Blog: Advocacy

Countdown to the 2019 Annual Study Weekend (ASW) at Leicester

22. February 2019

With just under two weeks to go until close of bookings, and two months until the ASW itself, the business of the conference committee is gathering pace and, as Chair of the Conference Committee, I thought I would give you a taste of the work that goes on in the background to organise an Annual Study Weekend!

By the way, if you haven’t yet booked your place there is still time – go to https://...

Make Music Day 2019

8. January 2019

Courtesy of an email to the IAML list - exciting plans for this year's Make Music Day. Mark it in your diary now....

Dear All,

We have spent the autumn reflecting on what a brilliant Make Music Day took place this summer and thinking ahead to next year. We’re doing a road trip round the UK after Christmas to tell more people about Make Music Day and bring everyone together to start planning for June 2019. If you'd like to get involved in Make Music...

E.T. Bryant Memorial Prize

12. December 2018

Established in the 1994–1995 year, the E.T. Bryant Memorial Prize is awarded for a...

Bursaries available for 2019 IAML (UK & Irl) ASW

5. December 2018

As many of you are aware, IAML (UK & Irl) will be holding their Annual Study Weekend this year, 12-14 April 2019 at the University of Leicester College Court. The Music Libraries Trust is pleased to award a limited number of bursaries to students and library staff who would like to attend the ASW. Priority is given to those who would otherwise be unable to attend and who have no other sources of funding. Both full and part bursaries are available, which...

Advocacy for music services

13. July 2018

Advocacy for music services

The Oxford English Dictionary tells us that to advocate means to support,...

Making Music 2018

29. June 2018

Music librarians across the country took part in Make Music Day 2018 , on Thursday June 21st. These were just a few of the celebrations....

Westminster Music Library joined in the world-wide celebrations with a “Learn to play mandolin” workshop; which included a brilliant performance by the...

A (insert collective noun here) of music librarians

23. April 2018

I spent part of the Easter holidays in beautiful Edinburgh attending the annual IAML (pronounced Yam-ull, rhymes with camel) Annual Study Weekend. The UK and Ireland branch of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (Archives and Documentation Centres were added to make the title more inclusive in 1980, hence...

Your IAML branch needs you!

13. November 2017

The current Treasurer and General Secretary of IAML (UK & Irl) are due to end their terms of office at the AGM in Edinburgh on 7 April 2018. Both posts are now advertised in the Vacancies section of the website ( http://iaml-uk-irl.org/vacancies ), where you will find job descriptions and contact details if you wish to apply or seek further information.

These senior positions in IAML (UK & Irl)...

Feeling terrified?

16. October 2017
“Have you got a piano reduction of the Bach Double?” “Do you have a set that goes with the Watkins Shaw Messiah?” “I’m looking for the Choral for easy piano” “Is the Robbins Landon Clock Urtext?” Do you panic when your readers come in with questions like that? Do you really know your Massenet from your Mass in A? Do you find yourself dealing with music materials but don’t have a musical background? Our course “Music for the Terrified” is just for you. Designed for those who dread those...

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...

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