Newsletter No. 134 September/October, 2003
|Music Library Association
Laura Dankner, MLA President
For many of you summer is still a'comin inbut for me, it's just about
over as I write this on August 12th. Why? Because I'm officially a
southerner again, having migrated way down yonder to resume my post-library
mini-career as itinerant music appreciation teacher. It's been a terrific
few months, and I've not only enjoyed a too-brief sojourn in my beloved
Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts, but have been fortunate
enough to travel very hither and mighty far yon in the cause of things
MLA. Here's a summary of Laura's excellent summer "vacation."
In very early May I enjoyed the hospitality of the New England
chapterand the folks at Bowdoin College in Maineat their
spring meeting. I'm always struck by this particular chapter's energy,
and this year, my first NEMLA meeting in several years, was no exception.
Good friends, good speakers, and a wonderful locale: all this and
a lobster dinner following the official end of the meeting. My bib
(as in lobster) runneth over.
I was fortunate enough to be able to attend both the MLA/MPA/MOLA
joint committee meeting (late April) and the Music Publishers' Association's
(MPA) annual conferencealso in New York, at the Metropolitan Hotel
(June). At the former meeting, George Boziwick officially took over
the reins as MLA's coordinator, replacing John Shepard. Representatives
from the two other groups were also present and much useful information
The MPA meeting featured a discussion "starring" three of our
own MLA members: Paula Matthews, Diane Ota, and Paul Engle. Entitled
"Finding the Score: Library Acquisitions and the Music Publisher,"
this lively discussion was moderated by Susan Feder (G. Schirmer/AMP).
The audience obviously found the view from music library–land very
interesting, and I was extremely gratified to see MLA take center
stage. As "lagniappe" (a Louisiana term indicating an extra little
treat), my husband Steve and I attended the BMI Student Composer
Awards presentation and reception at New York's wonderful Plaza
Hotel. This was a trip down memory lane for Steve, who was a recipient
of this honor while a student in New York City many years ago. The
award meant a great deal to Steve at that point in his career, and
it has continued to inspire young composers to this day. It's wonderful
to see this tradition continue, and I am grateful to Barbara Petersen
for inviting us.
The Board's spring meeting was also held in June, at our business
office in Middleton, Wisconsin. Once again, the folks at A-R made
the meetingat which the annual budget is setrun smoothly. Board
meetings are quite eventful (read: stressful and lots of hard work
for us all!), but meeting at A-R's headquarters in conjunction with
our budget planning discussions proved again to be very useful.
The minutes from this meeting are now posted on our web site, so
I won't go into details here. I would, however, like to welcome
Jennifer Ottervik as our new Placement Officer. Jennifer was appointed
following the report of the search committee at the June meeting.
She replaces Renée McBride, who has joined the MLA Board of Directors
as a member-at-large. We continued our ongoing discussions on program
issues at this meeting as wella vital feature of the last few meetings
and the subject of the town meeting held in Austin. Oh, and we gave
tentative approval to the meeting sites for 2007, 2008 and 2009.
Read the minutes for more details….
As though all this wasn't enough, July brought me to Tallinn,
Estonia, for IAML. What a wonderful experience it was! Particularly
noteworthy: the interesting sessions featuring many of our sister
and brother librarians from the former Soviet Union. The strong
program, the social events andespeciallythe concert featuring
the superb Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir made this a highlight
of my summer. I was privileged to say a few words representing MLA
at the opening session. I felt extremely lucky to be a part of this
meeting, and I thank ProQuest for their support in helping to make
it possible for me to attend. Of course, I mentioned MLA's upcoming
conference in the Washington, DC area in early 2003 to many colleagues
at IAML, and I am hoping that some will be able to join us there.
The photo of me (above) was taken on board the catamaran from Tallinn
to Helsinki, Finland, where I eventually found my way home via France
(thanks to a frequent flyer award issued by Deltago figure!)
It won't be long now until our next Board meeting, this time out
in California where three of our Board members now reside (Joe Boonin
having forsaken New York City upon his recent retirement and moved
westward). At this meeting we approve the convention budget and
will spend much of our time discussing the upcoming annual meeting,
as well as continuing our discussion of program-related issues for
meetings post-2004. I'm looking forward to it.
MLA members, panelists at a session of the Music
Publishers' annual meeting in New York, pose here with colleagues
from the publishing industry. Pictured (l-r): MPA President Tom Broido
(T. Presser); MLA members Paula Matthews (Princeton University), Paul
Engle (Berklee College of Music), and Diane Ota (Boston Public Library);
MPA Treasurer Charles Slater (J. W. Pepper); Susan Feder (G. Schirmer/AMP);
and James Zychowicz (A-R Editions and MLA Business Office).
|Subject Cataloging for Music: Workshop in DC
Linda Blair, for the Education Committee
The Education Committee and the Subject Access Subcommittee are pleased
to announce that a workshop for music librarians on the Library of
Congress Subject Headings will be offered in conjunction with the
2004 annual meeting in Crystal City, Virginia. LCSH is a vitally important
tool for the subject access of music materials, of equal importance
to the public services librarian as to the cataloger. The availability
of expert staff from the Library of Congress makes the Washington–area
meeting the ideal location in which to offer an in-depth workshop
on the application and use of LCSH. The subject matter will include
general principles guiding the use of LCSH, as well as specific instructions
for music materials. Topics will include: subject analysis, LCSH and
subject cataloging tools, an overview of the music instruction sheets
in the Subject Cataloging Manual: Subject Headings, and subject
headings and subdivisions for musical works, emphasizing the use of
patterns to construct headings containing medium of performance. The
workshop format will also allow for the more general sessions to be
tailored to the interests of music users through the inclusion of
questions and issues posed by participants in advance of the session.
Presenters for the workshop will be Lynn El-Hoshy, Geraldine Ostrove,
and J. Bradford Young. Lynn El-Hoshy and Geraldine Ostrove, long-time
members of the staff of the Cataloging Policy and Support Office,
Library of Congress, have taught numerous training workshops on
subject cataloging and the Library of Congress Subject Headings.
J. Bradford Young has been Music Technical Services Librarian for
the Otto E. Albrecht Music Library at the University of Pennsylvania
in Philadelphia since 1986 and he has served the on Bibliographic
Control Committee in various capacities including chair of the Subcommittee
on Subject Access and the Task Force to Advise the Music Thesaurus
Project. He was chair of the American Library Association's Subject
Analysis Committee 1988-1992. Young is the author of a number of
articles on subject cataloging for music materials, including the
introduction to Music Subject Headings (Soldier Creek, 1997)
and most recently, "LCSH for Music: Historical and Empirical Perspectives"
with Harriette Hemmasi, in The LCSH Century (Haworth, 2000).
In order to accommodate as many registrants as possible, there
will be two identical sessions of the workshop, each with a limit
of 50 registrants. The first offering will be on Wednesday, Feb.
11, 2004 and will take place at the Library of Congress. The second
offering will be on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004 and will take place at
the Crystal Gateway Marriott. It is anticipated that call-in pre-registration
will begin on Monday, Nov. 17, 2003 and will continue until Wed.
Nov. 26 or until all slots are taken. Registrants will be asked
to choose a first and second choice for their workshop date, and
they will receive notification of their assignment by mid-December.
Further information concerning fees and instructions for registration
will soon be available on MLA-L and in your conference mailing.
|MLA Liaison Activities
International Alliance for Women in Music
My summary of the Women in Music Roundtable (WMRT) session at
MLA's 2003 annual meeting was published in the IAWM Journal,
vol. 9, no. 1 (2003), p. 38. At the WMRT session I distributed flyers
sharing information sent to me by IAWM members about the Kapralova
Society (http://www.kapralova.org) and the conference, Korean Music
Festival: The World Women in Music Today 2003, held in Seoul in
April 2003. I also submitted an announcement about this conference
to the MLA Newsletter.
Robin Rausch will succeed me as IAWM Liaison after the 2003 MLA
Submitted by Renée McBride, UCLA
Chapter New England Chapter
Myrna Layton, Brigham Young University
The Mountain–Plains Chapter of the Music Library Association held
its annual meeting May 15-17 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Lincoln is a beautiful
city filled with warm and polite people, and it was wonderful to get
acquainted with the city that nurtures terrific music librarians like
Carolyn Dow and Anita Breckbill, our meeting organizers.
We began with a pre-conference social at the home of Dave and
Anita Breckbill on the evening of May 15. The Breckbills have a
beautiful older home, lovingly restored, and it was the perfect
setting for an evening of great food, great conversation, and beautiful
music. We thrilled to the flute music furnished by Carolyn, and
then a flute/piano duo by Anita and Dave. We laughed together as
Jean Jensen entertained us with Cinderella, as only she can tell
it. The BYU contingent brought various selections from their Early
Sheet Music Collection, and they passed out copies and sang some
very silly lyrics, with Dave pressed into impromptu service as accompanist.
On May 16, we met in Carolyn Dow's home base, the Bennett Martin
Public Library (affectionately nicknamed BMPLrhymes with pimple).
BMPL's rather ordinary-looking façade hides a charming secreta
lush courtyard whose plants and pools can be viewed through a large
circular window in the elevator. Upstairs in the fourth floor conference
room, our meetings began. Myrna Layton (BYU) presented a paper about
the dichotomous works of the American composer Ruth Crawford Seeger,
who composed in both dissonant counterpoint and also the folk song
idiom. Carolyn Dow (BMPL) presented two papers. The first was about
the Greek poetess Sappho. She then introduced us to the Polley Music
Library web page. We were delighted to learn more about Carolyn's
library and will now know how to access the resources offered in
Many of us went out for lunch together to a Greek restaurant close
to the library building. Most of us also took the opportunity to
visit the 2nd floor of BMPL to see the Polley Music Library for
ourselves. Others went for a walk around the city. After lunch,
Janet Bradford (BYU) presented the paper which was voted the best
of our chapter this year. It was about the John Addison film music
collection held by BYU. Anita Breckbill (UNL) followed Janet, reprising
her MLA presentation about the caricatures in the Rokahr Family
Archive held by the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.
We completed the afternoon with a walk to the Nebraska State Capitol
Building. Nebraska's Unicameral Legislature was not in session because
it was, after all, Friday, but a most talented guide entertained
us as she showed off this magnificent edifice and its artwork. It
is well worth seeing! Four of us (Anita, Janet, Irene and Myrna)
wandered into the law library and were treated to a tour of that
facility, which included the opportunity to go through a secret
door which led to a secret balcony hidden behind a sculpture on
the face of the building. Dinner at an East Indian restaurant called
"The Oven" rounded out the evening.
Saturday morning, May 17, found us at the University of Nebraska's
Don L. Love Memorial Library, where the Dean of Libraries, Joan
Giesecke, welcomed us. Anita's colleague Kay Walter, the chair of
the University of Nebraska's Special Collections and Preservation
Department, demonstrated "Digital Initiatives in the UNL Electronic
Text Center." This is an impressive initiative, and many of us gleaned
ideas for ways we may be able to use more digital resources in our
We partook of Czech pastries, and then Anita Breckbill led us
on a tour of the Sheldon Art Gallery and the UNL Music Library,
where we were able to see the original caricatures in the Rokahr
Family Archive. Anita has a very nice library that has a friendly,
Noon Saturday found us on our way to the skyboxes in the Memorial
Stadium. One of Anita's music colleagues at the university had laughed
about the chance that we could have our lunch/business meeting in
a skybox, but Anita had the last laugh, because we did. We were
in the skybox of the University Chancellor, no less! What a coup
for Anita! There we enjoyed pizza and salads and desserts, and enjoyed
the view of the stadium. We just had to imagine what it would be
like if a football game was actually going on!
After lunch, those who wished to stay were chauffeured in a UNL
van to Mahoney State Park, where we climbed a lookout (since there
are no hills to climb!) and were able to see miles and miles of
the Platte River. Our second stop was the Nebraska Wildlife Safari,
where we could watch North American animals in their native habitat.
We took a short hike up an easy trail, and then it was back to Lincoln,
and the Mountain–Plains Chapter meeting came to an end.
| New England
Beth Sweeney, Boston College
On May 2, 2003, the New England Chapter of MLA held its spring meeting
at Bowdoin College, Maine. Speakers included composer and Bowdoin
music professor Elliott Schwartz; Mary Macul, cataloging and subject
specialist at Bowdoin; James Moreira, director of the Maine Folklife
Center; and Marilyn Lutz, coordinator of the Maine Music Box project.
To accompany his talk on 20th century music, professor Elliott
Schwartz distributed an outline of developments in concert music
in the 20th century, and an overview of the 1993 book, Music
Since 1945. He also spoke of changes in the dynamic between
the composer and audience, and played some excerpts from his compositions.
Attendees received a list of his books, recordings, and published
compositions, and a few even received copies of one of his LPs.
Mary Macul, cataloging and subject specialist at Bowdoin, shared
her expertise in library disaster preparedness, and distributed
format-specific instructional handouts for: books, scores, parts
and sheet music; LPs, 45s, and other vinyl records; CDs and DVDs;
video and audio tapes; and microforms. Mary also distributed a select
bibliography of web sites, books, and articles on disaster preparedness.
Mary underlined the importance of writing up a disaster plan, and
of keeping a copy of the plan and any needed supplies with the facilities
personnel. Mary also recommended familiarizing every local fire
department crew with the layout of the library. Mary offered many
other useful tips, and referred attendees to NEDCC's online manual
(500 pages) and leaflet series.
After the business meeting and lunch, Dr. James Moreira, director
of the Maine Folklife Center, spoke of the "shoebox" origins of
the center in the 1950s. Dr. Moreira's predecessor, Sandy Ives,
collected songs about lumbering and published several collections
of songs in various issues of Northeast Folklore in the 1960s.
The Maine Folklore Center collections also include interviews, photos,
etc., documenting the work life of Maine residents who traveled
to Prince Edward Island or New Brunswick for seasonal work during
the 20th century. The center still collects audio material and makes
preservation copies on quarter inch open-reel tape. The University
of Maine library stores the originals, and the CD dubs are housed
at the center. The center has a complete sound lab, a publication
series, and a video series, including the video, An Oral Historian's
Work. More information is available at the website:
Marilyn Lutz described the Maine Music Box Project, a partnership
between librarians, educators, and musicians. A recently awarded
IMLS National Leadership Grant is funding the collaborative effort
of the Fogler Library, University of Maine-Orono; Bagaduce Music
Lending Library, Blue Hill; and the Bangor Public Library. The goals
of the project are: to create a multimedia digital library of unique
and rare sheet music, including music, cover art, and lyrics; to
build a digital library learning environment; and to demonstrate
how library partnerships can enhance the value of collections. The
database will be OAI compliant so that it can become part of a "union
catalog" of metadata. Of the 22,641 music titles (114,517 images)
to be digitized, only 30% are in the public domain. The software
being used is PhotoScore by Neuratron Ltd., and Sibelius (requiring
Scorch plug-in). Finding music catalogers has been a challenge for
this project, which is just getting underway.
The meeting concluded with a tour of the renovated Hawthorne-Longfellow
Library (via the Beckwith Music Library), and a closing reception
with music provided by the Bowdoin Jazz Ensemble.
Our fall 2003 meeting is scheduled for Saturday, October 25th
at the Greenwich Public Library in Greenwich, Connecticut.
| MLA Publication Receives
New Placement Officer Named for MLA
Education Committee Issues Call For Poster Sessions
Receives ARSC Award
A recent MLA publication, Music Inspired By Art: A Guide to Recordings,
by Gary Evans, has been honored as one of the winners of the 2003
ARSC Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research.
The awards, presented annually by the Association for Recorded Sound
Collections (ARSC), recognize those publishing the very best work
today in recorded sound research. Authors and publishers of books,
articles, or recording liner notes are eligible. This year's awards
were presented in Philadelphia on May 31, 2003 during ARSC's annual
conference. Evans' book received its award in the category, "Best
Research in General Discography and History of Recorded Sound."
Music Inspired by Art is the latest volume in MLA's Index
and Bibliography Series, and appears under the series editorships
of David Farneth and Mark Palkovic. It is available through MLA's
publishing partner, Scarecrow Press. The author, Gary Evans, is
a professor of music and director of library media at Ferrum College
Among others receiving 2003 ARSC awards are Richard K. Spottswood,
who received the Lifetime Achievement Award and David Hall, who
was presented the Distinguished Service to Historic Recordings Award.
|New Placement Officer
Named for MLA
Alan Karass, Publicity
The Music Library Association is pleased to announce the appointment
of Jennifer Ottervik as Placement Officer. She will succeed Renée
McBride, Humanities & Music Cataloger at UCLA.
Jennifer Ottervik has been at the University of South Carolina
since 1995, serving as Assistant Music Librarian from 1995-1996
and Head of the Music Library since 1996. She attended the University
of North Texas, earning a B.A. in Piano, an M.S. in Library Science,
and an M.M. in Musicology. Jennifer also serves as Adjunct Professor
in the School of Music and in the College of Library and Information
Science. As Co-Director of the USC School of Music's Center for
Southern African-American Music, she oversees the Center's Archive
and digital initiatives.
In 1997, Jennifer was awarded MLA's Walter Gerboth Award for her
research on Third-Stream music. In 1999, she was awarded MLA's "Best
of Chapters" award for her paper entitled "Jazz in Opera: It Ain't
Over 'til the Fat Lady Swings," which she presented at the 2000
national MLA conference. Jennifer is a current member of MLA's Publications
Committee and the Personnel Subcommittee. She has previously served
on the MLA Marketing Subcommittee (1997-2001) and the MLA Best of
Chapters Committee (2000-2001). For the Southeast chapter of MLA,
she served as Local Arrangements Chair and Program Committee Member
(1996-1997), hosted the 1997 SEMLA conference, and served as editor
of SEMLA's Breve Notes (1997-2001). Currently, Ms. Ottervik
is co-editor of Music Reference Services Quarterly, published
by Haworth Press. She has contributed articles on David Daniels,
Carlisle Floyd, and Classical Music to the upcoming work: The
South Carolina Encyclopedia.
The Music Library Association's Placement Service assists music
librarians who seek initial or new employment in positions requiring
both music and library expertise. The Placement Service publishes
a monthly job list of positions currently available. To list a position
with the Placement Service, contact Jennifer Ottervik at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The job list is available at MLA's Web site: http://www.musiclibraryassoc.org.
|Education Committee Issues
Call For Poster Sessions in Washington, DC
Deadline: 17 October 2003
The Education Committee of MLA is calling for applications for
Poster Session presentations at its annual meeting in Washington,
DC on 11-15 February 2004.
Presentations will be considered that fit one of these broad categories:
Sessions may cover any subject of professional interest to music librarians.
Recent presentations have included solving personnel issues, both
archival and theoretical research topics, new ideas on bibliographic
control for music in online catalogs, and international collection
- Recently completed research
- New and innovative library or music library projects
- Imaginative, systematic efforts at resolving library or music
Parameters for Presentation: Poster sessions will fit on
a 4'x6' poster board and convey the subject using a combination
of graphics, narrative text, and handouts (NB: NO computer
or network applications may be used). Printed copies of the abstract
must be made available by the presenter for those viewing the session.
A table for handouts, business cards, and sign-up sheets will
be provided. The presenter(s) must be in attendance throughout the
designated time to answer questions and elaborate on the presentation
Guidelines for Submission: Entries by an individual or
group of librarians must be submitted on an official entry form
via email or snailmail. Submissions will be evaluated by the MLA
Education Committee, sponsor of the event. Criteria for selection
will include quality, innovation, and suitability to the Poster
There are only twelve slots available, so those interested are
encouraged to be original, thorough, and early in their applications.
Authors of the selected Poster Sessions will receive detailed guidelines
concerning effective preparation and presentation.
Direct questions to the Coordinator at the address listed at the
bottom of the application,
found at the end of the newsletter.
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. 135
is October 13, 2003. Please follow the citation style employed
|Dr. Gary R. Boye
Appalachian State University
Music Library, Box 32026
Boone, NC 28608-2026
Griscom, Richard (University of Illinois) and David Lasocki
The Recorder: A Research and Information Guide. New York:
Routledge, 2003. [xix, 728 p. ISBN: 0415937442, $125]
Ottenberg, June C. (Philadelphia, Penn.)
Gustav Hinrichs (1850-1942): American Conductor and Composer.
Warren, MI: Harmonie Park Press, 2003. [x, 105 p. ISBN: 0899901174]
Nieweg, Clinton F. (Philadelphia Orchestra, ret.)
Stravinsky, Igor. Le Sacre Du Printemps (The Rite of Spring).
Ed. by Clinton F. Nieweg; based on the 1921 version. Boca
Raton, FL: Masters Music Publications, Inc. 2000. [viii, 160 p.]
Articles and Chapters
Bukoff, Ronald (Centenary College of Louisiana).
"The Joys of Special Librarianship," in Expectations of Librarians
in the 21st Century, ed. by Karl Bridges (Westport, CT: Greenwood
Press, 2003), 171-175.
Fineman, Yale (University of Maryland)
"Electronic Theses and Dissertations." portal: Libraries and
the Academy 3:2 (April 2003): 219-227.
Freeborn, Robert B. (Pennsylvania State University)
"Confronting the Dark Side of the Beat: A Guide to Creating a Heavy
Metal Music Collection." Music Reference Services Quarterly
8:2 (2002): 25-37.
Moore, Tom, (The College of New Jersey ).
"Circus Brasilis: The Flute Music of Sergio Roberto de Oliveira."
Flutist Quarterly 28:2 (Winter 2003), 48-54.
"Lasso." Goldberg 22 (2003), 30-41.
Ronai, Paulo, "A Linguistic Tragicomedy." American Translators
Association Chronicle 32:8 (August 2003), 46 and 58, translated
by Tom Moore.
Ronai, Paulo, "Intimate Portrait of a Language." American Translators
Association Chronicle 32:4 (April 2003), 32-34, translated by
Ronai, Paulo, "The Hungarian and His Dog." American Translators
Association Chronicle 32:7 (July 2003), 41-42, translated by
The International Conference on Music Information Retrieval
| The fourth international conference on music information retrieval
will be held 26-30 October 2003, at the Radisson Plaza Lord Baltimore,
Baltimore, Maryland. This year's conference, sponsored by the Library
of Congress and the Johns Hopkins University, features keynote speaker
Anthony Seeger of UCLA, speaking on, "I Found It, How Can I Use It?
– Dealing with the Ethical and Legal Constraints of Information Access."
Paper presentations, poster sessions, tutorials and panel discussions
will also be presented. Special events include a reception and tours
at the Library of Congress and a gala dinner and concert at the Peabody
Conservatory, Baltimore. Detailed information is available at ISMIR's
The annual ISMIR Conference is the first established international
forum for those involved in work on accessing digital musical materials.
It reflects the tremendous growth of music-related data available
either locally or remotely through networks and the consequent need
to search this content and retrieve music and musical information
efficiently and effectively.
|ARSC Awards 2004
| Nominations are currently open for the 2004 ARSC Awards for Excellence
in Historical Recorded Sound Research. Eligible publications include
any printed workbook, monograph, article, liner notesfirst published
during 2003. The work may be on any subject related to recorded sound
including histories, discographies, technology and recording artist
biographies in any field of music or genre. The work should deal primarily
with historical periods, defined as at least ten years prior to publication
(e.g., pre-1993), with the exception of works related to preservation
and technology. In addition, a Lifetime Achievement Award and a Distinguished
Service to Historic Recordings Award will be presented.
The deadline for nominations is January 31, 2004. The committee
especially welcomes information concerning eligible foreign and
small press publications that might otherwise be overlooked. Publishers
should submit one copy of each eligible publication; others may
forward the author, title, publisher, and publisher's address for
each nominated work to:
Vincent Pelote, ARSC Awards Co-chair, Institute of Jazz
Studies, Rutgers University, Dana Library 4th Floor, 185 University
Avenue, Newark, NJ 07102, 973-353-5595, email@example.com.
Best wishes to all those listed below (and to anyone we have missed!)
who recently began a new position.
Nedda Ahmen, Fine Arts Liaison/Web Services Librarian,
Bruce Evans, Music and Fine Arts Catalog Librarian, Baylor
Stephen Paul Henry, Assistant Music Librarian, University
Amber Johnson, Music Librarian, Mansfield University
Stephanie Keller, Intern, The Juilliard Orchestra Library
Mitra Keykhah, Radio Music Librarian, WETA-FM, Arlington,
Jennifer Oates, Music Librarian/Assistant Professor, Queens
Jennifer Ottervik, Placement Officer, The Music Library Association
Joe Popp, Senior College Lab Technician, Dept. of Music,
Humanities & Arts Division, Sonic Arts Center, The City College
of New York
Lisa Shiota, Catalog Librarian, Curtis Institute of Music
Harriet Sonne de Torrens, Head, Fine Arts Department, Syracuse
George Thompson, Reference/Humanities Librarian, California
State University, Chico
Sha Towers, Music & Fine Arts Librarian, Baylor University
Shannon Watson, Librarian/Cataloger, Jacksonville Public
The November/December issue of the MLA Newsletter will
feature previews of the upcoming annual meeting in Crystal City,
Virginia. It will also include a return of the column listing new
MLA members (once a regular feature, it has been on sabbatical for
some years now), as well as an article by Thomas Pease on finding
the music you hear on public radio. The November/December issue
appears the first week in December. (Submissions are due by October
In November, the MLA Annual Report for 2003 will be published.
This is earlier than the report has appeared in the past; we hope
it will give members more time to read and consult it as they make
plans for the annual meeting in February.
Did you notice? This issue (no. 134) of the MLA Newsletter
in pdf was produced by A-R Editions. Layout and production of the
newsletter will now be performed by A-R Editions as one of the business
services they provide MLA.
credits, in the order of appearance: Opening photo (editor's archive);
Laura Dankner photo (Susan Manus, Library of Congress); Photo of MPA
meeting (Laura Dankner).
| 16-18 October 2003
MLA Midwest Chapter
Iowa City, IA
17 October 2003
Deadline for Applications
Poster session, MLA, Washington DC
MLA Southern California Chapter
Los Angeles, CA
17-18 October 2003
MLA Atlantic Chapter
State College, PA
MLA Texas Chapter
| 20 October 2003
Deadline for Submissions
MLA Newsletter no. 135
21 October 2003
MLA Greater New York Chapter
New York, NY
23-25 October 2003
MLA Southeast Chapter
Chapel Hill and Durham, NC
24-25 October 2003
MLA New York State-Ontario Chapter
Saratoga Springs, NY
25 October 2003
MLA New England Chapter
Deadline: 17 October 2003
Applications must be completed in full and may be submitted via
email to the Session Coordinator. Selections will be made and presenters
notified by the end of October.
Presenter(s) Name and Institutional Affiliation:
_____ Recently completed research
_____ Innovative library projects
_____ Solutions to practical library problems
Print Abstract, single spaced, in the space below. NB: The abstract
must be the same when provided at the Conference, so please consider
it carefully as you write.
Signature of applicant (if paper submission):
Questions and submissions may be made to:
Rebecca Littman, Head
UWM Music Library
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
2311 East Hartford Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211
414/229-5529 (phone); 414/229-5687 (fax)