This year’s Academic Music Librarians’ seminar will take place at the Royal Academy of Music on Thursday 28 June from 13.30-17.00.
Although the seminar is intended primarily for those working in the academic sector, it is open to everyone and there is no charge for attendance. If you would like to come, please contact Geoff Thomason the Education Officer by 21 June
Geoff is now asking for offers of presentations on any aspect of academic music librarianship. These usually last about 15-20 minutes. Does your library have interesting collections you want to tell us about? Have you initiated new projects in the past year? What kind of information skills training do you offer? How do you structure your library inductions? What problems have you encountered in delivering a library service in your institution? What provision do you make for users with disabilities? Has your departmental collection been integrated into a main library stock? These are just some of the topics which have featured in recent years. It’s not a prescriptive list, but speakers might want to revisit some of these themes – or introduce completely new ones. If your library has received an Excellence Award, for instance, why not tell us about what you did to achieve it.
Confirmed programme as of 7 June:-
Kathy Adamson RAM A ramble through uncatalogued institutional archives
Pete Barr Sheffield Uni. Open Access and Research data management
Katharine Hogg Gerald Coke Handel Collection, Foundling Museum Messiah: exploring the diverse resources for students’ research
Anna Pensaert Cambridge Uni. Advocacy
Simon Wright OUP The William Walton Edition: a retrospective