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Your orchestra needs you!

25. January 2017

One of the things we can be justly proud of is our rich culture of amateur orchestras and choral societies. From the smallest villages to the largest cities, these bring music to audiences throughout the year. Where do they source their performance material? From music libraries! And how do we value our music libraries? Well, to judge by the activities of too many local authorities, very little or not at all.

Many of us play or sing...

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

23. December 2016

A very Merry Christmas to IAML (UK & Irl) members and followers everywhere. May you have a wonderful holiday season, and a happy, healthy and musical New Year.

Here is the Opal Flutes flute choir having fun at Westminster Music Library. You can hear a selection of their music here .

Carols with Knightsbridge Brass

22. December 2016

More festive events at Westminster Music Library - carolling with Knightsbridge Brass.

Carols at Westminster Music Library with Knightsbridge Brass

A festive tuba

Merry Christmas to one and all

Christmas at Westminster Music Library

14. December 2016

As usual it's a busy Christmas at Westminster Music Library. Let's start off with a musical party for the Under-Fives...

Festive fun with the Under-Fives

It's Christmas!

Are you on Santa's list?

The perils of being a webmaster

14. December 2016

If you enjoy watching paint dry, read on ...

Those of you who avidly watch the website for new content will have been just a little disconcerted when you found that the site was offline for around 48 hours recently. You didn't notice? Ah well, there's another illusion shattered.

The old website

First, a little background. Our website was created by Julie Crawley in 1995 on an Exeter University server as a 'hard-coded' HTML site; it later moved with her to Oxford...

Christmas in Edinburgh

13. December 2016

And here are the festive folk at Edinburgh Central Library (Christmas 2015)

Happy Christmas from Leeds

7. December 2016

In the spirit of last year's virtual Advent Calendar, the staff of Leeds Central Library carolling in 2015.

Any further contributions to the IAML (UK & Irl) festive blog much appreciated. Please send to Margaret Jones .

New music library for Leeds' cultural quarter

1. November 2016

In 2017, Leeds College of Music will be moving their music library to the Quarry Hill Skyline building, dramatically increasing the resources available to their students, and opening up their impressive facilities to the public.

The new library will house Leeds...

Happy New Year!

29. September 2016

For academic librarians throughout the UK and Ireland it's the start of another academic year. Over the next few weeks we'll see lots of eager new faces, often looking slightly scared along with worried looking final years. Some of the librarians are looking pretty worried too as they start library induction tours and talks; and plan user education. How can we make sure new readers appreciate the importance of our collections, and know what a library can do for them?

Then there are...

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