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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...

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...

IL TRITTICO …or missing middles

14. December 2018

The RNCM Library easier than ever Christmas Quiz 2018

Supply the missing middle element from each group of three – some musical, some not

1. The Fellowship of the Ring ______________ The Return of the King

2. Regeneration ____________ The Ghost Road

3. The Fourth of August ______________ For the Fallen

4. Asie ­­­____________ L’Indifférent

...

Christmas in Oxford

13. December 2018

The Christmas season is the busiest time of the year for the Oxford University Press Music Hire Library – scores, parts, and vocal scores for carol orchestrations and Christmas music literally fly through the door. We thought we’d celebrate by making a festive film.

Season’s greetings to all music library colleagues!

Simon Wright, Head of Rights & Contracts, Music, Oxford University Press

E.T. Bryant Memorial Prize

12. December 2018

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

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