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Monday, February 18
 

6:00pm

MOUG Executive Board Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Casey  Mullin

Casey Mullin

Western Washington University


Monday February 18, 2019 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Conductor Room
  • Seating Conference
 
Tuesday, February 19
 

7:30am

MOUG Registration
Tuesday February 19, 2019 7:30am - 12:30pm
Depot Registration Office

8:00am

MLA Board Meeting
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
MM

Mark McKnight

Head of the Music Library and Ozier Sound Recording Archive, University of North Texas


Tuesday February 19, 2019 8:00am - 5:00pm
Conductor Room
  • Seating Conference

8:45am

MOUG: Welcome
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Casey  Mullin

Casey Mullin

Western Washington University


Tuesday February 19, 2019 8:45am - 9:00am
Regency Ballroom AB

9:00am

MOUG: Better, Not Perfect: Cataloging and Data Manipulation Strategies for Improving OCLC Records for Licensed Digital Resources
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
KH

Kurt Hanselman

University of California-San Diego
avatar for James Soe Nyun

James Soe Nyun

Head, Music & Media Metadata, University of California, San Diego


Tuesday February 19, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am
Regency Ballroom AB

9:30am

MOUG: OCLC Music Toolkit
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Casey  Mullin

Casey Mullin

Western Washington University
GS

Gary Strawn

Northwestern University


Tuesday February 19, 2019 9:30am - 10:00am
Regency Ballroom AB

10:00am

MOUG: Break (Coffee & Tea)
Limited Capacity seats available

Tuesday February 19, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
Regency Ballroom AB

10:30am

MOUG: Bound for Glory: Cataloging Bound Sheet Music for the 21st Century
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
AC

Andrea Cawelti

Harvard University
RC

Robert Cunningham

Boston Public Library


Tuesday February 19, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Regency Ballroom AB

11:15am

MOUG: Lunch (on your own)
Limited Capacity seats available

Tuesday February 19, 2019 11:15am - 1:15pm
Regency Ballroom AB

1:15pm

MOUG: The New RDA Toolkit: Everything Has Changed – or Has It?
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Kathy  Glennan

Kathy Glennan

Head, Original & Special Collections Cataloging, University of Maryland, College Park


Tuesday February 19, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Regency Ballroom AB

2:15pm

MOUG: Ask Everything: Combining Hot Topics, Ask OCLC, and Ask LC
Limited Capacity seats available

Tuesday February 19, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Regency Ballroom AB

3:30pm

MOUG: Break (Cookies & Lemonade)
Limited Capacity seats available

Tuesday February 19, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Regency Ballroom AB

4:00pm

MOUG: Business Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Casey  Mullin

Casey Mullin

Western Washington University


Tuesday February 19, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Regency Ballroom AB
 
Wednesday, February 20
 

8:00am

MOUG Registration
Wednesday February 20, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am
Depot Registration Office

8:00am

MLA Board Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
MM

Mark McKnight

Head of the Music Library and Ozier Sound Recording Archive, University of North Texas


Wednesday February 20, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm
Conductor Room
  • Seating Exhibit Tables

9:00am

MOUG: An Evolutionary Legacy in A/V Arrangement and Descriptive Music and Media Classification
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Hahn

Michelle Hahn

Assistant Librarian, Sound Recordings Cataloger, Indiana University
Michelle Hahn is currently Assistant Librarian, Sound Recordings Cataloger at Indiana University, Bloomington. Prior to that, she was Music Catalog Librarian and Interim Music Librarian at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Michelle is Newsletter Editor for the Music... Read More →
MM

Madan Mohan

Forest School of Music


Wednesday February 20, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Regency Ballroom AB

9:00am

Pre-conference Workshop: Up-to-date on Music Binding and Preservation
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants must register for this pre-conference workshop.

Speakers
avatar for Alice Carli

Alice Carli

Eastman School of Music
I'm in the middle of revising my book about binding music, so now is a great time to talk to me about that!


Wednesday February 20, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Station Master Room
  • Seating Exhibit Tables

10:00am

MOUG: Break (Coffee & Tea)
Limited Capacity seats available

Wednesday February 20, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
Regency Ballroom AB

10:30am

MOUG: WorldCat Interface Design: Behind the Scenes
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore the inner workings of OCLC’s WorldCat database and its public interfaces, the approaches the OCLC team uses, and how to contribute via MOUG’s Reference, Discovery, and Collections work.
Early-arriving MLA attendees are welcome, even if not registered for MOUG.Presentation files at: http://musicoclcusers.org/meetings/meeting-presentations/2019-presentations/

Speakers
avatar for Nara Newcomer

Nara Newcomer

Head, Music/Media Library, University of Missouri-Kansas City


Wednesday February 20, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Regency Ballroom AB

10:30am

Tour: St. Louis Public Library, Central Branch
Limited Capacity seats available

The Central Library is a 10-minute walk from the St. Louis Union Station Hotel. Parking information for the Central Library is available here: https://www.slpl.org/central-library-parking/.

The tour lasts approximately one hour; it departs from the large wooden desk in the Great Hall. The Central Library is accessible and meets ADA standards.

St. Louis Public Library’s Central Library boasts some of the finest examples of Beaux-Arts and Neo-Classical Architecture in the United States. Designed by renowned architect Cass Gilbert and completed in 1912, the structure which occupies a full city block is a historic treasure. Exquisite replicas of features from the Pantheon, Vatican and Michelangelo’s Laurentian Library bring the Italian Renaissance to life in the heart of downtown St. Louis. An extensive $70 million award-winning renovation of Central Library led by George Nikolajevich with Cannon Design was completed in 2012, and showcases a masterful blend of classical and modern architectural styles while preserving Central Library’s unparalleled beauty for generations to come.

Wednesday February 20, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
St. Louis Public Library, Central Branch 1301 Olive St., St. Louis, MO, 63103

11:15am

MOUG: Discovery Services Update
Limited Capacity seats available

Update on recent and coming changes to OCLC discovery interfaces.

Early-arriving MLA attendees are welcome, even if not registered for MOUG.
Presentation files at http://musicoclcusers.org/meetings/meeting-presentations/2019-presentations/

Speakers
avatar for Nara Newcomer

Nara Newcomer

Head, Music/Media Library, University of Missouri-Kansas City


Wednesday February 20, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
Regency Ballroom AB

12:00pm

MOUG Reference, Discovery, and Collections Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

A facilitated discussion and input session on public interfaces to WorldCat, especially WorldCat Discovery, with Jay Holloway (OCLC). Small and interactive!

Open session. Early-arriving MLA attendees are welcome, even if not registered for MOUG.

Speakers
avatar for Nara Newcomer

Nara Newcomer

Head, Music/Media Library, University of Missouri-Kansas City


Wednesday February 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Jeffersonian/Knickerbocker

12:00pm

MLA Registration
Wednesday February 20, 2019 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Depot Registration Office

1:00pm

Pre-conference Workshop: Cultural Competency Training for Librarians
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants must register for this pre-conference workshop.
Cost of attendance: $60.00

This pre-conference workshop will be beneficial to participants looking to develop their own cultural sensitivities and gain new perspectives, skills and tools to be more culturally competent in the workplace and beyond. Participants must be open to examining their inherent biases and reflect as part of workshop activities. Small group interaction is expected in banquet-style seating.
Limited to 65 attendees. 


The pre-conference workshop will consist of two mini workshops. The expectations and outcomes for the two workshops are as follows:

Workshop 1: The Science of Unconscious Bias & Its Professional Implications
Participants will
  • Learn about unconscious bias
  • Discuss implications on professional judgment and the professional environment
  • Review strategies and resources to further identify unconscious biases and reduce their impacts
Participants will have an increased capacity to recognize biases and prevent or reduce unintended consequences in order to create a more inclusive organization climate.

Workshop 2: Understanding our Privilege and its Impact
Participants will
  • Learn how to define privilege and power
  • Learn how to identify their own privilege and the power and privileges that exist generally
  • Explore how privilege and the power structures impact themselves, others and society
Participants will have an increased understanding of how privilege impacts our individual, institutional and structural systems and learn how to advocate and support those who do not hold power and privilege.


Workshop presenters:
Dr. Makini L. King, Director of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives, University of Missouri Kansas-City 
Dr. King is a licensed counseling psychologist and provides leadership to diversity programs and initiatives as outlined in the UMKC Diversity Strategic Plan. King also teaches adjunct for the Counseling Psychology Department at UMKC and provides clinical supervision for their students. Over the years she has presented on and published articles and chapters on topics related to diversity in secondary and higher education and social media.
Ms. Lona Davenport, Diversity Program Coordinator, University of Missouri Kansas-City
Ms. Davenport currently serves as the Diversity Program Coordinator within the UMKC Division of Diversity and Inclusion, and coordinates and facilitates diversity programs and initiatives between the division and campus community. Davenport holds an M.A. in Counseling, Rehabilitation, and Student Development with an emphasis in Student Development in Post-Secondary Education. 

Speakers
avatar for Treshani Perera

Treshani Perera

Music and Fine Arts Cataloging Librarian, University of Kentucky
Professional interests in Music and Art Cataloging, Arts in Digital Humanities, Archival Digital Collections, Metadata Management, Audio-visual Archiving, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in LIS.
avatar for Sandy Rodriguez

Sandy Rodriguez

Assistant Dean of Special Collections & Archives, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Sandy Rodriguez is Assistant Dean of Special Collections & Archives at the University of Missouri--Kansas City. She currently serves as co-facilitator of the DLF Working Group on Labor in Digital Libraries, Archives, and Museums and Co-Principal Investigator for "Collective Responsibility... Read More →


Wednesday February 20, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
New York Central/Illinois Central
  • Seating Banquet

1:00pm

Organ Crawl
The MLA 2019 organ crawl in St. Louis will feature visits to two churches and the fabulous Fox Theater!
The tour, including the shuttle bus, is free. Here is the preliminary itinerary for Wednesday, February 20:
1:00: Meet in the hotel lobby
1:15: Travel to Christ Church Cathedral
2:00: Travel to Second Presbyterian
2:40: Travel to Fox Theater (The Fox Theater visit consists of a 90-minute guided tour, including the organ)
4:45: Return to hotel
If you have questions or comments about the organ crawl, please contact:
Chuck Peters
Telephone: 812-855-5763
Email: chpeters@indiana.edu

Speakers
avatar for Chuck Peters

Chuck Peters

Head, Music Library Cataloging, Indiana University


Wednesday February 20, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Lobby, St. Louis Union Station Hotel

1:30pm

Tour: St. Louis Public Library, Central Branch
Limited Capacity seats available

The Central Library is a 10-minute walk from the St. Louis Union Station Hotel. Parking information for the Central Library is available here: https://www.slpl.org/central-library-parking/.

The tour lasts approximately one hour; it departs from the large wooden desk in the Great Hall. The Central Library is accessible and meets ADA standards.

St. Louis Public Library’s Central Library boasts some of the finest examples of Beaux-Arts and Neo-Classical Architecture in the United States. Designed by renowned architect Cass Gilbert and completed in 1912, the structure which occupies a full city block is a historic treasure. Exquisite replicas of features from the Pantheon, Vatican and Michelangelo’s Laurentian Library bring the Italian Renaissance to life in the heart of downtown St. Louis. An extensive $70 million award-winning renovation of Central Library led by George Nikolajevich with Cannon Design was completed in 2012, and showcases a masterful blend of classical and modern architectural styles while preserving Central Library’s unparalleled beauty for generations to come.

Wednesday February 20, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
St. Louis Public Library, Central Branch 1301 Olive St., St. Louis, MO, 63103

3:00pm

Tour: St. Louis Public Library, Central Branch
Limited Capacity seats available

The Central Library is a 10-minute walk from the St. Louis Union Station Hotel. Parking information for the Central Library is available here: https://www.slpl.org/central-library-parking/.

The tour lasts approximately one hour; it departs from the large wooden desk in the Great Hall. The Central Library is accessible and meets ADA standards.

St. Louis Public Library’s Central Library boasts some of the finest examples of Beaux-Arts and Neo-Classical Architecture in the United States. Designed by renowned architect Cass Gilbert and completed in 1912, the structure which occupies a full city block is a historic treasure. Exquisite replicas of features from the Pantheon, Vatican and Michelangelo’s Laurentian Library bring the Italian Renaissance to life in the heart of downtown St. Louis. An extensive $70 million award-winning renovation of Central Library led by George Nikolajevich with Cannon Design was completed in 2012, and showcases a masterful blend of classical and modern architectural styles while preserving Central Library’s unparalleled beauty for generations to come.

Wednesday February 20, 2019 3:00pm - 4:15pm
St. Louis Public Library, Central Branch 1301 Olive St., St. Louis, MO, 63103

3:30pm

Development Committee Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Lindsay Hansen Brown

Lindsay Hansen Brown

Music and Media Librarian, California State University Northridge


Wednesday February 20, 2019 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Switchman Room
  • Seating Exhibit Tables

5:00pm

Donors' Reception *invitation only*
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an invitation only reception

Wednesday February 20, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Gothic Corridor

5:00pm

First-time Attendees Reception
Limited Capacity seats available

Wednesday February 20, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Frisco/Burlington Route

7:00pm

Exhibits Open
Limited Capacity seats available

Wednesday February 20, 2019 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Midway West

7:00pm

Opening Reception
Limited Capacity seats available

Wednesday February 20, 2019 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Midway West

8:00pm

Big Band Rehearsal
Wednesday February 20, 2019 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Grand Ballroom F
 
Thursday, February 21
 

7:00am

Borrow Direct Music Librarians Breakfast Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Caitlin: "Final details will be due to me by noon on February 4th. A guarantee number of attendees for the breakfast are due by noon on February 13th."

Speakers
RM

Ruthann McTyre

Yale University


Thursday February 21, 2019 7:00am - 8:30am
Link Room

7:00am

A-R/MLA Monographic Series Editors
Limited Capacity seats available

Business Meeting for the Monographic Series Editors, Administrative Officer, Publications Chair, and A-R Representatives, including Kathy Abromeit, Maristella Feustle, Jonathan Sauceda, Janelle West, Liza Vick, Patrick Wall, and James Zychowicz.  A-R will order breakfast for this discussion of the the success of the previous year, plans for the next year, and matters related to the three series MLA and A-R co-publish.

Speakers
avatar for James Zychowicz

James Zychowicz

MLA Business Office


Thursday February 21, 2019 7:00am - 8:55am
Red Caps Room
  • Seating Exhibit Tables

7:00am

Quiet Room
The quiet room is available to all conference attendees. This space is intended for quiet study or work time, and to give attendees an opportunity to spend time away from conference activities. This room is not available for meetings.

Thursday February 21, 2019 7:00am - 10:00pm
Switchman Room
  • Seating Conference

8:00am

MLA Registration
Thursday February 21, 2019 8:00am - 5:00pm
Depot Registration Office

8:30am

Welcome
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
AM

Adolphus M. Pruitt, II

President, St. Louis City Chapter, NAACP
MM

Mark McKnight

Head of the Music Library and Ozier Sound Recording Archive, University of North Texas


Thursday February 21, 2019 8:30am - 8:55am
Grand Ballroom EF
  • Streaming Yes
  • Seating Theater

9:00am

Plenary I: St. Louis Black Musicians Speak: Our Lives Matter!
Limited Capacity seats available

Shared notes for this session: https://goo.gl/M1Rd85

St. Louis has a long, rich music history that many talented musicians have helped build. The first presentation of two (20 mins.), given by Therese Dickman (SIU-Edwardsville), will highlight stories of selected St. Louis area black jazz musicians who participated in the oral history project of the National Ragtime and Jazz Archive at SIUE since the 1980s. Included among them are Eddie Randle (Miles Davis' first band leader); Singleton Palmer, tuba player and band leader during the city's popular Gaslight Square era; Robert Carter, a former board member of the St. Louis Black Musicians' Union; and Willie Akins, tenor saxophone player who set a high performance standard for other city musicians. Photos and selected audio clips will be shared in a PowerPoint presentation.

Brian Owens, Soul of Ferguson musician, will follow as a local guest speaker interviewed by Rob Deland (VanderCook College of Music) (40-45 mins). Owens is a professional music who lives in Ferguson, MO and witnessed much of the unrest in Ferguson after the death of Michael Brown in 2014. Owens organized a music performance with area musicians in an effort to begin the healing process and to unify Ferguson residents. He also created a music CD, the Soul of Ferguson, and composed all of its compositions. Well respected, Owens has been involved in initiatives for youth including the Unison program with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Owens will share his unique perspective that can offer insights and hope for others facing similar situations in their cities. The session will be audio and videorecorded for the MLA Oral History Project and to commemorate the St. Louis MLA Conference devoted to diversity and inclusion. A Q & A session (5 - 10 mins.) will conclude the session.

Speakers
TD

Therese Dickman

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
BO

Brian Owens

Ferguson, MO
RD

Rob Deland

VanderCook College of Music


Thursday February 21, 2019 9:00am - 10:25am
Grand Ballroom EF

9:00am

Exhibits Open; Silent Auction Open; Resume Review and Placement Service Open
Limited Capacity seats available

Thursday February 21, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Midway West
  • Seating Exhibit Tables

10:30am

Break
Limited Capacity seats available

Thursday February 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am
Midway West

11:00am

Digital Humanities Interest Group
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Francesca Giannetti

Francesca Giannetti

Digital Humanities Librarian, Rutgers University–New Brunswick
digital libraries, digital musicology, text analysis, running, cats


Thursday February 21, 2019 11:00am - 11:55am
Jeffersonian/Knickerbocker
  • Seating Conference

11:00am

Public Libraries Committee Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
KN

Kristine Nelsen

Anchorage Public Library


Thursday February 21, 2019 11:00am - 11:55am
Conductor Room
  • Seating Conference

11:00am

Investigation of Accessibility of Electronic Music Resources for the Visually Impaired
Limited Capacity seats available

Shared notes for this session: https://goo.gl/NRxoHL

The number of students at Western Michigan University (WMU) who require accommodation for disabilities has been increasing in recent years, and is expected to continue to increase in the future. While the University Libraries tries to be responsive to all types of accommodations, students with visual impairments present a particular challenge for libraries to ensure their electronic resources are accessible. Most visually impaired students utilize “screen readers,” software programs that use a speech synthesizer to “read” the text that is displayed on the screen, to navigate web based resources. In an effort to try to better understand how specific screen readers work with our library electronic resources we employed a visually impaired student who is a sophisticated user of screen readers to test our electronic resources.Using a combination of browsers and operating systems, we used Job Access With Speech (JAWS), the most widely used screen reader, and NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA), an open source screen reader, to test our website, our discovery layer and selected music databases. Databases tested include Music Periodicals Database (ProQuest), RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (EBSCO), and Grove Music Online. As WMU Libraries uses the ExLibris Primo discovery product, our instance of Primo was also tested for accessibility. The presenters will share the findings of the screen reader testing, including a pre-recorded demonstration of a visually impaired student conducting searches with screen readers, and describe our experiences in investigating accessibility of our electronic resources for visually impaired students. Presenters will also make recommendations for improving electronic resources and library services, in general, to better meet the needs of visually impaired patrons.

Speakers
avatar for Michael  Duffy IV

Michael Duffy IV

Fine Arts Librarian, Western Michigan University
Library faculty liaison to the Gwen Frostic School of Art, the Department of Dance, the School of Music, and the Department of Theatre at Western Michigan University. My research agenda includes studying information literacy instruction in the performing arts, including applications... Read More →
avatar for Geraldine Rinna

Geraldine Rinna

Electronic Resources Librarian, Western Michigan University
Geri is head of the Electronic Resource Management Unit, Head of Alma and Primo Administrative Groups, and is interested in Alma and Primo administration, the user experience, accessibility, and all subjects related to electronic resources management.



Thursday February 21, 2019 11:00am - 11:55am
Grand Ballroom EF

11:00am

Lessons in Diversity and Bias
Limited Capacity seats available

Shared Notes for this Session: https://goo.gl/rEsW6Q

There is an urgent need for social justice. This need expands far beyond the walls of an information literacy classroom, but there is important work that can be done in these spaces. Lessons designed to stimulate student’s critical thinking about their personal assumptions and latent biases by using different kinds of information sources is one way music and instruction librarians can advance equity and inclusion through teaching.

In this active-learning session, attendees will participate in several condensed lessons designed to challenge their worldview in order to facilitate the uncovering of unknown biases. At the same time, they will learn pedagogical techniques for the information literacy classroom by experiencing them first hand. The activities will include conceptualizing disability in the arts, investigating bias in the music industry, and examining reference works to uncover hegemony in the historiography of the canon. All activities will push participants (and hopefully their future students) to think critically about information, especially music and the arts, through the lens of diversity, inclusion, and social justice.

Speakers
avatar for Grace Haynes

Grace Haynes

Music Librarian, Michigan State University
avatar for Angela Pratesi

Angela Pratesi

Fine & Performing Arts Librarian, University of Northern Iowa
avatar for Veronica Wells

Veronica Wells

University of the Pacific


Thursday February 21, 2019 11:00am - 11:55am
Grand Ballroom ABC
  • Streaming No
  • Seating Banquet, Rounds of 10
  • Sponsor Instruction Committee
  • Shared Notes Doc https://goo.gl/rEsW6Q

11:00am

Middle Eastern Music in St. Louis
Limited Capacity seats available

Shared notes for this session: https://goo.gl/iTHrqT

This session will focus on the Middle Eastern music scene in St. Louis. It will use a hybrid presentation-discussion-demonstration format featuring Kareem Azab and his ensemble. It will include a discussion of the current state of Middle Eastern music in St. Louis, the politics of music making, and audience engagement and reception. Musicians will discuss the repertoires, historical contexts, musical forms, and instruments they use. The presentation and discussion will be accompanied by live musical examples.

Dr. Kareem Azab is Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, a position he has held since 2012. He was born and raised in the Palestinian village of Ara, where he first studied piano. Upon moving to Jerusalem, he taught himself to play oud. In addition to his teaching responsibilities and research, Kareem is an active poet, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. Kareem will be joined by fellow Middle Eastern musicians from the St. Louis area.

Speakers
KA

Kareem Azab

Washington University in St. Louis


Thursday February 21, 2019 11:00am - 11:55am
Grand Ballroom D

11:00am

Cataloging and Metadata Committee Meeting #1
Limited Capacity filling up

Open business meeting (#1 of 2) of the Cataloging and Metadata Committee (CMC). See also the Content Standards Subcommittee, the Encoding Standards Subcommittee, the Vocabularies Subcommittee, and the NACO/SACO/BIBCO funnels.

Speakers
avatar for Tracey Snyder

Tracey Snyder

Music Catalog and Instruction Librarian, Cornell University
Tracey Snyder is Music Catalog and Instruction Librarian at Cornell University’s Sidney Cox Library of Music and Dance, where she selects and catalogs music A/V materials and gives library instruction sessions for courses in the music department. Currently, she serves as the Chair... Read More →


Thursday February 21, 2019 11:00am - 12:25pm
New York Central/Illinois Central
  • Seating Conference for 20, remaining chairs around perimeter

12:00pm

MLA-L Task Force Business Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Michael  Duffy IV

Michael Duffy IV

Fine Arts Librarian, Western Michigan University
Library faculty liaison to the Gwen Frostic School of Art, the Department of Dance, the School of Music, and the Department of Theatre at Western Michigan University. My research agenda includes studying information literacy instruction in the performing arts, including applications... Read More →


Thursday February 21, 2019 12:00pm - 12:55pm
Frisco/Burlington Route
  • Seating Conference

12:00pm

Web Committee Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Katie Buehner

Katie Buehner

Head, Rita Benton Music Library, University of Iowa


Thursday February 21, 2019 12:00pm - 12:55pm
Conductor Room
  • Seating Conference

12:00pm

Climate Survey Task Force Meeting
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
avatar for Susannah Cleveland

Susannah Cleveland

Head, Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives, Bowling Green State University
Susannah Cleveland has served as head of Bowling Green State University's Music Library and Sound Recordings Archives since 2006 and as chair of Special Collections at BGSU since 2013. Previously, she worked as the Music Recordings and Digital Resources at the University of North... Read More →


Thursday February 21, 2019 12:00pm - 1:25pm
Red Caps Room
  • Seating Conference

12:30pm

Box Seats to the World: A Global View of the Diversity of Musical Theatre
Limited Capacity seats available

Shared notes for this session: https://goo.gl/Hw4sgW

Every culture in the world has its own methods and traditions of expressing the human experience through music, drama, and dance, which together, comprise musical theater. Some of these culturally diverse genres of musical theater have developed only within the past 50 years, while others have been esablished for centuries. The speakers in this session will engage in a global exploration of a sampling of these culturally diverse genres of musical theater, from East Asia to Western Europe to Latin America and the United States.

Dramatic expression in musical theater within certain cultures is characterized by components which have been codified and regulated with little or no allowance for variation, and thus, they have become unique traditions in themselves.  Musical theater in other cultures offers a more varied approach in the dramatic presentation of established stage works, while still other genres  embrace and encourage innovation.  However, no matter how traditional or how innovative the genres may be, they often contain, within themselves, additional diverse elements which cross over traditional boundary lines:  gender lines (male actors as female characters, female actors as male characters, transvestitism/impersonation), sexual orientation lines (including heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender), and ethnic lines (in the form of disguises), etc.  Furthermore, since the year 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the New York Stonewall Riots, which initiated the Gay Rights Movement in the U.S., it is appropriate to acknowledge this anniversary by including a presentation on the topic of gay musical theater in the U.S.  Thus, the ethnic, cultural, and artistic diversity addressed by each of the speakers will demonstrate the colorful and abundant richness of musical theater on a global scale.

The genres of musical theater which will be presented are: Kabuki and Noh of Japan,  Zarzuela of Spain and Latin America, American Gay Musical Theatre in the United States.  The three presentations will be followed by a general discussion forum for audience members to ask questions and to discuss points and issues raised in the presentations.

Music librarians are given the responsibility not only of keeping up-to-date with developments in the library profession, but they also have the additional responsibility of maintaining a working knowledge of music and musical performance as found in existing and developing formats and diverse manifestations. Those librarians who are charged with building collections and providing services that must address the ever-widening cultural needs of their patrons and communities will find this session to be engaging and informative for providing a better understanding of these diverse genres of musical theater and providing a forum for discussion.

Zarzuelas, revistas y cine: Lyric Theater as Cultural Spectacle in Latin America 
The zarzuela served as a popular conduit not just for musical entertainment, but also as a pulse point for cultural developments, events, and/or processes at a given moment in history. This paper explores the cultural functions and meanings of the zarzuela as it transitions from the stage to the silver screen.

Stonewall and the American Musical Theatre: A Retrospective Look at LGBT Musicals, 1969-2019
Beginning with the first openly gay character in an American musical show, and looking at the first openly gay show and a few other "firsts," this paper examines the development of LGBT musical theatre in America from Stonewall, through the AIDS crisis, and into the present.  This presentation will also look at a few of the conventions of traditional musical theatre and how they were adapted to the LGBT stage.

What to Noh about Kabuki: Traditional Musical Theatre Forms in Japan 
Japan is a place that embraces old and new.  While Pokémon and cosplay have become internationally known among younger generations of the world, the traditional performing arts such as Noh and Kabuki still enjoy enduring popularity among a wide range of audiences in Japan. This presentation will introduce their unique history and characteristic differences between Noh and Kabuki while offering practical information help audiences enjoy these styles as intended.

Speakers
JA

Jacqueline Avila

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
FF

Frank Ferko

Stanford University
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Nobue Matsuoka

Music/Performing Arts Librarian, American University


Thursday February 21, 2019 12:30pm - 1:55pm
Grand Ballroom D
  • Streaming No
  • Seating Theater
  • Sponsor Diversity Committee; Musical Theatre Interest Group
  • Shared Notes Doc https://goo.gl/Hw4sgW

12:30pm

Not Just Free Textbooks: Open Education Resources as a Social Justice Issue
Limited Capacity seats available

Shared Notes for this Session:  https://goo.gl/x6CmUo

Open Education Resources (OER) seem like the ultimate buzzword in higher education today. Faculty, librarians, administrators, and even politicians have been engaged in conversations about the benefits of OER. In 2017 alone, 28 states introduced 70 pieces of legislation related to OER adoption. Yet, questions about OER persist: how do they benefit students? do these benefits warrant adoption? can OER provide a meaningful learning experience for students? does OER matter for music?

This session will go beyond basics, presenting attendees with an opportunity to hear faculty and students testimonials about the impact OER have had in their classrooms. Participants will leave with a new understanding of OER as a tool for social justice aimed at education access. Recent initiatives in the state have created a statewide initiative for OER adoption across all U-M campuses. At the time of the submission, I have been in touch with Steven Graham, Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs for the University of Missouri system and he has generously offered to help me identify presenters from St. Louis or the surrounding areas to discuss their local efforts. UPDATE: J. Andy Goodman, Associate Provost for Professional Development and Director, Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Missouri - St. Louis will be joining us for this session!

By requesting a longer presentation slot, this session seeks to add an opportunity for attendees to learn from faculty using OER and brainstorm ways they can engage their faculty with OER in music and other arts disciplines and help the community develop more high-quality OER in the arts. A focus on reaching the broadest student community has left many areas of the arts and humanities underserved; participants will be encouraged to think boldly about how to close the OER gap in music and what areas to address as a priority. The goal is for members to leave the session to reflect further about how open education can improve access to the arts for vulnerable communities and enrich student learning experiences and build coalitions within our organization and their own institutions to help make it happen.

Speakers
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Emily Cox

Scholarly Resources Librarian: Humanities, University of Texas, San Antonio
Emily Cox is the Scholarly Resources Librarian for Humanities at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She works extensively with students and faculty in Philosophy, Classics, and Music.
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Kathleen Delaurenti

Head Librarian, The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
OpenEd, OpenMusic, copyright nerd, and aspiring rabblerouser. I'm particularly interested in talking with attendees who are working on OER in the humanities (especially the fine and performing arts) and those grappling with the wonderful world of fair use and open :)


Thursday February 21, 2019 12:30pm - 1:55pm
Grand Ballroom ABC

1:00pm

Black Music Collections Interest Group
Limited Capacity filling up

Thursday February 21, 2019 1:00pm - 1:55pm
Frisco/Burlington Route
  • Seating Conference

1:00pm

Investments Subcommittee Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
JW

Janelle West

University of North Texas


Thursday February 21, 2019 1:00pm - 1:55pm
Conductor Room
  • Seating Conference

1:00pm

Common Threads: Music Information Literacy as Community Practice
Limited Capacity seats available

Shared notes for this session: https://goo.gl/EMvM3G

The 2016 adoption of the “Framework for Information Literacy” by ACRL signaled an important shift from standards-based skills and specific resource types to that of practice-oriented threshold concepts situated in social context. In addition to providing a more holistic way of orienting students to research, the information literacy frames also have the potential to include librarians from all parts of the library ecosystem – beyond those who traditionally have come from instruction or public services roles. Viewing the information literacy frames as common threads has the potential to engage conversations at the intersections of various library roles, strengthening our shared values as a community of practice.

Music librarians have long recognized the discipline-specific components of information literacy, and that history provides a foundation to consider new opportunities to expand the frames beyond text-based ways of knowing. The MLA Instruction Subcommittee formed a Framework Working Group in 2017 to discuss ways to expand the understanding of music information literacy and to explore how MLA might respond to the ACRL Framework document. The working group plans to develop a stance on the Framework using survey data; a literature review; examples of other discipline-based responses to the Framework; and conversation about the distinctive social contexts of the discipline, including performance and composition.

Presentation files (Newcomer portion): https://hcommons.org/deposits/item/hc:23259/
Nara Newcomer will discuss instruction-related intersections between technical services and public services, including aspects of the catalog and teaching through search strategy and music discovery. Andi Beckendorf will summarize the conversations of the Framework Working Group and introduce plans for an MLA response to the ACRL Framework document. Presenters will consider how to bring the audience into conversation during the session.

Speakers
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Andi Beckendorf

Research & Instruction, Music Liaison Librarian, Luther College
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Nara Newcomer

Head, Music/Media Library, University of Missouri-Kansas City


Thursday February 21, 2019 1:00pm - 1:55pm
Grand Ballroom EF
  • Streaming Yes
  • Seating Theater
  • Sponsor Instruction Committee; Cataloging and Metadata Committee
  • Shared Notes Doc https://goo.gl/EMvM3G

1:00pm

Vocabularies Subcommittee Meeting
Limited Capacity filling up

Open business meeting of the Vocabularies Subcommittee (VS) of the Cataloging and Metadata Committee (CMC). VS is chiefly focused on matters connected to the development and revision of vocabularies (such as LCMPT and LCGFT) related to description and access for music resources. 

Speakers
RB

Rebecca Belford

Oberlin College
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Tracey Snyder

Music Catalog and Instruction Librarian, Cornell University
Tracey Snyder is Music Catalog and Instruction Librarian at Cornell University’s Sidney Cox Library of Music and Dance, where she selects and catalogs music A/V materials and gives library instruction sessions for courses in the music department. Currently, she serves as the Chair... Read More →


Thursday February 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:25pm
New York Central/Illinois Central
  • Seating Conference for 20, remaining chairs around perimeter

2:00pm

Break
Limited Capacity seats available

Thursday February 21, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Midway West

2:30pm

Music Industry & Arts Management Interest Group
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
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Veronica Wells

University of the Pacific


Thursday February 21, 2019 2:30pm - 2:55pm
Conductor Room
  • Seating Conference

2:30pm

Sheet Music Interest Group
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
JW

Jennifer Wochner

Music Librarian for Audio and Digital Services, University of South Carolina


Thursday February 21, 2019 2:30pm - 3:25pm
New York Central/Illinois Central
  • Seating Conference

2:30pm

Publications Committee Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
LV

Liza Vick

University of Pennsylvania


Thursday February 21, 2019 2:30pm - 3:55pm
Frisco/Burlington Route
  • Seating Conference

2:30pm

A Spectrum of Music, or the Question of Diversity in our Collections
Limited Capacity seats available

Shared notes for this session: https://goo.gl/zTTERD

This session, featuring three speakers, presents a picture of the diversity reflected in our music collections as reflected in an analysis of Library of Congress name headings for composers of color and OCLC WorldCat’s holdings of musical compositions by people of color, an examination of the diversity reflected in collected works editions and monuments of music, and the diversity-related parameters in music score approval plans for libraries. Michael Duffy will present a study of composers listed in a crowdsourced database of composers of color coordinated by composer Rob Deemer, identifying the corresponding Library of Congress name headings as applicable, and noting how many bibliographic records for scores are listed, and how many libraries hold the most widely-held score upon searching their names in WorldCat. Amy Edmonds will present a study of collected works of composers, noting holdings in libraries and highlighting the underrepresentation of the collected works of composers of color and women composers. Stephanie Bonjack will discuss approval plans by major music score vendors and the degree to which these plans take into account composers from underrepresented groups.

Speakers
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Stephanie Bonjack

Head, Howard B. Waltz Music Library, University of Colorado Boulder
AE

Amy Edmonds

Ball State University
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Michael Duffy IV

Fine Arts Librarian, Western Michigan University
Library faculty liaison to the Gwen Frostic School of Art, the Department of Dance, the School of Music, and the Department of Theatre at Western Michigan University. My research agenda includes studying information literacy instruction in the performing arts, including applications... Read More →


Thursday February 21, 2019 2:30pm - 3:55pm
Grand Ballroom EF
  • Streaming Yes
  • Seating Theater
  • Sponsor Resource Sharing and Collection Development Committee
  • Shared Notes Doc https://goo.gl/zTTERD

2:30pm

Get Involved
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
LH

Lisa Hooper

Tulane University


Thursday February 21, 2019 2:30pm - 3:55pm
Regency Ballroom AB
  • Streaming No
  • Seating Banquet

2:30pm

Start Local, Broadcast Global: Building Connections with Local Music Collections
Limited Capacity seats available

Shared notes for this session: https://goo.gl/BsZf9a

Local music collections inform national histories, represent the musical diversity of our communities, and provide evidence of musical and social developments. This presentation discusses efforts to connect local music collections beyond the walls of the library – through outreach, marketing, research, and online platforms - and invites consideration of their significance to regional, national and international audiences.
 
Sara Outhier (University of North Texas) discusses the Local / Independent Music Initiative of Texas (LIMIT), an ongoing initiative to collect, preserve, and provide access to music that originates from Texas with an emphasis on music from the Dallas-Fort Worth-Denton metropolitan area. LIMIT brings together Texas music from all genres and time periods, both commercially released and unreleased. Now entering its third year, LIMIT is transitioning from the exploratory phase to actively seeking donors and collaborators. This presentation will focus on methods for connecting with donors and the local community through marketing, outreach, and programming and the next steps for LIMIT.
 
Sean Luyk (University of Alberta) provides an overview of current research from the Sounds of Home local music research project, including a summary and analysis of the findings of an online questionnaire distributed in 2018, initial findings from interviews conducted with local music collectors, and current experimentation with geovisualization methods to map local music collections (this portion of the presentation completed by Carolyn Doi and Sara Rutley, University of Saskatchewan).

Speakers
SR

Sarah Rutley

Data, GIS & Government Publications Librarian, University of Saskatchewan
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Sean Luyk

Web & Discovery Services Librarian, University of Alberta
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Sara Outhier

Music Librarian for Digital & Audio Services, University of North Texas
Sara Outhier is the Music Librarian for Digital and Audio Services at the University of North Texas. She is the curator of the Local / Independent Music Initiative of Texas, and she is responsible for digital project planning and design and audiovisual collection development and management... Read More →
CD

Carolyn Doi

University of Saskatchewan



Thursday February 21, 2019 2:30pm - 3:55pm
Grand Ballroom D

2:30pm

We Here. Now What? : Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Music Technical Spaces
Limited Capacity seats available

Shared Notes for this Session:  https://goo.gl/6afvey

"Why do diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) matter in music library technical spaces? What challenges do technical services librarians face when working to incorporate DEI strategies in their work? Building on the momentum created by advocacy groups for library workers of color such as We Here, this session will cover the importance of defining, clarifying, and prioritizing these values within library technical spaces, with an emphasis on the recruitment and retention of library workers from marginalized communities. Topics covered will include identifying strategic hiring and mentoring plans that grow a more diverse workforce, creating a path for advancement and leadership within various stages of librarianship, and resisting the devaluation of labor identified as “behind-the-scenes” work.

The session will be formatted with panelist presentations (including Q&A) in the first 55 minutes to provide a foundation for conversations and discussions in the second half of the session. Guided small-group discussions during the final 30 minutes will focus on identifying DEI issues in music library technical spaces and developing a plan of action for addressing them. With panelists’ recommendations in mind, participants will work in small groups to create a list of strategies for enacting change and promoting DEI in music library technical spaces and the broader libraries that we serve. The intended outcome of this World Cafe session is to create a space for dialogue and action to dismantle and transform policies, structures, and biases in library technical spaces and in the field of music librarianship."

Speakers
avatar for Monica  Figueroa

Monica Figueroa

Music Cataloging Librarian, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
pronouns: she | her | hers ; music cataloging librarian at UNC-CH; always thinking about/considering social justice, equity, and inclusion (in all spaces/places, not just libraries) ; I
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Rahni Kennedy

Southern Methodist University
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Treshani Perera

Music and Fine Arts Cataloging Librarian, University of Kentucky
Professional interests in Music and Art Cataloging, Arts in Digital Humanities, Archival Digital Collections, Metadata Management, Audio-visual Archiving, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in LIS.
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Sandy Rodriguez

Assistant Dean of Special Collections & Archives, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Sandy Rodriguez is Assistant Dean of Special Collections & Archives at the University of Missouri--Kansas City. She currently serves as co-facilitator of the DLF Working Group on Labor in Digital Libraries, Archives, and Museums and Co-Principal Investigator for "Collective Responsibility... Read More →


Thursday February 21, 2019 2:30pm - 3:55pm
Grand Ballroom ABC

3:00pm

Paraprofessional Interest Group
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
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Terry Lewis

Head, Music & Media, California State University Fresno


Thursday February 21, 2019 3:00pm - 3:55pm
Conductor Room

3:30pm

Encoding Standards Subcommittee Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Open business meeting of the Encoding Standards Subcommittee (ESS) of the Cataloging and Metadata Committee (CMC). ESS is chiefly focused on matters connected to the development and revision of encoding standards (such as MARC) related to description and access for music resources.

Speakers
avatar for James Soe Nyun

James Soe Nyun

Head, Music & Media Metadata, University of California, San Diego
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Tracey Snyder

Music Catalog and Instruction Librarian, Cornell University
Tracey Snyder is Music Catalog and Instruction Librarian at Cornell University’s Sidney Cox Library of Music and Dance, where she selects and catalogs music A/V materials and gives library instruction sessions for courses in the music department. Currently, she serves as the Chair... Read More →


Thursday February 21, 2019 3:30pm - 4:55pm
New York Central/Illinois Central
  • Seating Conference for 20, remaining chairs around perimeter

4:00pm

Contemporary Music Interest Group
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
CL

Carol Lubkowski

Wellesley College


Thursday February 21, 2019 4:00pm - 4:55pm
Conductor Room
  • Seating Conference

4:00pm

Destroy Music Libraries, Free Music Librarians: A Discussion of Professional Ethics and Actions
Limited Capacity filling up

Shared Notes for this Session: https://goo.gl/t6gdy2

If you were invested in ensuring that music librarianship did not continue as a profession, what would you do to ensure it ended?

How are we contributing to these actions today?


How do we transform these realizations into positive, concrete actions to support our profession?


Join us for a discussion aimed at helping attendees identify ways to strengthen the music librarian profession. As positions go unfilled or expand to include multiple job duties, and branch libraries are closed or collapsed, the profession (and the MLA) shrinks. MLA has identified diversity and inclusion movements as part of its strategic vision to respond to internal and external challenges to the profession; it has also struggled to respond to a world changing outside of music and libraries. In a variety of settings in the last few years, members have had (in)formal discussions about the challenges the profession faces and shared concerns about its future. Yet, these discussions have not provided opportunities to engage with these issues openly across the membership of the association. There is a desire and a need for productive ways to engage MLA members from diverse backgrounds in a discussion that can spark ideas for action. 


A model first presented at the Open Education Conference in Anaheim, CA in 2017* inspires this session. TRIZ**, a Russian acronym for creative problem solving, will provide a framework that organizers of this session will employ to invite a playful discussion about pathways to destruction of music librarianship. Building on emerging ideas of failure analysis and “failing forward,” attendees will reflect on how destruction makes room for new ideas and new paths forward for our profession. 


Facilitators will provide a remote moderation and access in an attempt to make space for remote participation, and extensive notes from the discussion will be available asynchronously to both members of MLA and the wider public.


*Description of the model proposed in this session: https://blogs.ubc.ca/openeducationethics/2018/01/07/open-education-conference-2017/
**TRIZ description: http://www.liberatingstructures.com/6-making-space-with-triz/

Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Delaurenti

Kathleen Delaurenti

Head Librarian, The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
OpenEd, OpenMusic, copyright nerd, and aspiring rabblerouser. I'm particularly interested in talking with attendees who are working on OER in the humanities (especially the fine and performing arts) and those grappling with the wonderful world of fair use and open :)
avatar for Anne  Rhodes

Anne Rhodes

Yale University
avatar for Sandy Rodriguez

Sandy Rodriguez

Assistant Dean of Special Collections & Archives, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Sandy Rodriguez is Assistant Dean of Special Collections & Archives at the University of Missouri--Kansas City. She currently serves as co-facilitator of the DLF Working Group on Labor in Digital Libraries, Archives, and Museums and Co-Principal Investigator for "Collective Responsibility... Read More →
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Matthew Vest

Music Inquiry and Research Librarian, University of California, Los Angeles
Matthew Vest is the Lead for Outreach and the Music Inquiry and Research Librarian at UCLA. His research interests include change leadership in higher education, digital projects and publishing for music and the humanities, and composers working at the margins of the second Viennese... Read More →
RW

Ricky Williams

Chatham University


Thursday February 21, 2019 4:00pm - 5:25pm
Grand Ballroom ABC

5:00pm

MLA-MOUG Joint OCLC WMS System Interest Group
Limited Capacity seats available

Everyone using or interested in OCLC's WorldShare Management Services is welcome! First, Jay Holloway (OCLC) will remotely present on the latest with WMS and take questions. Then, we will have discussion time just among the attendees. Bring your questions and thoughts!

 


Speakers
avatar for Nara Newcomer

Nara Newcomer

Head, Music/Media Library, University of Missouri-Kansas City
PB

Patricia Brennan

Rhode Island College



Thursday February 21, 2019 5:00pm - 5:55pm
New York Central/Illinois Central
  • Seating Conference

5:00pm

Musical Theatre Interest Group
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
FF

Frank Ferko

Stanford University


Thursday February 21, 2019 5:00pm - 5:55pm
Conductor Room
  • Seating Conference

6:00pm

Alma Interest Group
Limited Capacity filling up

All Alma users are invited for a discussion on Alma functionality, in particular how Alma functions with music materials.  There may be some Alma Analytics and Primo discussion as well.  Feel free to share issues or tips/tricks.

Speakers
MC

Margaret Corby

Metadata Librarian, Kansas State University


Thursday February 21, 2019 6:00pm - 6:55pm
Conductor Room
  • Seating Conference

6:00pm

Blacklight Interest Group
Limited Capacity seats available

Session presentation: "Improving Targeted Discovery in Blacklight through a Use Case in Music," Charles Peters, Rachel Cohen, Michelle Hahn, Indiana University. Followed by questions and informal discussion concerning Blacklight implementation and its impact on discovering music materials in online catalogs.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Hahn

Michelle Hahn

Assistant Librarian, Sound Recordings Cataloger, Indiana University
Michelle Hahn is currently Assistant Librarian, Sound Recordings Cataloger at Indiana University, Bloomington. Prior to that, she was Music Catalog Librarian and Interim Music Librarian at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Michelle is Newsletter Editor for the Music... Read More →
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Chuck Peters

Head, Music Library Cataloging, Indiana University
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Darwin Scott

Mendel Music Librarian, Princeton University
Darwin Scott became Princeton University Library's Music Librarian in 2009 and attained the rank of senior librarian in 2016. He holds a Ph.D. in musicology and a Master's in Library Science from UCLA and is an active member of the Music Library Association, the International Association... Read More →


Thursday February 21, 2019 6:00pm - 6:55pm
Grand Ballroom ABC
  • Seating Banquet, Rounds of 10

6:00pm

Music Library Students and Emerging Professionals Interest Group
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
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Sarah Ward

Visiting Subject Liaison for Anthropology, Sociology, and Folklore, Indiana University
I am currently the Chair of MLStEP (Music Library Students and Emerging Professionals Group). I am also in my second year (of three) in the MLS/MA-Musicology program at IU.


Thursday February 21, 2019 6:00pm - 6:55pm
Frisco/Burlington Route
  • Seating Conference

7:00pm

Innovative Interfaces Interest Group
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a roundtable discussion on Innovative products, issues you're having, or great tips/tricks you've found! 

Speakers
HF

Heather Fisher

Metadata / Catalog Librarian, Saginaw Valley State University


Thursday February 21, 2019 7:00pm - 7:55pm
Grand Ballroom D
  • Seating Theater

7:00pm

SirsiDynix Interest Group
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Chuck Peters

Chuck Peters

Head, Music Library Cataloging, Indiana University


Thursday February 21, 2019 7:00pm - 7:55pm
Red Caps Room
  • Seating Conference

7:00pm

California Chapter (CCMLA) Meeting
Speakers
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Lindsay Hansen Brown

Music and Media Librarian, California State University Northridge


Thursday February 21, 2019 7:00pm - 7:55pm
Grand Hall Bar Area (Hotel Lobby)

7:00pm

Midwest Chapter (MWMLA) Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
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Katie Buehner

Head, Rita Benton Music Library, University of Iowa


Thursday February 21, 2019 7:00pm - 7:55pm
Grand Ballroom EF
  • Seating Theater

7:00pm

Pacific Northwest Chapter (PNWMLA) Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
HN

Hollis Near

Cornish College of the Arts


Thursday February 21, 2019 7:00pm - 7:55pm
New York Central/Illinois Central
  • Seating Conference

7:00pm

Southeast Chapter (SEMLA) Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
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Sara Fay

Florida State University


Thursday February 21, 2019 7:00pm - 7:55pm
Wabash Cannonball
  • Seating Conference

7:00pm

Texas Chapter (TMLA) Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
CC

Clayton Crenshaw

Music Liaison Librarian, Baylor University


Thursday February 21, 2019 7:00pm - 7:55pm
Conductor Room
  • Seating Conference

8:00pm

Big Band Rehearsal
Thursday February 21, 2019 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Grand Ballroom F
 
Friday, February 22
 

7:00am

Quiet Room
The quiet room is available to all conference attendees. This space is intended for quiet study or work time, and to give attendees an opportunity to spend time away from conference activities. This room is not available for meetings.

Friday February 22, 2019 7:00am - 10:00pm
Switchman Room
  • Seating Conference

7:30am

Alexander Street's Customer Appreciation Breakfast
Limited Capacity seats available

Please join us for Alexander Street's Customer Appreciation Breakfast at MLA. The breakfast will conclude in time for you to attend the first sessions.

This year’s breakfast will feature:
  • Latest developments of the Open Music Library
  • A simplified view of our audio, scores, video, dance, and primary source collections to support research
  • Content updates to new and existing collections

All breakfast attendees will be entered to win a free year of access to all ProQuest music and dance collections in Music and Dance Online and Music Periodicals Database. The winner will be announced at the breakfast, and you must be present to win.

*Registration is required, please register here: https://mla_breakfast.eventbrite.com 

Friday February 22, 2019 7:30am - 8:55am
Regency Ballroom C
  • Seating Banquet

7:30am

James Adrian Board Meeting *This is a closed meeting*
Limited Capacity seats available

*This is a closed session*

Friday February 22, 2019 7:30am - 9:30am
Red Caps Room

8:00am

9:00am

Plenary II: Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Workforce--Considerations for MLA
Limited Capacity seats available

Shared notes for this session: https://goo.gl/5rVh6m

MLA has made herculean efforts in the last ten years to review and address deficits in its membership, namely as it relates to ethnic and racially diverse members. Through the endeavors of the Organization’s Membership and Administration, efforts such as the ARL/MLA DII Fellowship and MLA’s Diversity Scholarship have resulted in a renaissance in the Organization’s makeup. Yet, as an organization, fellowships and scholarships--a great first step--cannot be a stopping point to the work. Knowing the impact diversity initiatives have had on our Organization, how do we--as members of MLA--manifest these efforts at our home institutions? Specifically, how can Our membership positively influence the recruitment and retention practices of music archives and libraries?

Recruitment and retention of music LIS personnel are not mutually exclusive, and our membership must advocate beyond MLA for diversity amongst our collegial makeup. While we have proven our commitment to promoting diversity in our field, research indicates that we each bring our personal experiences and cultural histories into the hiring and employment process. Research additionally indicates that in order to retain diverse colleagues, libraries and archives must work to ensure a collegial and intellectually stimulating environment for new hires. This plenary session will address this quandary by examining research-informed best practices for forming diverse search committees and removing implicit bias from search committees. Moreover, this session will provide insights on retaining a diverse workforce (e.g., mentoring, discouraging exceptionalism).

Speakers
avatar for Denise DeCou

Denise DeCou

Washington University
Denise DeCou is the director of Diversity and Inclusion, Content Development and Program delivery for Washington University in St. Louis.  In her role, Ms. DeCou developed curriculum designed to engage staff and faculty primarily, and students in becoming more aware, more understanding... Read More →
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Sara Outhier

Music Librarian for Digital & Audio Services, University of North Texas
Sara Outhier is the Music Librarian for Digital and Audio Services at the University of North Texas. She is the curator of the Local / Independent Music Initiative of Texas, and she is responsible for digital project planning and design and audiovisual collection development and management... Read More →
VP

Vincent Pelote

Rutgers University Institute of Jazz Studies
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Mark Puente

Director of Diversity and Leadership Programs, Association of Research Libraries
-- Program Director for the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program -- Director, ARL Leadership Symposium -- Faculty for ARL Leadership Fellows Program -- ARL representative to the Nexus LAB: Leading Across Boundaries project advisory board -- Alumnus of the Minnesota Institute for Early Career Librarians... Read More →
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Holling Smith-Borne

Director, Wilson Music Library, Vanderbilt University
Directing Libraries; music librarianship; working with transgender students | Holling Smith-Borne has been the Director of the Anne Potter Wilson Music Library at Vanderbilt University since 2006. Previously, he was the Coordinator of the music library at DePauw University in Greencastle... Read More →


Friday February 22, 2019 9:00am - 10:25am
Grand Ballroom EF

9:00am

Exhibits Open; Silent Auction Open; Resume Review and Placement Service Open
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday February 22, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Midway West
  • Seating Exhibit Tables

10:30am

Break
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday February 22, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am
Midway West

10:30am

NACO/SACO/BIBCO Funnels Meeting
Limited Capacity filling up

Open meeting of the three music-specific Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) funnels sponsored by the Cataloging and Metadata Committee (CMC). These are the NACO-Music Project, the SACO Music Funnel, and the BIBCO Music Funnel.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Blair

Linda Blair

Head of Cataloging, Eastman School of Music
avatar for Nancy Lorimer

Nancy Lorimer

Head, Metadata Dept, Stanford University
Nancy Lorimer is Head of the Metadata Department at Stanford University, where she oversees original metadata creation, data control, and e-resources, and participates in linked data projects and planning. She is active in the Linked Data for Production (LD4P) Project, which aims... Read More →
MS

Mark Scharff

Washington University of St. Louis
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Tracey Snyder

Music Catalog and Instruction Librarian, Cornell University
Tracey Snyder is Music Catalog and Instruction Librarian at Cornell University’s Sidney Cox Library of Music and Dance, where she selects and catalogs music A/V materials and gives library instruction sessions for courses in the music department. Currently, she serves as the Chair... Read More →


Friday February 22, 2019 10:30am - 11:55am
New York Central/Illinois Central
  • Seating Conference

10:30am

Are Infographics Worth It? An Assessment of Embedded Infographics in LibGuides
To a librarian, infographics seem like the perfect tool to disseminate information. Infographics are particularly effective at cutting through the clutter to communicate with audiences, draw the attention of students, and make concepts more digestible in a quick and straightforward way. But do students think so? More importantly, is it worth the time to create infographics if students don’t find them accessible?  

A survey will be distributed to music students at DePauw University (Greencastle, IN) in order to better understand how undergraduate students view infographics embedded in LibGuides. “Do infographics break up the text?” and “Is the information easier to find?” are examples of questions that will be presented. In this poster session, I will present the study results and lead an open discussion about my findings.

Speakers
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Z. Sylvia Yang

Music and Performing Arts Librarian, DePauw University


Friday February 22, 2019 10:30am - 12:20pm
Midway West

10:30am

C2M2: Creating a Better Film Music Archival Record
There are some frequent question that arise at conferences between scholars of film, television, and video game music: “I wonder where those scores are?” Or, “Where did you find that score?” Or maybe even, “I really want to work on a film, but I can’t find any archival material.” For many scholars, critical analysis of film and media music is stymied by a lack of manuscript and archival materials, and ear transcriptions can only achieve so much. And while numerous composers have deposited their papers at libraries and archives across the globe, the problem remains that finding them is sometimes reliant on stumbling upon a citation in a book or article or relying on word of mouth. Complicating matters further is that archivists and scholars are debating the construction of a robust archival record for the field right as we reach the point where most composers work in almost exclusively digital environments.

As a beginning to address this problem for researchers, I have begun a project called the Collections of Cinema and Media Music (or C2M2), which aims to be a database of locations for archival materials. I have spent the past few years designing a metadata schema, database structure, and working with a programmer to create a working site that, when finished, will people to crowdsource metadata for inclusion in the site. I am proposing a poster session in order to spark discussion about the project, locations of collections that can be included, and build awareness for it.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Harris

Michael Harris

Research and Instructional Services Librarian, Univesity of Memphis
instruction, archives, film music


Friday February 22, 2019 10:30am - 12:20pm
Midway West

10:30am

Cataloging and Metadata for Diversity and Inclusion
An emerging research area within the field of librarianship examines implicit bias in metadata and cataloging vocabularies. This bias assumes a Western education and perspectives that are not universally shared. It also extends to music cataloging vocabularies, which richly describe Western classical music with a level of granularity not shared by other musics. This poster will draw on the work of leaders in the field to visualize what’s been done with other subjects and to suggest possible paths to honoring non-classical musical traditions and the communities that generate them. I hope it will stimulate a rich discussion of strategies for change.

Speakers
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Clara Burns

Music Copy Cataloger & Processing Lead, University of Colorado Boulder


Friday February 22, 2019 10:30am - 12:20pm
Midway West

10:30am

How Students’ Information Literacy Skills Change Over Time: A Longitudinal Study
How do students’ information literacy skills change over the course of their undergraduate education? We assume or at least hope they will improve. But do they? And if so, by how much? At the University of the Pacific, we are using the SAILS (Standardized Assessment of Information Literacy Skills) Test to assess undergraduate students’ information literacy skills and to see how they have changed over time. The SAILS Test is a multiple-choice test that has been used by more than 200 universities across the world. According to their website, the SAILS Test can “determine how well your students can navigate the complex world of information” and can “identify strengths and weaknesses of your students' information literacy skills.” Librarians at Pacific administered the test to the same group of first year students in 2014-2015 and as seniors in 2017-2018. I presented the initial results, including data about first-year students, at the 2016 MLA national meeting. This presentation will be a follow-up with recent data from senior students. In addition to discovering how students’ skills have changed over time, the data will be disaggregated based on demographics, including major, gender, ethnicity, transfer status, and nationality, which will speak to the conference theme of diversity and inclusion. I will also discuss the ways in which we plan to use the data to further improve our students’ information literacy skills.

Speakers
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Veronica Wells

University of the Pacific


Friday February 22, 2019 10:30am - 12:20pm
Midway West

10:30am

Mentoring Novice Manuscript Editors
A music technology/composition professor and a music librarian/musicologist mentored a small team of undergraduates in a summer 2017 research project that involved editing music manuscripts held at the Library of Congress. The music was composed by Mannheim cellist and conductor Peter Ritter (1763-1846).  During the ten weeks of the project, five students inspected manuscripts and selected particular scores to transcribe and edit for modern performance. Edited scores and parts were converted to PDF files and uploaded to International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP) for world-wide open-access, and  selections of chamber music were publicly performed at a summer’s end celebration of student research. 2nd- and 3rd-year Music majors with little or no background in editing learned to use notation software, decipher musical handwriting from an earlier period, investigate related biographical and historical matters, learn about performance practices, plan a short concert, coach performers, exhibit personal research processes and findings, and make meaningful contributions to a major digital repository.  

Speakers
SG

Steve Gerber

George Mason University


Friday February 22, 2019 10:30am - 12:20pm
Midway West

10:30am

Open Access Archives in the Music Classroom: Examining Primary Sources and Information Privilege
The Performing Arts Librarian at Chapman University incorporated open access archives into his Music Information Literacy course in order to accomplish several learning objectives: a) introducing students to using primary sources like music manuscripts and correspondence; b) creating an opportunity to discuss information privilege; and c) introducing students to open access resources that provide opportunity for anyone to participate in music scholarship regardless of location or institutional affiliation (or lack thereof). This discussion takes inspiration from the “Information Has Value” frame from the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, specifically related to the knowledge practice to “recognize issues of access or lack of access to information sources” and the disposition to “examine their own information privilege.” In class, students discover digital archives such as universities’ institutional repositories and open access digitized archival collections (including Chapman’s own), digital archives through other organizations (e.g., Library of Congress, Beethoven-Haus), and portals to find these collections, such as Digital Resources for Musicology and the Open Music Library. Students then complete an assignment outside of class in which they engage with and describe digital archival materials. This poster will provide a method by which music librarians can discover new methods to incorporate primary sources into music information literacy instruction, as well as engage with the ACRL Framework’s concept of analyzing information privilege.  

Speakers
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Taylor Greene

Chapman University


Friday February 22, 2019 10:30am - 12:20pm
Midway West

10:30am

ReSounding the Archives: a Cross-institutional Project to Bring New Modes of Access to WWI Sheet Music
This poster will present the results of a cross-institutional project, Resounding the Archives, funded by a state grant to encourage collaboration among its research universities. The project aims to make World War I era music more accessible by working across institutions to digitize archival sheet music, perform, record, and present these materials. In partnership with two other schools, we used this grant as an opportunity to involve students in three aspects of providing enhanced accessibility for non-musicians to interrogate the past through musical artifacts.

At our institution, an undergraduate music seminar enabled students with different levels of facility with notated music to develop a research project around a piece of sheet music from our World War I archival collection. Students at another school used digital surrogates to prepare a public performance and to record the pieces. Other collaborators, using expertise from a recent exhibition, developed a multimedia website to present the public-domain images, transcriptions, and recordings for public use. All three schools collaborated on a symposium to bring the project together.

The poster will describe the scope of the grant, the design of the class, and our involvement as collaborators.

Speakers
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Winston Barham

Collections Management Librarian, University of Virginia
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Abby Flanigan

Research Librarian for Music and Performing Arts, University of Virginia


Friday February 22, 2019 10:30am - 12:20pm
Midway West

10:30am

RidIM Database: Open Access, Crowd Sourced
Association RIdIM promotes the study of visual representations of music and other performing arts. Among recent foci for the Association is the assertion that “One of the most distinctive features of any cultural, social and/or political movement is its soundtrack—to the point where the music and its associated iconography may outlive the message for later generations.” Consequently, the RIdIM database is an important research tool with the potential for relevance in the realm of scholarly and cultural conversations around issues of inequality, race, political power, and repression specifically because its content is crowd-sourced. Individuals from anywhere in the world can request cataloging credentials and contribute images. Furthermore, the content cataloged in the RIdIM database is freely accessible. This combination of open access and crowd-sourcing allows for the database content to be strengthened in the areas its researchers and contributors seek most. In short, the database may be shaped to represent those who catalog works within it. This poster session will offer up images already cataloged within the database while fostering dialogue about those images not yet cataloged—perhaps not even known about—and seeking input on how we can make this tool broader and more inclusive. We’ll have laptops on hand and RIdIM editors ready to demonstrate the basics of entering a record. We’ll also be ready to answer questions and demonstrate features of the web interface. Though we prefer the use of WiFi, we will come ready with personal hotspots as a backup to support basic web cataloging in the database.  

Speakers
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Alan Green

Ohio State University
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Michael Duffy IV

Fine Arts Librarian, Western Michigan University
Library faculty liaison to the Gwen Frostic School of Art, the Department of Dance, the School of Music, and the Department of Theatre at Western Michigan University. My research agenda includes studying information literacy instruction in the performing arts, including applications... Read More →
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Jarod Ogier

Circulation & Media Services Supervisor, Ohio State University


Friday February 22, 2019 10:30am - 12:20pm
Midway West

10:30am

Satellite Librarians: Reaching Out to Those Who Never Walk In
In an effort to expand awareness of the library services and resources, I have been traveling to the music building and the Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) weekly. By placing myself on-site, we have increased the impact of the library (especially at the ACM, where many students never set foot on the main campus). Additionally, we have seen increased interaction among the faculty in terms of library instruction, requests for materials, and embedded librarianship to the online classroom. My poster will provide feedback on the program as well as best practices for those who wish to try it themselves.

Speakers

Friday February 22, 2019 10:30am - 12:20pm
Midway West

10:30am

The Public Library Music Specialist Survey Results
The Public Libraries Committee seeks to promote and encourage public librarian participation in MLA. To that end, in January 2018 the committee surveyed music specialists working in U.S. public libraries. The 10-question survey was sent via public library-focused listservs. 100 responses provide insight into the state of music specialists around the country. For example, 55% of the responding public libraries employ at least one music specialist. Specialists’ top music-related duties include collection development, reference, and programming. Most requested MLA support is for outreach and/or promotion of music materials, maintenance of music materials, and creation/expansion of music programming. This poster will encapsulate the survey results, analysis, and strategies for engaging non-MLA members.

Speakers
JH

Julie Hanify

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh;


Friday February 22, 2019 10:30am - 12:20pm
Midway West

10:30am

Use vs. Request, Relatively: Using Circulation and ILL Data to Inform Subsection-level Collection Development in Emory Libraries’ Music Collection
This poster presents findings about relative past circulation and interlibrary loan (ILL) requesting that can be used to address future collecting decision for books and scores in Emory’s music collection. Circulation data was used to determine how LC subsections have circulated in the past relative to all music books and scores, and ILL data consulted to determine what subsections have had the most requests, using the assessment tools Percentage of Expected Use (PEU) and Ratio of Borrowing to Holdings (RBH). Other circulation assessments were made regarding books’ and scores’ size and year of purchase. The results show that some LC subsections receive relative high use and low ILL requests (suggesting we collect well in those areas), while others receive relative high use and high ILL requests (suggesting these sections could use more collection attention, despite being popular). One subsection has relatively average circulation but high ILL requesting, suggesting it needs more collection attention. Additional findings include: books need around 5–6 years on the shelf to reach average circulation (which has implications for offsite storage) and scores circulation statistics were artificially inflated during certain acquisition years because of faulty workflows.

Speakers
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Peter Shirts

Emory University


Friday February 22, 2019 10:30am - 12:20pm
Midway West

10:30am

“Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing”: A Collaboration Between the University and the Elementary School
The song “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing,” written by James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamond Johnson at the turn of the twentieth century, is often known today as the Black National Anthem and is sung in schools, churches, and civic settings throughout the United States. It is the school song of the Edgewood Magnet School in New Haven, Connecticut, a kindergarten through eighth grade school with special focus on the arts. Nearby Yale University Library houses primary source documents pertaining to the song in the papers of the lyricist James Weldon Johnson (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library) and the composer J. Rosamond Johnson (Irving S. Gilmore Music Library). Collaborating with educators at the school, librarians and archivists at the university have created an online exhibit of documents that illustrate the history of the song and the lives of its creators (a first draft is available to view at http://exhibits.library.yale.edu/exhibits/show/lift-every-voice). The exhibit helps teachers introduce the song in other areas as well, for instance in art or fashion. The poster session will cover details of the collaboration as a model of engagement between schools and universities and publicize the online availability of original documents pertaining to this important song.

Speakers
avatar for Suzanne  Lovejoy

Suzanne Lovejoy

Music Librarian for Reference and Instruction, Yale University
I am interested in reference, instruction, and special collections. Musically, classical, and popular (through the 1980s), especially piano music, ragtime, Cole Porter, Charles Ives, J.Rosamond Johnson, and Benny Goodman.


Friday February 22, 2019 10:30am - 12:20pm
Midway West

11:00am

Oral History Committee Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
TD

Therese Dickman

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville


Friday February 22, 2019 11:00am - 11:55am
Station Master Room
  • Seating Conference

11:00am

Music Research Data Management
Limited Capacity seats available

Shared notes for this session: https://goo.gl/kUSTrt

What is “research data” for music researchers and performers? How can music librarians develop their knowledge and skills to better meet the research data needs of their constituents, and contribute to the data-intensive turn in academia? This panel will explore the research data movement in libraries and its relevance to music librarians. Panelists will examine the diversity of music research from a data-oriented perspective, and provide examples of these data as drawn from case studies of various music research projects. We will discuss who creates the data, and how it is used, reused, shared, and discovered, as well as the types of music data appropriate for deposit in an institutional repository. Examples of topics covered will include personal archiving, institutional repository guidelines for data, ethical and intellectual property rights considerations, and the role of research data in music digital humanities projects. Attendees will gain an understanding of how music librarians can participate in research data services at their institutions, as well an understanding of the expertise they can contribute to data-related conversations.

Speakers
avatar for Francesca Giannetti

Francesca Giannetti

Digital Humanities Librarian, Rutgers University–New Brunswick
digital libraries, digital musicology, text analysis, running, cats
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Amy Jackson

Director of Instruction & Outreach, University of New Mexico
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Anna Kijas

Digital Scholarship Librarian, Boston College
MLA Fiscal Officer | Interests include digital humanities, musicology, bibliography, open access publishing, women & music, gender studies, race studies, social justice, visualization, encoding, open data.
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Sean Luyk

Web & Discovery Services Librarian, University of Alberta
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Jonathan Manton

Music Librarian for Digital and Access Services, Yale University


Friday February 22, 2019 11:00am - 11:55am
Grand Ballroom D
  • Streaming No
  • Seating Theater
  • Sponsor Emerging Technologies and Services Committee
  • Shared Notes Doc https://goo.gl/kUSTrt

11:00am

Out of Reach: ADA in the Music Library
Limited Capacity seats available

Shared notes for this session: https://goo.gl/aRA4KH

This session addresses our physical spaces and the ways they enable or inhibit the broad spectrum of patrons who use our libraries as well as the professionals who work there. Attendees should come away with a new set of eyes for ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) concerns and strategies for improving their patron and employee experiences.

Stephanie Bonjack will discuss the principles of Universal Design, an architecture and design philosophy that enables the broadest number of users to interact successfully with a space. Universal Design can be employed in facilities projects and upgrades to improve user experience and Stephanie will highlight some local examples from the University of Colorado Boulder. Michelle Hahn will discuss her experiences interacting with her workspace and workplace at Indiana University before and after she was struck by a car and seriously injured. She will address how ""accommodations"" aren't always very ""accommodating,"" even if they hold to the letter of the law. She will also discuss recent MLA conferences and how our organization and chapters can do more to prepare for all attendees. Katie Buehner will discuss the opening of a new music library facility at the University of Iowa and working with a campus group, the Hawkeye Accessibility Ambassadors, to identify ways in which the library could be more inclusive and supportive of individuals with disabilities. She will also discuss the complexity of implementing the recommendations, which required both external coordination and internal accountability.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Bonjack

Stephanie Bonjack

Head, Howard B. Waltz Music Library, University of Colorado Boulder
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Katie Buehner

Head, Rita Benton Music Library, University of Iowa
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Michelle Hahn

Assistant Librarian, Sound Recordings Cataloger, Indiana University
Michelle Hahn is currently Assistant Librarian, Sound Recordings Cataloger at Indiana University, Bloomington. Prior to that, she was Music Catalog Librarian and Interim Music Librarian at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Michelle is Newsletter Editor for the Music... Read More →


Friday February 22, 2019 11:00am - 11:55am
Grand Ballroom EF
  • Streaming Yes
  • Seating Theater
  • Sponsor Reference and Access Services Subcommittee
  • Shared Notes Doc https://goo.gl/aRA4KH

11:00am

Where Is the Music?: Exploring the Musical Landscape of Latin American Music
Limited Capacity seats available

Shared Notes for this Session: https://goo.gl/YCnsa8

Founded in 1961, the Latin American Music Center (LAMC) has been promoting and disseminating Latin American music. The library and collections of the center are world-renowned and serve to support the academic mission at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, as well as an international constituency. Services provided by the Center, such as concerts, lectures, festivals, and competitions, depend upon the materials within the Center’s library and archives. Specific needs for content-delivery have dictated the cataloging approaches for these materials. In the past, it has been difficult to provide access for researchers inquiring about composers’ heritage, repertoire, instrumentation, subjects, and genres.

From acquiring to cataloging to finding and delivering, we will address some of the peculiarities inherent in the broad diversity of Latin American music collections and its constituents. Through the creation and development of the Latin American Composers Project (providing access through nationalities), the LAMC Perusal Library (preserving heritage, unique materials and opportunities for repatriation), and an exploration of Latin American controlled vocabularies, we will show how we are approaching the needs of our diverse constituency.


Speakers
EB

Emily Baumgart

Indiana University
ED

Emma Dederick

Indiana University
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Chuck Peters

Head, Music Library Cataloging, Indiana University


Friday February 22, 2019 11:00am - 11:55am
Grand Ballroom ABC
  • Streaming No
  • Seating Theater
  • Sponsor Technical Services Interest Group
  • Shared Notes Doc https://goo.gl/YCnsa8

12:00pm

American Music Interest Group
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
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Sarah Dorsey

Music and Dance Librarian, University of North Carolina, Greensboro


Friday February 22, 2019 12:00pm - 12:55pm
Frisco/Burlington Route
  • Seating Conference

12:00pm

Reference Sources Subcommittee Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
DA

Donna Arnold

University of North Texas


Friday February 22, 2019 12:00pm - 12:55pm
Station Master Room
  • Seating Conference

12:00pm

Notes luncheon *by invitation only*
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
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Deborah Campana

Head, Oberlin Conservatory Library, Oberlin College


Friday February 22, 2019 12:00pm - 1:25pm
Link Room
  • Seating Conference

12:00pm

RILM Luncheon *RSVP required*
Limited Capacity seats available

Harness the Power of RILM’s Fantastic Four: What Your Patrons Need to Know about RILM Resources in 2019

Friday February 22, 2019 12:00pm - 1:25pm
Regency Ballroom C
  • Seating Banquet

12:00pm

Legislation Committee Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
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Kyra Folk-Farber

University of California, Santa Barbara


Friday February 22, 2019 12:00pm - 1:25pm
Conductor Room
  • Seating Conference

12:30pm

Framework Working Group
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Andi  Beckendorf

Andi Beckendorf

Research & Instruction, Music Liaison Librarian, Luther College


Friday February 22, 2019 12:30pm - 12:55pm
New York Central/Illinois Central
  • Seating Conference

12:30pm

Second to None: Engaging Secondary Sources in the Music History Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Shared Notes for this Session: https://goo.gl/eLx1GF

Secondary sources – easily discoverable, easily accessible, and ubiquitous – are the most cited materials in undergraduate music research papers, projects, and presentations. Yet secondary sources are also the materials that undergraduates tend to use most inappropriately. Students often seem inexorably drawn to the most unsuitable materials – or else use “good” sources in the most unsuitable ways. The professional literature has tended to address this challenge by focusing on assessment, emphasizing that “Authority is Constructed and Contextual” (ACRL 2016). Yet students still struggle to define such authority, the criteria for its construction, the context in which it becomes meaningful, and its relevance to their own work.

This presentation proposes an alternative emphasis, based on Graff and Birkenstein’s They Say/I Say (2014). While assessment remains a critical part of the research process, the Graff and Birkenstein methodology focuses on the interaction between student and secondary source. This methodology has been examined in terms of general information literacy (cf. Deitering and Jameson 2008) but this presentation, illustrated by case studies from a music librarian’s work with a range of undergraduate courses, reveals why the approach is so uniquely consonant with music research. By de-centering the research process, this model prompts students towards robust, participatory engagement with secondary sources. Such engagement, in turn, can produce more diverse, compelling research

Speakers
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Patricia Puckett Sasser

Furman University


Friday February 22, 2019 12:30pm - 12:55pm
Grand Ballroom ABC

12:30pm

Malleable Metadata Models: Representation and Inclusion of Diverse Musical Content
Limited Capacity seats available

Shared notes for this session: https://goo.gl/uUVisf

In the world of library cataloging and metadata, the theoretical models and content standards used in resource description must accommodate a diverse body of materials, not just in terms of format (books, scores, recordings, etc.) but also in terms of the very nature of the intellectual or artistic content. Classical instrumental works, collaborative works with textual content, improvisations, adaptations, arrangements, events, field recordings, birdsongs… Library collections include all of these and more, necessitating cataloging guidelines and metadata structures that are inclusive of such diverse materials and responsive to the diverse user needs that accompany them. This session, sponsored by the Cataloging and Metadata Committee, will feature talks about modeling audiovisual content in BIBFRAME; extending BIBFRAME with elements from the Performed Music Ontology (PMO); and, working within FRBR/LRM and RDA to ensure suitable treatment of all sorts of music in the catalog.

Speakers
CH

Caitlin Hunter

Library of Congress
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Nancy Lorimer

Head, Metadata Dept, Stanford University
Nancy Lorimer is Head of the Metadata Department at Stanford University, where she oversees original metadata creation, data control, and e-resources, and participates in linked data projects and planning. She is active in the Linked Data for Production (LD4P) Project, which aims... Read More →
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Tracey Snyder

Music Catalog and Instruction Librarian, Cornell University
Tracey Snyder is Music Catalog and Instruction Librarian at Cornell University’s Sidney Cox Library of Music and Dance, where she selects and catalogs music A/V materials and gives library instruction sessions for courses in the music department. Currently, she serves as the Chair... Read More →


Friday February 22, 2019 12:30pm - 1:25pm
Grand Ballroom D
  • Streaming No
  • Seating Theater
  • Sponsor Cataloging and Metadata Committee
  • Shared Notes Doc https://goo.gl/uUVisf

12:30pm

Minimizing Microagression: How to Identify, Mitigate and Prevent Negative Bias
Limited Capacity seats available

Shared notes for this session: https://goo.gl/qtxx8T

This session brings together a panel of experts to address the topic of microagression. Microagressive behavior includes spoken, written, nonverbal, and environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative bias. Occurring in every day encounters, microaggressions have direct, long lasting, and hurtful impacts. This panel seeks to raise awareness of microagressive behaviors, explain how to identify them, and to help session attendees begin to develop a sense of responsibility and gauge an appropriate response.

Speakers
avatar for Sandy Rodriguez

Sandy Rodriguez

Assistant Dean of Special Collections & Archives, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Sandy Rodriguez is Assistant Dean of Special Collections & Archives at the University of Missouri--Kansas City. She currently serves as co-facilitator of the DLF Working Group on Labor in Digital Libraries, Archives, and Museums and Co-Principal Investigator for "Collective Responsibility... Read More →
VP

Vincent Pelote

Rutgers University Institute of Jazz Studies
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Patrick Sifuentes

Reference & Outreach Librarian, Brazosport College
JD

Joy Doan

Northwestern University
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Grace Haynes

Music Librarian, Michigan State University
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Greg MacAyeal

Curator of the Music Library, Northwestern University


Friday February 22, 2019 12:30pm - 1:25pm
Grand Ballroom EF

1:00pm

World Music Interest Group
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
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Alec McLane

Music Librarian/Director of the World Music Archives, Wesleyan University


Friday February 22, 2019 1:00pm - 1:55pm
Frisco/Burlington Route
  • Seating Conference

1:00pm

Instruction Subcommittee Meeting
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
avatar for Andi  Beckendorf

Andi Beckendorf

Research & Instruction, Music Liaison Librarian, Luther College


Friday February 22, 2019 1:00pm - 1:55pm
New York Central/Illinois Central
  • Seating Conference

1:00pm

Marketing Subcommittee Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
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Liza Weisbrod

Auburn University


Friday February 22, 2019 1:00pm - 1:55pm
Silent Auction Table

1:00pm

Music and Racial Segregation in Twentieth-Century St. Louis: Uncovering the Sources
Limited Capacity seats available

Shared Notes for this Session: https://goo.gl/y5pBH3 

Music is one of the primary means by which racial and ethnic categories are maintained and understood. The fundamental connection between music and race is especially notable in urban areas, where musical institutions, both formal and informal, reflect and shape racial inclusion and exclusion. St. Louis, notorious for its history of racial segregation but also widely celebrated for its vibrant musical heritage, provides a significant test case for questions about the connections between music and segregation in urban life. The archives of both Washington University in St. Louis and the Missouri History Museum hold many materials related to this rich history. Patrick Burke, Associate Professor of Music at Washington University in St. Louis, will present the results of research he oversaw during the 2016-2017 academic year, which became an online exhibit telling the stories of five moments, spanning the years from 1923 to 1949, when St. Louis musical institutions either perpetuated practices of segregation or sought to resist them. 

Following the presentation, Tom Caw will lead/moderate a discussion regarding the work Burke and his colleagues have done, and prompt attendees to share examples of similar endeavors they have undertaken or would like to develop going forward. This won't be the sort of MLA session where we end up with only 5 minutes for Q&A, and only one or two attendees get to speak.

Speakers
PB

Patrick Burke

Washington University in St. Louis
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Tom Caw

Music Public Services Librarian, University of Wisconsin - Madison


Friday February 22, 2019 1:00pm - 1:55pm
Grand Ballroom ABC
  • Streaming No
  • Seating Theater
  • Sponsor Jazz and Popular Music Interest Group
  • Shared Notes Doc https://goo.gl/y5pBH3

1:00pm

Resource Sharing and Collection Development Committee Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Michael  Duffy IV

Michael Duffy IV

Fine Arts Librarian, Western Michigan University
Library faculty liaison to the Gwen Frostic School of Art, the Department of Dance, the School of Music, and the Department of Theatre at Western Michigan University. My research agenda includes studying information literacy instruction in the performing arts, including applications... Read More →


Friday February 22, 2019 1:00pm - 2:25pm
Station Master Room
  • Seating Conference

1:30pm

The MLA Website: Past, Present, and Future
Limited Capacity seats available

Shared notes for this session: https://goo.gl/nTJ9zb

The Music Library Association’s web presence evolves constantly to meet the needs of members and to better connect the MLA with peer organizations and the public. In the last several years, the Web Committee and Manager have worked with various MLA committees, chapters, and groups to leverage its available toolkit to create a more robust web presence for the organization.

This session will provide an opportunity for members to see the results of various web projects (e.g., chapter website migrations, Library School Directory refresh, MLA news feeds), learn about available tools and current initiatives, and to discuss future directions for the site with Committee members and the Web Manager.


Speakers
avatar for Katie Buehner

Katie Buehner

Head, Rita Benton Music Library, University of Iowa
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Raymond Heigemeir

Stanford University


Friday February 22, 2019 1:30pm - 1:55pm
Grand Ballroom D

1:30pm

Basic Manual Series Editorial Board Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Kathy  Abromeit

Kathy Abromeit

Public Services Librarian (she/her/hers), Oberlin Conservatory Library
Kathy Abromeit is the public services librarian in the Oberlin Conservatory Library. She is interested in library instruction and how we can enhance the information literacy experience through a greater emphasis on process and the use of mindfulness. As the editor of the Music Library... Read More →


Friday February 22, 2019 1:30pm - 2:25pm
Conductor Room
  • Seating Conference

1:30pm

Bringing the World into the Catalog and the Classroom: Mitigating Western-Centrism with Controlled Vocabularies for Music
Limited Capacity seats available

Shared notes for this session: https://goo.gl/TbG8wV

In the library catalog, one area where ideas of diversity and inclusion manifest themselves is the area traditionally known as subject access. Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) have long been assigned to music resources by catalogers and utilized in retrieval by music reference and instruction librarians, but LCSH’s coverage historically has been uneven, with Western classical music genres and instruments receiving more robust treatment than other realms. In recent years, the Library of Congress and cataloging partners, including MLA, have developed new controlled vocabularies for genres/forms (LCGFT), medium of performance (LCMPT), and demographic terms (LCDGT), with an eye to avoiding some of the biases and other problems present in LCSH. This session, co-sponsored by the Cataloging and Metadata Committee and the Public Services Committee, will feature talks by music catalogers who have been actively involved in the initial development and continued improvement of these newer vocabularies as well as a librarian who performs both cataloging and instruction at an ethnographic sound archive known for its collection of field recordings and commercial recordings of music from cultures and geographic areas all over the world.

Speakers
avatar for Kirk-Evan Billet

Kirk-Evan Billet

Resource Description Librarian, Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University
avatar for Nancy Lorimer

Nancy Lorimer

Head, Metadata Dept, Stanford University
Nancy Lorimer is Head of the Metadata Department at Stanford University, where she oversees original metadata creation, data control, and e-resources, and participates in linked data projects and planning. She is active in the Linked Data for Production (LD4P) Project, which aims... Read More →
avatar for Allison McClanahan

Allison McClanahan

Collections and Cataloging Librarian, Indiana University
avatar for Casey  Mullin

Casey Mullin

Western Washington University
avatar for Tracey Snyder

Tracey Snyder

Music Catalog and Instruction Librarian, Cornell University
Tracey Snyder is Music Catalog and Instruction Librarian at Cornell University’s Sidney Cox Library of Music and Dance, where she selects and catalogs music A/V materials and gives library instruction sessions for courses in the music department. Currently, she serves as the Chair... Read More →
avatar for Hermine Vermeij

Hermine Vermeij

Team Leader, Subject Specialists; Music Cataloger, UCLA
avatar for J. Bradford Young

J. Bradford Young

Institute for Knowledge Organization and Structures


Friday February 22, 2019 1:30pm - 2:55pm
Grand Ballroom EF
  • Streaming Yes
  • Seating Theater
  • Sponsor Cataloging and Metadata Committee; Public Services Committee
  • Shared Notes Doc https://goo.gl/TbG8wV

2:00pm

Emerging Technologies and Services Committee Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Manton

Jonathan Manton

Music Librarian for Digital and Access Services, Yale University


Friday February 22, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm
New York Central/Illinois Central
  • Seating Conference

2:00pm

Hip Hop and the Pocket City Sound: Cultivating Community Capital
Limited Capacity seats available

Shared notes for this session: https://goo.gl/JXJxv6

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Jochum

Nathan Jochum

Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library
Performing Arts Librarian of Practice at the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library


Friday February 22, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Grand Ballroom D

2:00pm

Supporting Diversity in Music Archives through Career Development Opportunities: The Institute of Jazz Studies Archives Fellowship Program
Limited Capacity seats available

Shared Notes for this Session: https://goo.gl/9z9f8F

The Jazz Archives Fellows Program at the Institute of Jazz Studies (IJS) provides early career archivists with a professional development opportunity designed to improve diversity and inclusion in the archives field. In this roundtable discussion, four previous fellows will talk about their experiences at the IJS and how the program has helped their career development. The discussion will examine the extent to which the IJS Jazz Archives Fellows Program supports diversity and inclusion in the field in the context of other professional development programs and initiatives in libraries and archives with similar goals. Panelists will also consider issues related to defining inclusion and diversity and the impact on both of the prevalence of project-based positions for early career music archivists. IJS Archivist Elizabeth Surles will moderate the discussion and provide background on the Jazz Archives Fellows Program, its components and organization, and considerations for librarians and archivists who might want to initiate a similar program at their institutions. Following the moderated discussion, the fellows will ask session attendees to participate, with questions for the audience aimed at better understanding how professional and career development opportunities are connected to improved diversity and inclusion in music libraries and archives.

Speakers
AB

Adam Berkowitz

University of South Florida
avatar for Jeannie  Chen

Jeannie Chen

University of California, Los Angeles
UCLA MLIS 2018
avatar for Brad San Martin

Brad San Martin

Archivist, Apollo Theater Archives
avatar for Treshani Perera

Treshani Perera

Music and Fine Arts Cataloging Librarian, University of Kentucky
Professional interests in Music and Art Cataloging, Arts in Digital Humanities, Archival Digital Collections, Metadata Management, Audio-visual Archiving, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in LIS.
avatar for Elizabeth Surles

Elizabeth Surles

Archivist, Rutgers University Institute of Jazz Studies
Currently serving as co-chair of SAA's Performing Arts Section, Elizabeth is archivist at the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University. She has master's degrees in musicology and library and information science and a certificate in special collections from the University of... Read More →


Friday February 22, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Grand Ballroom ABC

2:00pm

Education Committee Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
SA

Sonia Archer-Capuzzo

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina Greensboro


Friday February 22, 2019 2:00pm - 3:25pm
Frisco/Burlington Route
  • Seating Conference

2:30pm

Reference and Access Services Subcommittee Meeting
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
avatar for Anne Shelley

Anne Shelley

Illinois State University


Friday February 22, 2019 2:30pm - 3:25pm
Station Master Room
  • Seating Conference

3:00pm

Break
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday February 22, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Midway West

3:30pm

Retirement Interest Group
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
CD

Carolyn Dow

Lincoln City Libraries


Friday February 22, 2019 3:30pm - 4:25pm
Frisco/Burlington Route
  • Seating Conference

3:30pm

Technical Services Interest Group
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Chuck Peters

Chuck Peters

Head, Music Library Cataloging, Indiana University


Friday February 22, 2019 3:30pm - 4:25pm
New York Central/Illinois Central
  • Seating Conference

3:30pm

Archives and Special Collection Committee Working Group for Description of Archival Music Materials
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
JB

John Bewley

State University of New York at Buffalo


Friday February 22, 2019 3:30pm - 4:25pm
Station Master Room
  • Seating Conference

3:30pm

Music Library Advocacy Committee Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a working meeting of the Music Library Advocacy Committee.

Speakers
LF

Linda Fairtile

University of Richmond


Friday February 22, 2019 3:30pm - 4:25pm
Conductor Room
  • Seating Conference

3:30pm

Engaging with Students from Minority and Marginalized Groups: Strategies, Assessment, and an Open-Forum Discussion
Limited Capacity seats available

Shared notes for this session: https://goo.gl/LaKb85

In recognition of diverse and evolving higher education population demographics, we propose a panel and discussion session on diversity and inclusion initiatives within music libraries. Shifting university and pedagogical priorities highlight the need for library services and programs to respond, and develop greater sensitivity to, the changing needs of a wide range of constituencies. Panelists will address efforts to develop programs focused on students who are in minority (as defined by U.S. law in terms of race/ethnicity, gender, religion, disability, etc.) or marginalized groups (such as non-native English-speaking students (ESL) and undocumented migrants). Three themes will ground the discussion: Campus Level Outreach & Engagement; Support for ESL Students; and Incorporating Assessment Practices into Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives. Panelists will provide attendees with examples of early program development and will provide concrete advice on how to move diversity and inclusion efforts from theory to practice.

The session will be participatory, with an aim towards opening a dialogue about current initiatives that speak to broader cultural shifts. Attendees will be asked to contribute to an opening survey about actions already being undertaken at home institutions. Panel presentations will address initiatives designed to target or support specific student populations. The panel will then shift to a conversation focused on identifying overlapping challenges, themes, and opportunities for next steps within music librarianship at large. Panelist presentations will comprise 40 minutes of the session, 30 minutes will be devoted to discussion, and 15 minutes will be used to develop a summary of lessons learned and ways to carry forward initiatives. Attendees will be provided with, and invited to contribute to, a bibliography of resources to consult while developing diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Link to Opening Survey - Survey will open on Thursday, February 21

Link to Panel Presentation Slides

Participatory Bibliography



Speakers
avatar for Amber Welch

Amber Welch

Head of Technology Enhanced Learning, Libraries, University of Texas
Amber Welch is the Head of Technology Enhanced Learning at the University of Texas Libraries. In this role she oversees two service points at the Fine Arts Library, The Foundry, a 4000 sq foot makerspace, and the circulation desk. She also oversees the Media Lab, a 44 seat Mac lab... Read More →
avatar for Lisa  Chaufty

Lisa Chaufty

Director, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
Lisa runs a small (but mighty) music library in the school of music on the University of Utah campus. With only one (exceptional) full-time employee and a team of student assistants, she dons many hats. Lisa also teaches graduate music bibliography and directs the early music ensemble... Read More →
DH

David Hunter

University of Texas at Austin
avatar for Sara  Outhier

Sara Outhier

Music Librarian for Digital & Audio Services, University of North Texas
Sara Outhier is the Music Librarian for Digital and Audio Services at the University of North Texas. She is the curator of the Local / Independent Music Initiative of Texas, and she is responsible for digital project planning and design and audiovisual collection development and management... Read More →
avatar for Greg  Sigman

Greg Sigman

Assistant Director, Research & Instructional Services, The New School
I serve as the Performing Arts Librarian at the New School in Manhattan. My core users come from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, The New School for Drama, and the Mannes School of Music.


Friday February 22, 2019 3:30pm - 4:55pm
Grand Ballroom EF

4:30pm

Organ Music Interest Group
Limited Capacity filling up

To attend this meeting, please be at the Basilica starting at 4:30. There is no transportation option being arranged by the interest group.

Speakers
CW

Carla Williams

Ohio University


Friday February 22, 2019 4:30pm - 5:25pm
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis 4431 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis, MO
  • Seating Conference

4:30pm

Diversity Committee Meeting
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
JD

Joy Doan

Northwestern University


Friday February 22, 2019 4:30pm - 5:55pm
Conductor Room
  • Seating Conference

5:00pm

Cataloging and Metadata Town Hall
Limited Capacity seats available

Shared notes for this session: https://goo.gl/5bVMPq

This session features updates and special topics in music cataloging and metadata as well as an open discussion period; it is a forum for sharing information on important topics that do not each require their own program sessions. Speakers will provide up-to-date information on changes to RDA (as well as LC-PCC Policy Statements and MLA Best Practices), LCGFT, LCMPT, LCDGT, and MARC. Special topics for discussion this year include the newly published version of the RDA Toolkit, findings from the Library of Congress pilot of BIBFRAME 2.0, and the recent work of the MLA Linked Data Working Group in evaluating the PMO (Performed Music Ontology) that was created as part of the LD4P (Linked Data for Production) project.

Speakers
RB

Rebecca Belford

Oberlin College
avatar for Kathy  Glennan

Kathy Glennan

Head, Original & Special Collections Cataloging, University of Maryland, College Park
avatar for Mary Huismann

Mary Huismann

Music Catalog Librarian, St. Olaf College
Mary has worked extensively with the cataloging of music and AV materials. She is currently the chair of the Music Library Association Cataloging and Metadata Committee Content Standards Subcommittee and chair of the NACO-Music Project Advisory Committee. She also serves as a member... Read More →
avatar for Damian   Iseminger

Damian Iseminger

Library of Congress
avatar for James Soe Nyun

James Soe Nyun

Head, Music & Media Metadata, University of California, San Diego
TP

Thomas Pease

Library of Congress
avatar for Tracey Snyder

Tracey Snyder

Music Catalog and Instruction Librarian, Cornell University
Tracey Snyder is Music Catalog and Instruction Librarian at Cornell University’s Sidney Cox Library of Music and Dance, where she selects and catalogs music A/V materials and gives library instruction sessions for courses in the music department. Currently, she serves as the Chair... Read More →
KS

Kimmy Szeto

Metadata Librarian, Baruch College, City University of New York
avatar for Hermine Vermeij

Hermine Vermeij

Team Leader, Subject Specialists; Music Cataloger, UCLA


Friday February 22, 2019 5:00pm - 6:25pm
Grand Ballroom EF
  • Streaming Yes
  • Seating Theater
  • Sponsor Cataloging and Metadata Committee
  • Shared Notes Doc https://goo.gl/5bVMPq

8:00pm

Big Band Rehearsal
Friday February 22, 2019 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Grand Ballroom F
 
Saturday, February 23
 

7:30am

RIPM Breakfast *Rsvp requested*
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday February 23, 2019 7:30am - 8:55am
Regency Ballroom C
  • Seating Banquet

8:00am

Quiet Room
The quiet room is available to all conference attendees. This space is intended for quiet study or work time, and to give attendees an opportunity to spend time away from conference activities. This room is not available for meetings.

Saturday February 23, 2019 8:00am - 10:00pm
Switchman Room
  • Seating Conference

9:00am

Plenary III: Checking Our Pulse: The 2018 MLA Climate Survey
Limited Capacity seats available

Shared notes for this session: https://goo.gl/7H2Mda

MLA has a proven history of querying its membership and reporting on the Association’s makeup (e.g., age, race, gender). Membership surveys in 1997, 2009, and 2016 gathered data on demographics and personnel characteristics of individuals who work in music libraries. While each of these studies and the analyses that followed offered valuable insights on the makeup of MLA, they do not account for the membership’s awareness and/or perceptions of the Association's environment. Given MLA’s rapidly changing demographic and social makeup, it is vital that we take the pulse on the collective experiences of the Association’s current and lapsed membership.

In 2018, MLA's Board charged the Climate Survey Task Force (CSTC) to design and administer a climate assessment of MLA in order to determine the membership’s current baseline behavioral sentiments. This town-hall session will provide the CSTC with the opportunity to share preliminary findings of the survey and facilitate further conversations with the membership about what the survey findings reveal about MLA's climate. The results of these conversations, in concert with survey feedback, will help the Association better understand how its community members relate to one another and allow MLA to determine what is working and what is not. The town-hall format will generate an open dialogue and allow for community-driven feedback that will enable new efforts by the Board to create and sustain a diverse, respectful, inclusive community.


Speakers
avatar for Winston Barham

Winston Barham

Collections Management Librarian, University of Virginia
avatar for Susannah Cleveland

Susannah Cleveland

Head, Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives, Bowling Green State University
Susannah Cleveland has served as head of Bowling Green State University's Music Library and Sound Recordings Archives since 2006 and as chair of Special Collections at BGSU since 2013. Previously, she worked as the Music Recordings and Digital Resources at the University of North... Read More →
JD

Joy Doan

Northwestern University
avatar for Terra  Merkey

Terra Merkey

Duquesne University
avatar for Mark Puente

Mark Puente

Director of Diversity and Leadership Programs, Association of Research Libraries
-- Program Director for the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program -- Director, ARL Leadership Symposium -- Faculty for ARL Leadership Fellows Program -- ARL representative to the Nexus LAB: Leading Across Boundaries project advisory board -- Alumnus of the Minnesota Institute for Early Career Librarians... Read More →
avatar for Mallory Sajewski

Mallory Sajewski

Head of the Music Library, Interlochen Center for the Arts


Saturday February 23, 2019 9:00am - 10:25am
Grand Ballroom EF

9:00am

Exhibits Open
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday February 23, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Midway West

10:30am

Break
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday February 23, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am
Midway West

11:00am

Conservatory Libraries Interest Group
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Kirk-Evan Billet

Kirk-Evan Billet

Resource Description Librarian, Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University
avatar for Karen Burke

Karen Burke

American Musical and Dramatic Academy


Saturday February 23, 2019 11:00am - 11:55am
Frisco/Burlington Route
  • Seating Conference

11:00am

Preservation Committee Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Treshani Perera

Treshani Perera

Music and Fine Arts Cataloging Librarian, University of Kentucky
Professional interests in Music and Art Cataloging, Arts in Digital Humanities, Archival Digital Collections, Metadata Management, Audio-visual Archiving, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in LIS.


Saturday February 23, 2019 11:00am - 11:55am
Conductor Room
  • Seating Conference

11:00am

MLA-L Forum
Limited Capacity seats available

Shared notes for this session: https://goo.gl/KGMxrz

Speakers
avatar for Michael  Duffy IV

Michael Duffy IV

Fine Arts Librarian, Western Michigan University
Library faculty liaison to the Gwen Frostic School of Art, the Department of Dance, the School of Music, and the Department of Theatre at Western Michigan University. My research agenda includes studying information literacy instruction in the performing arts, including applications... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2019 11:00am - 11:55am
Grand Ballroom EF

11:00am

The Secret Lives of Musicians: Implications for Library Design
Limited Capacity seats available

Shared notes for this session: https://goo.gl/Vuc849

Music librarians seek to design facilities that meet user needs. Therefore, we need to know what those needs are. Many of us make informed guesses, but how much do we actually know about what patrons really do in music libraries? We’ll answer these questions with data from two studies conducted at four music or performing arts libraries, presenting our conclusions along with practical implications for music library design.

The first, a multi-site research study, involved three music or performing arts libraries: East Carolina University (ECU), Kent State University (KSU), and the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). In fall 2017, we collected data at each library via two complementary methods: hourly “sweeps” recording details of interest for each patron present in the library, and surveys asking patrons about their library activities. This study builds on ECU’s 2010 single-site study to answer these questions: What areas do patrons visit? What technologies do they use? What kinds of work do they do? How long do they stay? Do they work together or alone? We will examine differences and similarities between the three libraries, including how location of the library and combinations and amounts of spaces (stacks, computer labs, printing/copying/scanning, group study rooms, and open study areas) affect behaviors.

The second project, conducted at the University of Oregon, took a multi-pronged approach to data collection about user habits, in order to guide a proposed redesign of the spaces and resources for music and dance in Knight Library. In order to assess current patron habits, we pulled from existing library datasets: circulation and in-house use, reference transactions, computer terminal logins, and hourly floor counts of users in our Audio & Video Room. We also designed a survey for patrons in the School of Music & Dance that addressed their current library habits, and sought direct input on the redesign through focus groups of SOMD students and faculty.
Presentation files (Clark & Newcomer portion): https://hcommons.org/deposits/item/hc:23261

Speakers
JC

Joe Clark

Kent State University
avatar for Nara Newcomer

Nara Newcomer

Head, Music/Media Library, University of Missouri-Kansas City
avatar for Ann  Shaffer

Ann Shaffer

Music and Dance Librarian, University of Oregon
Juggling cataloging and public service in one role, how to survive renovation projects (if you know, please tell me!), addressing bias in metadata and cataloging, teaching with historic sheet music, making the graduate Music Research Methods course relevant, and grumpy hedgehog pictures... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2019 11:00am - 11:55am
Grand Ballroom D

11:00am

Transformative Student Workers, Transformed Institutions
Limited Capacity seats available

Shared notes for this session: https://goo.gl/k1GVwG

We propose a roundtable session with student workers as the central theme. More specifically, we seek to highlight and discuss the ways in which student workers serve as exemplars for equitable, inclusive practices in music libraries and how we can better serve their needs—and the needs of their peers—by implementing policies that include them as partners.

Jarod Ogier will discuss how student workers in the Music & Dance Library at Ohio State have used their connection with their peers to help build a cohort with diverse backgrounds, majors, viewpoints, and strengths. They have formed a sense of community around their shared library work that allows them to support each other, and invite others to learn and grow with them. Mallory Sajewski will offer viewpoints from her students at Western Illinois University that demonstrate how non-majors, and even students without a music background, can provide fresh perspectives and make music libraries more welcoming, inclusive places for all students, regardless of major. 

Students from WIU and OSU will “lead” the discussion by offering their perspectives on a variety of related topics via short, pre-recorded videos. The goal will be to hear student perspectives directly, then build dialogue around them with the attendees in the room. Seating will be arranged to facilitate dialogue, rather than “presentation” by any individual. Jarod and Mallory will come prepared with primers for discussion and will be ready to offer them as needed.

Student employees are essential to the daily operation of our libraries. Beyond the basic tasks that we ask of them, however, lies a trove of knowledge, experiences, and ideas that too often remain unexplored. Though recent cultural events have highlighted the ability of young people to organize, express, and educate on a national scale, many of us are already keenly aware of the drive toward positive change that our students possess. We see it as we recruit and train them to work alongside us. We hear it as we open ourselves up to dialogue with them. We recognize the tremendous benefit that they provide as entry points to a more equitable and inclusive music library environment.

Speakers
avatar for Jarod Ogier

Jarod Ogier

Circulation & Media Services Supervisor, Ohio State University
avatar for Mallory Sajewski

Mallory Sajewski

Head of the Music Library, Interlochen Center for the Arts


Saturday February 23, 2019 11:00am - 11:55am
Grand Ballroom ABC

11:00am

Content Standards Subcommittee Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Open business meeting of the Content Standards Subcommittee (CSS) of the Cataloging and Metadata Committee (CMC). CSS is chiefly focused on matters connected to the development and revision of content standards (such as RDA) related to description and access for music resources.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Huismann

Mary Huismann

Music Catalog Librarian, St. Olaf College
Mary has worked extensively with the cataloging of music and AV materials. She is currently the chair of the Music Library Association Cataloging and Metadata Committee Content Standards Subcommittee and chair of the NACO-Music Project Advisory Committee. She also serves as a member... Read More →
avatar for Tracey Snyder

Tracey Snyder

Music Catalog and Instruction Librarian, Cornell University
Tracey Snyder is Music Catalog and Instruction Librarian at Cornell University’s Sidney Cox Library of Music and Dance, where she selects and catalogs music A/V materials and gives library instruction sessions for courses in the music department. Currently, she serves as the Chair... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2019 11:00am - 12:25pm
New York Central/Illinois Central
  • Seating Conference for 20, remaining chairs around perimeter

12:00pm

Chapter Chairs Meeting
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
avatar for Susannah Cleveland

Susannah Cleveland

Head, Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives, Bowling Green State University
Susannah Cleveland has served as head of Bowling Green State University's Music Library and Sound Recordings Archives since 2006 and as chair of Special Collections at BGSU since 2013. Previously, she worked as the Music Recordings and Digital Resources at the University of North... Read More →
MM

Mark McKnight

Head of the Music Library and Ozier Sound Recording Archive, University of North Texas


Saturday February 23, 2019 12:00pm - 12:55pm
Jeffersonian/Knickerbocker
  • Seating Conference

12:00pm

Public Services Committee Meeting
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
avatar for Sara Manus

Sara Manus

Music Librarian for Education and Outreach, Vanderbilt University
My responsibilities center on information literacy, reference, collection development, and student/faculty outreach. I also serve as adjunct faculty for SUNY Buffalo's LIS Program. I'm very interested in finding concrete ways to support diversity and inclusion efforts in academic... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2019 12:00pm - 12:55pm
Red Caps Room
  • Seating Conference

12:00pm

Career Development and Services Committee Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
AD

Ana Dubnjakovic

Head, Music Library, University of South Carolina


Saturday February 23, 2019 12:00pm - 1:25pm
Conductor Room
  • Seating Conference

12:30pm

Jazz and Popular Music Interest Group
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
SL

Stephanie Lewin-Lane

Kenosha Public Library


Saturday February 23, 2019 12:30pm - 1:25pm
Frisco/Burlington Route
  • Seating Conference

12:30pm

Music Librarianship Educators Interest Group
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
KC

Keith Cochran

Indiana University


Saturday February 23, 2019 12:30pm - 1:25pm
Station Master Room
  • Seating Conference

1:00pm

Unpacking the Music Modernization Act
Limited Capacity seats available

Shared notes for this session: https://goo.gl/NDYr7W

The Music Modernization Act, passed in 2018, is the most significant change to the U.S. copyright law in more than 20 years, and one of the most important for musicians and music librarians in the modern era. This session will provide an overview of the changes and their significance to music librarians, examining what has changed and what has not, with a particular focus on the impact on pre-1972 sound recordings.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Harbeson

Eric Harbeson

Music Special Collections Librarian, American Music Research Center, University of Colorado Boulder
Harbeson is a member of SAA's Intellectual Property Working Group, ALA's Copyright Advisory Committee and the Music Library Association's Legislation Committee. He has authored numerous articles about copyright and sound recordings.


Saturday February 23, 2019 1:00pm - 1:25pm
Grand Ballroom D

1:00pm

It’s More than Gender Pronouns: Let’s Talk That
Limited Capacity seats available

Shared notes for this session: https://goo.gl/yCWj3R

Our biases are influenced by our background, environment, and personal experiences, and bias happens by our brains making incredibly quick judgments and assessments of people and interactions outside of awareness. Though racial bias and discrimination is well documented, biases may exist toward any social group. One’s age, gender, gender identity/expression, physical abilities, religion, sexual orientation, weight, and many other characteristics are subject to bias. We naturally bring these biases to the library, and they can heavily influence recruitment, hiring, teaching in the classroom, interactions with patrons, displays, signage, collection building--essentially every aspect of our daily work. It's easy to get preoccupied with gender pronouns and labels, but in this interactive discussion we will talk about that issue and go beyond the pronouns to look at our unconscious gender biases.

Discussion topics will include: 
  • detecting unconscious biases in yourself and your library;
  • building skills related to empathy and openness; 
  • creating an inclusive library and workplace;
  • implementing your personal action plan.



Speakers
avatar for Kathy  Abromeit

Kathy Abromeit

Public Services Librarian (she/her/hers), Oberlin Conservatory Library
Kathy Abromeit is the public services librarian in the Oberlin Conservatory Library. She is interested in library instruction and how we can enhance the information literacy experience through a greater emphasis on process and the use of mindfulness. As the editor of the Music Library... Read More →
avatar for Holling Smith-Borne

Holling Smith-Borne

Director, Wilson Music Library, Vanderbilt University
Directing Libraries; music librarianship; working with transgender students | Holling Smith-Borne has been the Director of the Anne Potter Wilson Music Library at Vanderbilt University since 2006. Previously, he was the Coordinator of the music library at DePauw University in Greencastle... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2019 1:00pm - 1:55pm
Grand Ballroom ABC

1:00pm

Sourcing the Survey: Resituating Content Authority in the Music History Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Shared notes for this session: https://goo.gl/Yeyt2P

Undergraduate students enrolled in the music history survey often struggle with the larger questions of style and cultural significance that define their study of Western Art Music. They tend to arm themselves with an inevitably incomplete list of “concrete facts” about curricular repertoire when they should be cultivating a more dynamic sense of historical context. Professor Sarah Suhadolnik and music librarian Katie Buehner are working to immerse students in a deeper, more diverse pool of music information that can 1) better inform their study of music in its myriad cultural and historical contexts, 2) better equip them for more robust dialogue, and 3) give students practice with searching as strategic exploration, as outlined in the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy.

In the place of anthology sources passively engaged with as a required text, students work with a new Libraries' Course Guide as a gateway to seeing, interacting with, and understanding information creation as a process. Significant class time is spent examining scores, books, recordings, and online materials posted to the guide. Weekly laboratory in-class assignments involve students in the musical, cultural, and historical study of classic works in a variety of roles (e.g., researchers, music editors, film soundtrack consultants, and more). The students’ experience of the guide also functions as a pre-selected course reserve, but later in the semester, expands into a ""source selection"" model that requires students to choose from a list of options to meet their information needs. 


This skills-based introduction to course content is mirrored by guest visits from studio teachers, conductors, and coaches. These experts expand the students’ view of performance and interpretation, modeling the outcomes of their hands-on source studies as dynamic discussion of the various experiences that continue to grow our knowledge of canonic works. Seeking to cultivate greater awareness of how authority is constructed and contextual—with emphasis on the place of history in their respective field(s)—we believe continued refinement of this approach to the music history survey presents a workable solution to some of the challenges posed by the issues of diversity and (lack of) representation that plague this curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Buehner

Katie Buehner

Head, Rita Benton Music Library, University of Iowa
SS

Sarah Suhadolnik

University of Iowa


Saturday February 23, 2019 1:00pm - 1:55pm
Grand Ballroom EF

1:30pm

Where’s the Open Access? An update on OA at MLA
Limited Capacity seats available

Shared notes for this session: https://goo.gl/PmKSBE

In 2017, the Music Library Association appointed its first open access editor. Part of the task for the successful candidate was to develop a strategic vision and infrastructure plan for open access publishing by the Association. After the 2018 annual meeting, a pilot project to deposit conference materials into the Humanities Commons Open Repository (CORE) became the first official open access project to launch. However, a lot of open access activity has been happening behind the scenes. The current open access landscape presents some unique challenges and some exciting opportunities: new services, collaborative initiatives, and publishing platforms are poised to redefine what is possible for MLA. Members will hear about initiatives to develop collaborations, evaluate publishing platforms and possible infrastructure, and projects to open strategic MLA publications. This presentation will give the first report of open access activities to date to the membership and outline a vision for increased open access activity within the association. Members will also be invited to share ideas and help shape priorities for the future of open at MLA.

Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Delaurenti

Kathleen Delaurenti

Head Librarian, The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
OpenEd, OpenMusic, copyright nerd, and aspiring rabblerouser. I'm particularly interested in talking with attendees who are working on OER in the humanities (especially the fine and performing arts) and those grappling with the wonderful world of fair use and open :)


Saturday February 23, 2019 1:30pm - 1:55pm
Grand Ballroom D

1:30pm

Cataloging and Metadata Committee Meeting #2
Limited Capacity filling up

Open business meeting (#2 of 2) of the Cataloging and Metadata Committee (CMC). See also the Content Standards Subcommittee, the Encoding Standards Subcommittee, the Vocabularies Subcommittee, and the NACO/SACO/BIBCO funnels.

Speakers
avatar for Tracey Snyder

Tracey Snyder

Music Catalog and Instruction Librarian, Cornell University
Tracey Snyder is Music Catalog and Instruction Librarian at Cornell University’s Sidney Cox Library of Music and Dance, where she selects and catalogs music A/V materials and gives library instruction sessions for courses in the music department. Currently, she serves as the Chair... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2019 1:30pm - 2:55pm
New York Central/Illinois Central
  • Seating Conference for 20, remaining chairs around perimeter

1:30pm

Membership Committee Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Mallory Sajewski

Mallory Sajewski

Head of the Music Library, Interlochen Center for the Arts


Saturday February 23, 2019 1:30pm - 2:55pm
Red Caps Room
  • Seating Conference

2:00pm

The Library as “Anchor and Star” in an Editing/Publishing Project
Limited Capacity seats available

Shared notes for this session: https://goo.gl/3ySyoh

In 2014, it was decided that the US Marine Band would record John Philip Sousa's 137 marches and provide everything online for free: audio downloads, scrolling score videos, PDFs of the edited sheet music, and historical and editorial notes about each piece. The Library and Archives sits at the center of this whirlwind, researching earliest editions and manuscripts, digitizing fragile primary source material, creating parts for recording sessions, investigating copyrights, editing program notes, and coordinating with editors, copyists, the webmaster, designer, public relations, recording engineers, and the public. We continue to incorporate lessons learned as each new volume is released annually, and we are happy to share our insights into an ongoing recording and publishing project that involves both historical materials and current performance practice. These critical editions are reenergizing interest in the performance of Sousa’s marches and are highly valued by music educators, in some instances making marches available that had long been out of print. In addition, the project provided the impetus for digitizing and making available the Sousa Encore Books and the Press Books, allowing unprecedented access to these valuable resources for scholars around the world. Learn how it can be valuable to participate in a larger project in order to gain leverage for some of your own goals and needs.

Speakers
avatar for Jane Cross

Jane Cross

Chief Librarian and Archivist, United States Marine Band
Chief Librarian Master Gunnery Sergeant Jane Cross joined the United States Marine Band in 1997 and was appointed chief librarian in 2008. She earned bachelor’s degrees in music and English from the University of Tennessee and a master’s degree in library science from the University... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2019 2:00pm - 2:25pm
Grand Ballroom ABC

2:00pm

After the Canon: Developing Divergent and Local Music Collections at UCLA (Best of Chapters)
Limited Capacity seats available

Shared notes for this session: https://goo.gl/vvceSu

In libraries, where there is neither the money nor space to purchase and store everything published, canons were deemed “essential” or “core” and drove collection development efforts. However, music pedagogy and
scholarship have been moving away from canons, as scholars increasingly seek to diversify both within the
traditional domain of European Art Music (by looking at women, minorities, queer studies, music of the
Americas, etc.) and without (by including jazz, popular music, and non-Western traditions). Furthermore,
canons are becoming less relevant as pedagogy shifts from focusing on what students “need to know” to
concentrate instead on methodological tools and critical thinking skills for students to use while approaching a broader array of topics and repertoire. The challenge then, for libraries, is how to support these changes in music pedagogy and scholarship given the fiscal and spatial constraints that libraries often face.

In this presentation, we will share various ways the UCLA Music Library is responding to these challenges and how we are actively moving our collections and services beyond the traditional canon. We have refocused collection development on local music, picking particular areas and diving deep. For example, we have started collections focusing on local punk, and hip hop. Punk and hip hop have strong roots in the local music scenes, and in addition to being areas of interest to the scholars at our institution, they tend to be areas that are less documented and represented in cultural institutions. Another strategy has been to uncover and highlight existing unique collections within our larger collection, such as the scores from the Federal Music Project, which formed the start of our library, and scores from the former Soviet Union. In the presentation we will discuss our approach in more detail, share our efforts to make these collections more discoverable and prominent, and encourage the coordination for developing local collections.

Speakers
avatar for Callie Holmes

Callie Holmes

Music Collections Librarian, University of California, Los Angeles
avatar for Matthew  Vest

Matthew Vest

Music Inquiry and Research Librarian, University of California, Los Angeles
Matthew Vest is the Lead for Outreach and the Music Inquiry and Research Librarian at UCLA. His research interests include change leadership in higher education, digital projects and publishing for music and the humanities, and composers working at the margins of the second Viennese... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Grand Ballroom EF
  • Streaming Yes
  • Seating Theater
  • Sponsor Best of Chapters Committee
  • Shared Notes Doc https://goo.gl/vvceSu

2:00pm

The Obscure Multinational Composer of 19th Century Sheet Music: Best Practices in Library Resource Usage
Limited Capacity seats available

Shares notes for this session: https://goo.gl/5JWTwF

More and more sheet music collections are becoming available online through the efforts of our hard-working music librarians, and with this music come names of previously unknown composers.  Many of these composers were recent immigrants to this country and have fascinating stories that have been all but lost.  With the availability of vast library resources, both physical and online, the music librarian can now travel through time with these musicians and learn of their past musical accomplishments, experience their overland and overseas journeys to this country, appreciate their difficulties in adapting to American culture, and applaud their successes with U.S. music publishers.  Through this presentation, you will learn how to gain clues from the sheet music itself and discover how to navigate public records, newspapers, sheet music collections, maps, and online resources in addition to traditional musical resources to piece together the lives of these composers who brought their native traditions with them and influenced American parlor music of the 19th century.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Dennis

Pam Dennis

Dean of the Library, Gardner-Webb University
Historical research - German, Jewish, local | | Online classes - Blackboard, infographics, LibGuides | | Reference chat | | Graduate research | | Music | | Knitting



Saturday February 23, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Grand Ballroom D

2:30pm

Meet Me in St. Louis!: Music, Race, and a Web Exhibit of the 1904 World’s Fair
Limited Capacity seats available

Shared notes for this session: https://goo.gl/mfMmZD

Gaylord Music Library at Washington University in St. Louis has over seventy pieces of sheet music concerning the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, better known as the 1904 World’s Fair. While exemplary digital sheet music collections abound, such as IN Harmony (Indiana University) or the Lester S. Levy Collection (Johns Hopkins University), Gaylord faced several unique challenges in digitally presenting this important local collection.

First, the Library wanted to highlight the collection’s St. Louis connections, which also includes publications from Chicago, New York City, and elsewhere. Second, the Library wished to provide access to audio examples, but many pieces had never been commercially recorded. Finally, St. Louis’s long history of racism was evident both at the fair and in its sheet music. The local music industry usually presented St. Louis as a base of Eurocentric cultural production. Yet tension loomed between the Exposition’s musical celebration of European culture and the expanding relevance of non-European popular traditions. It was necessary to acknowledge the city’s difficult history even while commemorating one of its defining moments. 


In this presentation, I outline the steps Gaylord followed to create its web exhibit, Meet Me in St. Louis!: Class, Race, and Sheet Music at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. Coordinating with the larger university library system and the music department, library staff digitized the sheet music, selected representative samples, staged a public recital, and produced audio recordings with the help of local and student musicians. All these materials were then contextualized in an online exhibit utilizing the Omeka platform. The project modeled a successful engagement with multiple university and local history communities.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Olson

Karen Olson

Music Library Associate, Washington University in St. Louis
Karen Olson earned a PhD in historical musicology specializing in British environmental politics and the music of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. She manages stacks, circulation, and student workers for Washington University's Gaylord Music Library, and is completing an MLS from the University... Read More →


Saturday February 23, 2019 2:30pm - 2:55pm
Grand Ballroom ABC

3:30pm

MLA Business Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Plenary

Speakers
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Mark McKnight

Head of the Music Library and Ozier Sound Recording Archive, University of North Texas


Saturday February 23, 2019 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom EF
  • Streaming Yes
  • Seating Theater

5:45pm

MLA Big Band Sound Check
Saturday February 23, 2019 5:45pm - 6:30pm
Grand Ballroom ABCD

6:30pm

Closing Reception
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday February 23, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Grand Ballroom ABCD
  • Seating Flow
 
Sunday, February 24
 

9:00am

Post-Conference Meeting *closed*
Limited Capacity seats available

Sunday February 24, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Station Master Room
  • Seating Conference

1:00pm

Post-conference Event: MLA Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Limited Capacity seats available

This post conference event will be a Wikipedia edit-a-thon focused on editing or creating Wikipedia (and associated Wikidata) entries for unrepresented and/or underrepresented performers and composers, living or deceased, who were born in St. Louis and/or lived and worked there, who have been excluded from existing documentation, notably members of marginalized communities. The event will be free of charge and open to the public.

Speakers
avatar for Anna Kijas

Anna Kijas

Digital Scholarship Librarian, Boston College
MLA Fiscal Officer | Interests include digital humanities, musicology, bibliography, open access publishing, women & music, gender studies, race studies, social justice, visualization, encoding, open data.
avatar for Angela Pratesi

Angela Pratesi

Fine & Performing Arts Librarian, University of Northern Iowa


Sunday February 24, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Training Room, Saint Louis Public Library, Central Library 1301 Olive St., St. Louis, MO 63103