Blog: Education

‘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...

The ASW in a nutshell

1. May 2019

I was so sorry not to get to the ASW this year. Luckily we had a team of excellent Twitterati who kept us fully informed of events. If you would like to know more search for #IAMLASW or browse @IAML_UK_IRL on Twitter. Tom Kearns from Kilburn Library has sent in a snapshot of the ASW. More to come shortly...

The venue this year was well-chosen and comfortable; instructions previously circulated about getting there worked like a charm....

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...

From Berlioz with love

7. March 2019

The 8th March is the 150 th anniversary of the death of the famous French composer Hector Berlioz. In this letter, in the Gerald Coke Handel Collection at the Foundling Museum, Berlioz sends apologies to the flautist Jules-Antoine Demeur (husband of one of Berlioz' favourite actresses), as he was instead going to...

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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