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Don't miss the Public Libraries Seminar

6. August 2019

Loxley House, Nottingham

The 2019 Music in Public Libraries Seminar will take place on Friday 27th September from 1pm to 4.30pm in the ground floor Committee Room of Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, close to Nottingham railway station and the city centre.

Nottingham is easy to reach by public transport from many areas of the UK.

The seminar is primarily intended for library staff who work with music, in all its aspects, in a public library setting for some...

Hunting for dragons, CAM(e)L(s), and musical lions in Krakow

2. August 2019
The morning commute to the IAML Congress along the bank of the Vistula.

I’ve just returned from a delightful fortnight in Krakow, part business, part holiday. The business part, thanks to Cambridge University Library , and the Music Libraries Trust , was spent at...

‘It’s (Not) Only Rock ‘n’ Roll’ at the Barbican Music Library

5. June 2019

This exhibition showcases the music photography of Mark Allan, who has spent over 30 years in the...

Excellence Abounds

3. June 2019

IAML (UK & Irl) celebrated both institutional and individual excellence at the Excellence Awards ceremony held at College Court, Leicester on Sunday 14th April 2019.

The Excellence Awards are presented every three years and acknowledge activity in music libraries which demonstrates sustained good work and good practice with the potential to be adopted and adapted by others. Music collections from any sector in the UK and Ireland can be nominated...

Bursary post

8. May 2019

In the latest of a series of blogs about the recent ASW - an insight into a maiden ASW from Masters student, Kirsty Morgan…

Having received the Music Library Trust bursary, I was very lucky and pleased to be able to attend IAML’s Annual...

IAML Annual Study Weekend - Thoughts from Leicester

3. May 2019

Table decorations in the Dining Hall, College Court

On a sunny Friday afternoon, Kate and I set off from Cambridge for College Court , Leicester for the IAML Annual Study Weekend . It was a great chance to meet other colleagues working in music libraries and to put some faces to names. After settling in to our...

Exam season at Kilburn

13. March 2019

Twelve students of the Lucica Trita London Violin Academy came to the Kilburn Library Centre (part of Camden Libraries), to perform their Grade Examination pieces for Library users on Saturday March 9 th . As well as solo performances, the concert concluded with a group performance of teacher and students. Proud parents were also in attendance and staff at the end wished students all the best in their actual exams and said we hoped to see them again soon...

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://...

Pathways, Outputs and Impacts: Being a Librarian-Researcher Today

6. February 2019

In one sense, the talk I gave at the IAML (UK & Ireland) Annual Study Weekend last year (2018)...

Christmas at Kilburn

8. January 2019

We had a visit on December 20th from a local school choir, (Kingsgate Primary School choir, who last delighted a library audience on...

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