Cross-stitch embroidery of Leeds Town Hall

Annual Study Weekend in Leeds 5-7 April

And it’s upon us again! It’s the IAML (UK & Irl) Annual Study Weekend, where you’ll get the best chance this year of finding scores of British and Irish music librarians congregating together. If you use ‘X’ (Twitter) then the hashtag is #IAMLASW. And here’s a request. The Chair of Communications isn’t going to be…

IAML Annual Study Weekend (ASW) 5-7 April 2024

Bookings have now closed for the IAML ASW taking place in Leeds on Friday 5th April until Sunday 7th April 2024. You can find details about the draft programme on the IAML UK & Ireland website. The IAML Events & Training Committee look forward to welcoming you to Leeds!

Remembering Malcolm: coda

Following on from our earlier post about Malcolm Lewis, a few words from Katharine Hogg, current President of IAML (UK&Irl). There were three Malcolms in IAML (UK), as it was then, when I joined in the late 1980s; Malcolm Lewis, Malcolm Turner and Malcolm Jones. Was it something in the name that turned them all…

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

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 IAML’s annual congress. Having been involved with IAML (UK & Ireland) for some years on various committees, I, along with the rest of the UL and Pendlebury team, have…

Excellence Abounds

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…

The ASW in a nutshell

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…

IL TRITTICO …or missing middles

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                                                  ­­­________________________…

IAML (UK & Irl) celebrates Excellence

IAML (UK & Irl) celebrated both institutional and individual Excellence at its recent Excellence Awards ceremony held at Chancellor’s Hotel, Manchester on Saturday 2nd April 2016. The Excellence Awards are presented every two 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….

Countdown to Christmas – Day 25

You can never have too much Messiah. A very Happy Christmas to music librarians and their readers everywhere. May you have a wonderful festive season, and a music-filled New Year. See you in 2016! Thanks to Paul Nash and the librarians of Oxford University for welcoming Christmas in style.

Countdown to Christmas – Day 11

More singing in the library. This time courtesy of the librarians of the University of St. Andrews. The carol was taken from a text held in their Rare Books Collection.

Countdown to Christmas – Day 3

Christmas with the Under-5’s at Westminster Music Library With thanks to Ruth Walters and the staff of Westminster Music Library (especially Santa!)