showing how he had traced the movements of various folk recordings as they went up or down each week on the Billboard Charts in the 1940s and 50s. The stories of his career showed how a number of seemingly disparate interests and events came together to produce an outstanding folk music specialist at the Library of Congress.
After our final speaker we were privileged to tour the new Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. The CSPAC houses the School of Music, and the Theater and Dance Departments of the University, six separate auditoriums with various functions, and the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library. With 318,000 square feet and costing $130 million, the CSPAC is one of the largest building projects ever undertaken by the State of Maryland, and is renowned for its design and functionality.
The Saturday morning portion of our meeting began with a catered buffet breakfast in the foyer of the Michelle Smith Library after which we had our annual business meeting. We discussed efforts to promote music librarianship within our Chapter. A number of chapter members have committed to making presentations on music librarianship at library schools near their homes. This year also marked the first time that the Chapter offered travel grants to first time attendees, music library paraprofessionals and library school students to attend our meeting. Donna Fournier acknowledged this year's recipients, Randall Zwally and Lawrence McDonough, and thanked the National MLA for its sponsorship of the grants. Music Librarians in the Philadelphia area held a successful meeting on October 25th, 2002. Such informal local meetings provide a means to contact potential Chapter members. The majority of our business meeting was taken up with planning for the 2004 National MLA meeting hosted by the Atlantic Chapter.
After the business meeting we were honored to take a private tour of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library. The MSPAL is a 23,000 square foot research library for music, theater and dance. It opened in 2000 as part of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. The MSPAL is well planned to house large collections of books, recordings and archival materials, as well as providing comfortable spaces for reading, listening, viewing and studying. It is one of the finest libraries of its type in the nation. Those who were not able to tour the Performing Arts Center on Friday were given the opportunity to take that tour after the Library tour.
Our next annual meeting is planned for October 2003 at The Pennsylvania State University. Our Chapter looks forward to hosting the National MLA meeting in February 2004 at Crystal City, Virginia.
Pacific Northwest Chapter |
Carolyn Shandler, Surrey Public Library
The Pacific Northwest Chapter of MLA held its annual meeting May 2-3, 2003 at Western Washington University (Bellingham, WA). The weekend was quite wonderful and will be a memorable one for most of the members. Everything from parking to a cruise was well organized by Marian Ritter and her Friends of the Library. The weekend started off with four interesting sessions on Friday afternoon, with delicious snacks and drinks readily available. Michael Dupler, GM for Classical.com showed us how music streaming would work in a library system, and informed us how all the copyright issues were being addressed. Experts in law, music, and libraries have been hired in order to create an amazing selection of recordings, which will be available to anyone for an annual fee (http://www.classical.com). Next Susan Golden from the Smithsonian Institution told us about digitalizing "Treasures from around the World" with the Global Sound project ( http://www.globalsound.org). Jon Haupt then spoke to us about his experience with creating a digital audio collection using ContentDM and showed us its many limitations. After the break, Dr. Edward Rutschman gave a delightful talk and played examples of themes/motifs borrowed from one composer and used by another. Dr. Clyde S. Hiss showed us many composers' houses throughout the world, which he managed to find and visit over the years.
The cruise on the whale-watching boat on Friday evening was perfect-lots of good food, with weather cool and clear. An electric keyboard was provided, enabling Betty Woerner to play, with Beverly on flute and many of us singing along. Great fun!
On Saturday Dr. Patrick Roulet gave a presentation on Milt Jackson (his article is in Percussive Notes, vol.41, no.1 February 2003, on the cover). Kirsten Walsh told us the story of how H. Colin Slim's priceless Stravinsky collection came to the University of British Columbia, all wonderfully displayed and documented on the UBC website at http://www.library.ubc.ca/slim/. Beverly Stafford told us about the Digital Rights Management Conference she attended where major influential players all sat in the same room and presented their points of view. Take a look at the official site for the conference Beverly attended at: http://www.law.berkeley.edu/institutes/bclt/drm/.
The business meeting was a productive one with many important items on the agenda, including planning for MLA 2005 in Vancouver, and how it should be presented at MLA 2004 in Crystal City. Next year's annual chapter meeting will be held in Vancouver, April 23-24, 2004.
For the coming year, 2003-2004, the following offices will be held:
Texas Chapter |
Bruce Evans, Southern Methodist University
The annual meeting of TMLA took place in Austin, October 18-19, 2002. This year the conference took place in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Texas/Mexico Chapter of ARLIS. Dr. David Hunter was the local arrangements coordinator for this meeting.
The meeting began Friday afternoon at the Perry-Castaneda Library on the UT-Austin campus. The first session was a disaster recovery seminar put on by AMIGOS. This was a highly informative presentation that gave all kinds of tips and pointers about how to both prepare for and react to a disaster at your library.
That evening we all went out to dinner at the Charles Moore Art House, along with people from Texas/Mexico Chapter of ARLIS. While eating a delicious dinner, we enjoyed the many pieces of art in the house, and also received a mini-presentation about the house and its art.
On Saturday morning we gathered at the Renaissance Hotel; the site of MLA 2003. While there we toured the hotel, and had our business meeting. We spent the majority of our business meeting finalizing our Local Arrangements duties and planning for MLA.
Also, at the end of our business meeting we had our election of new chapter officers. We elected Mary Du Mont as Vice-chair/Chair-elect, and Ericka Patillo as our new Secretary/Treasurer. Bruce Evans remained Chapter Chair. We also passed an amendment to our chapter constitution regarding how chapter officer vacancies are handled.
As mentioned above, the major activities of our chapter for the year consisted of planning and preparing for MLA 2003 in Austin, with Dr. David Hunter as the Local Arrangements Coordinator. It was an honor and a pleasure for our chapter to host the meeting.
|Chapter Annual Reports|
ANNUAL CHAPTER REPORTS FOR 2002
Compiled by Laura Dankner, Vice President/President-Elect, Music Library Association
How to join chapter:
2004 National MLA Meeting at Crystal City, Virginia
Membership Committee: Anne Harlow (Temple University), Chair; Steve Landstreet (Free Library of Philadelphia); Ruth Harris (College of William and Mary); Alice LaSota (University of Maryland)
Dues:$12.00 (regular); $7.00 (student/paraprofessional)
Submitted by Carl Rahkonen
Greater New York Chapter
How to join chapter: Go to URL above, click on sidebar "Membership Information"
Electronic mail distribution list: email@example.com
Meetings for 2002:
October 28: The chapter met at the recently renovated New York Public Library of the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. We toured the facility from top to bottom, and then held a business meeting over coffee & tea provided by NYPL. Amongst other announcements was a detailed report on the upcoming renovation at the Morgan Library given by Rigbie Turner, Curator of Musical Manuscripts. We were also honored by the presence of Laura Dankner, MLA's Vice-President/ President elect, who gave a report on the MLA Board Meeting which was held earlier in October in Columbus, Ohio.
Dues: $10.00 per year
Submitted by Paula Matthews
How to join chapter:
Meetings for 2002:
Submitted by Richard LeSueur
Electronic Discussion List:
Projects and Committees:
Chapter Website Committee: Cheryl Taranto and Lamont Downes (University of Nevada-Las Vegas)
Submitted by Suzanne Moulton-Gertig.
New England Chapter
How to join the chapter:
Electronic mail distribution list:
Projects and Activities:
In May 2002, the NEMLA Board nominated two "Best of chapter" talks from previous chapter meetings. Sarah Shaw prepared the submissions, but unfortunately, neither of these excellent talks was selected for presentation at this year's national "Best of chapter" session (MLA Austin).
Over the summer, the membership voted to increase dues, effective Sept. 2002. Dues had last been raised in the mid-1980s. An open forum on the issue took place at the Spring 2002 meeting, and members voted in July 2002 for the increase (new dues structure given at end of this report).
At the October 2002 chapter meeting, special recognition was given to Kay Burnett for her 50 years of service at Smith College.
Standing Committees and Roundtables:
Membership Committee: Margaret Chevian (Providence Public Library), Chair. First-Time Attendees Grant (ongoing), pays for meeting registration, lunch and travel expenses (up to $25) for the NEMLA member and guest. Applications are encouraged from interested paraprofessional staff as well as other librarians who are not necessarily music librarians, but who work in related fields. Apply to Membership Chair, Margaret Chevian (401) 455-8088 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominating Committee: Alan Karass (College of the Holy Cross), Chair
Program Committee: Diane Napert (Hartt School of Music), Chair, Future chapter meetings are being planned for Spring 2003 at Bowdoin College (Maine) and Fall 2003 at Greenwich Public Library (Connecticut).
Publications Committee: Alec McLane (Wesleyan University) and Amy Harrell (Trinity College), Co-Chairs. Work continues on the migration of the Directory of Music Libraries and Collections in New England to an electronic format, to be posted on the NEMLA website. Shelley Osterreich (Central Connecticut State University) has been named co-editor of the directory.
The Bibliographic Instruction/Reference, Technical Services, and Public Libraries Roundtables met informally at the Chapter's semi-annual meetings to exchange ideas on topics not specifically addressed by the standing committees of the chapter.
Archives: Diane Ota (Boston Public Library), Archivist
Dues: $12.00 (regular), $6.00 (student/retired), $16.00 (institutional). Three-year option for regular members: $36.00
Submitted by Sarah Shaw
New York State/Ontario Chapter
Officers kept in close communication about chapter matters by email throughout the time period and by phone when necessary, as well as connecting in person at the chapter business meetings.
How to join chapter:
Electronic mail distribution List:
Newsletter: G. Dale Vargason, Editor.
The chapter held its annual conference at the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam in Potsdam, NY on October 18-19. Opening Remarks were given by Edward Komara (Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, NYSO Chapter), Alan Solomon (Dean Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam), Jane Subramanian (Chair, NYSO Chapter), and J. Rebecca Thompson (Director of Libraries, SUNY Potsdam). The program included five presentations: Milestones in the History of the Crane School of Music: Julia Crane, Helen Hosmer, and Beyond, given by Jane Subramanian (Music Cataloger/Archivist, SUNY Potsdam); From the Crane Archives: Historic Performances of Crane Chorus and Crane Symphony Orchestra, given by Gary Galo (Audio Engineer, Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam); Music and Culture of West Africa, given by Robert Washburn (Dean Emeritus, Professor Emeritus, and Senior Fellow Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam); The North Country Opera Star, circa 1900: the Heuvelton Opera House and Bessie Abott, given by Sandra Chambers (Library Assistant Crane Music Library, SUNY Potsdam); and Fit for a Queen: Music for the Coronation of Elizabeth II, given by Gerry Szymanski (Circulation Services Librarian Sibley Music Library, Eastman School of Music). The event also included a welcoming reception Friday early afternoon, a special on-campus dinner Friday evening, a short concert of jazz music performed by two current Crane School of Music students, a continental breakfast on Saturday morning, and tours of both Crane Music Library and the main library, F.W. Crumb Library. Photographs and commentary about the conference are available linked to the chapter website at http://www.fredonia.edu/nyso/2002/2002-01.htm.
Best of Chapter:
Dues: $10.00 per year.
Submitted by Jane Subramanian
Northern California Chapter
How to join the chapter: Contact Secretary/Treasurer
Electronic mail distribution list: email@example.com.
Newsletter: Jason Gibbs (San Francisco Public Library), Editor
Submitted by Manuel Erviti
Pacific Northwest Chapter
How to join the chapter:
Newsletter: Terry Horner (University of British Columbia), Editor
Annual Chapter Meeting:
Projects: Preparations for 2005 annual meeting in Vancouver, BC.
Submitted by Paula Elliot
How to join chapter:
Newsletter: Alan Ringwood (University of South Carolina), Editor
Submitted by Sarah Dorsey
Southern California Chapter
How to join chapter:
Electronic mail distribution List:
Dues: $10.00 (regular); $8:00 (retired); $6.00 (student)
Submitted by Dan Del Fiorentino
How to join chapter:
Submitted by Bruce Evans
Jim Alberts, Assistant Music Librarian, Cornell University
Drew Beisswenger, Head of Music Library, Southwest Missouri State University
Beth Flood, Music and Media Cataloger, Kent State University
Fran Gephart, Catalog Librarian, St. Louis Public Library
Alicia Hansen, Music Library Services Coordinator, Loyola University New Orleans
Marilyn Henslee, Administrative Assistant II, Beethoven Center at San José State University
Mark Leach, Assistant Music Librarian, The University of South Carolina
John Loy, Electronics Technician I, Manuscripts Department, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Sheryl Panka-Bryman, Technical Services Librarian, University of the Arts
Alisa Rata, Music, Theatre, and Dance Librarian, Southern Methodist University
Russell Tinkham, Performing Arts Librarian, The University of Akron
The Music OCLC Users Group (MOUG) has named Judy A. Weidow as the second recipient of MOUG's Distinguished Service Award.
This award recognizes and honors a librarian who has made significant professional contributions to music users of OCLC. The MOUG Executive Board selects a recipient based on nominations received from the MOUG membership.
Those who presented Judy's name in nomination called her "a quiet but persistent supporter of MOUG since its inception" and cited particularly her contributions as e````ditor of The Best of MOUG from the 3rd edition (1989) through the currently available 7th edition. In concurring with the nominations, a member of the Executive Board called Judy's work on The Best of MOUG both "exemplary" and "not sufficiently recognized." The Board hopes with this award to redress to a small degree this lack of adequate recognition.
Judy Weidow presently serves as Head Librarian, Music Cataloging Unit in the General Libraries at the University of Texas at Austin. She received the B.M. from North Park College in Chicago, Illinois, the M.M. in organ performance from the University of Illinois, and the MA in Library Science from Rosary College.
19-25 June 2003
ALA/CLA Annual Conference
6-11 July 2003
11 August 2003
|Photo credits, in the order of appearance: Opening photo (Anne Harlow); Laura Dankner photo (Marlene Wong); Photo of Leslie Troutman (from a photo by Rebecca Littman). Many thanks to all!|