New York State-Ontario Chapter of the Music Library Association

Upcoming Meetings

Fall Meeting 2019

Friday, October 25, 2019


 Syracuse University

Bird Library, Peter Graham Scholarly Commons (Bird 114)

222 Waverly Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13244

Program is listed below


Comstock Ave Garage, Syracuse University

501 Comstock Ave., Syracuse, NY 13210

Discounted all-day rate of $10 (cash only); mention to the parking attendant that you are with the Music Library Association

Garage closes at 6pm

Google Map Directions

North Campus Parking Map [PDF]

It’s a short 5-7 minute walk to the west on Waverly Avenue to get to Bird Library

Please note: The garage was previously called the Booth Garage, which is still listed in Google Maps with an entrance on Marshall St.  Please use the 501 Comstock Ave. address above for your GPS, which will take you to the entrance.


Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center

801 University Avenue, Syracuse, New York 13210

Discounted rate of $152 per night available; to reserve a room at this rate, email Rachel Fox Von Swearingen

(this is under a 5 minute walk from Bird Library; overnight parking is available in the Sheraton garage)

Many other hotels are available a little further from campus



Registration includes continental breakfast, courtesy of Syracuse University Libraries, as well as a catered lunch. Please indicate dietary needs on your registration form.



Contact meeting host Rachel Fox Von Swearingen, Syracuse University Libraries, for questions or for any accommodation requests.




Regular registration: $30.00

Student registration: $15.00

Registration deadline: Friday, October 18, 2019


Fill out  this form to register.



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Meeting registration 2019

NYS/O-MLA Fall 2019 Meeting Program

Syracuse University, Bird Library, Peter Graham Scholarly Commons (Bird 114)

Friday, October 25, 2019


9:00-9:20         Check-in; Continental breakfast

9:20-9:30         Welcome

             David Seaman, Dean of Libraries, University Librarian, Syracuse University

9:30-10:00      “Fox Trot, and the Role of Live Music on Early Radio”

                        James Mason, University of Toronto

10:00-10:30     “Beethoven: the Man & His Music”

              Raya Lee Then, Medaille College

10:30-11:00     Break & walk to Setnor Auditorium


11:00-11:40     Recital at Setnor Auditorium (program TBD)


 11:40-12:00     Walk to lunch at Goldstein Faculty Center


12:00-1:00       Lunch (Goldstein Faculty Center); buffet style (included in registration)

1:00-1:15         Break & walk to Belfer Audio Archive & Laboratory


1:15-2:15         “The Belfer Audio Archive: history, formats and function” Jim Meade, Audio        Preservation Engineer, Belfer Audio Archive-Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University


2:15-2:30         Break; walk to Bird Library

2:30-3:30         Lightning talks

·         “Barbara Duncan, Intrepid Librarian” David Peter Coppen, Sibley Music Library, Eastman School of Music

·         Reminiscence of Rött in Mahler's Adagietto Kevan Spencer, Setnor School of Music, Syracuse University (MM candidate)

·         “Scholarship at Western Repository at Western University” Lisa Philpott, Western University

·         “Wayne Barlow, Composer for the Ages” David Peter Coppen, Sibley Music Library, Eastman School of Music

·         “Syracuse University Linked Archives Project”  Alicia Leathers & Vivian Tompkins, Syracuse University (MLIS candidates)

                           ·          The Case of the Missing Britten” Kris Shanton, Ithaca College

3:30-3:45         Break

3:45-4:30         NYS/O-MLA Business meeting