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NEW ENGLAND QUARTER NOTES: SEPTEMBER 2017, NO. 195

Message from the Chair
Secretary /Treasurer’s Report
Fall 2017 Meeting Registration/Information
Committee Updates

Oral History Excerpt
NEMLA Officers
Publication Information

Message from the Chair

Dear NEMLA members,

It’s hard to believe that September has arrived once again! Whether you took a long vacation, short day-trips, or had a “staycation” at home, I hope you have enjoyed a relaxing and restful summer.

The NEMLA Board met for its annual meeting in early August. Many topics were discussed; however, one recurring theme we addressed was how to approach our outreach efforts to first-time attendees in new ways including, more specifically, how to retain and encourage new members to join and become active in our organization. Although numerous ideas are still being discussed, the board voted unanimously to offer free meeting registration to NEMLA members who bring a first-time attendee to a NEMLA meeting this year! I encourage everyone to reach out to paraprofessionals, library staff, or other individuals interested in our profession and bring them with you to our meetings. The board is enthusiastic to implement this outreach effort as early as our fall meeting, and we are excited about new possibilities for outreach in this area.

In case you missed the listserv announcement, NEMLA received a grant of $500 from the Music Library Association to help offset expenses associated with a library school student, recent graduate, or new professional attending the 2018 MLA national annual meeting in Portland, Oregon! Modeled from a similar grant offered by the Atlantic chapter last year, I am elated that NEMLA is able to provide this unique opportunity in New England. Interested applicants can apply here; applications are due September 30, 2017. I encourage everyone to share this information with interested parties who may not currently be NEMLA members, especially library school students and paraprofessionals who are interested or work in music librarianship. Special thanks to Laura Stokes, Jonathan Manton, and Sofia Becerra-Licha for drafting, editing, and submitting the grant application to MLA.

The arrival of September (and return of the fall semester) signals that arrangements for our fall meeting are underway. Marci Cohen and the Program Committee are tirelessly working on planning and arranging the logistics of the day. It will be held on Friday, October 20 at Yale University in New Haven, CT. The program looks spectacular and promises to be engaging with presentations on historical sound recordings, audio streaming rights, and digital archiving of legacy audio media. The music antiquarian in me is particularly excited to view treasures from Yale’s Beinecke Library. Other events include a tour of Yale’s Gilmore Music Library and a concert of songs from Yale’s extensive libraries featuring Anne Rhodes and Kimmy Szeto. We will conclude with a reception at Mory’s, a tavern near Yale, which was a favorite spot of composer Cole Porter among other prestigious Yale alumni! Additional details can be found in the fall meeting information section below. Lastly, consider attending the pre-conference dinner on Thursday night, October 19, by sending a RSVP to Marci Cohen if you will be arriving to New Haven early.

Looking ahead to our committee meetings held at our fall meeting, we have many open positions on almost every committee: the Program Committee, Instruction Committee, Technical Services Committee, and the Nominating Committee. Special thanks for Maria Jane Loizou for joining the Nominating Committee! If you have not recently served on a committee–or if you have served on one of our committees in the past–I encourage you to consider serving our organization on a new committee. Please contact one of our board members if you are interested. Another topic discussed at the board meeting was the possibility of establishing communities of interest to either supplement or replace our current committee structure. More information on these will be released and discussed over the upcoming year.

As mentioned above, if you are considering attending our fall meeting for the first time, please consider applying for our First-Time Attendees Program which provides funding for appropriate travel expenses.

With that, I hope your semester, if applicable, is off to a smooth start, and I look forward to seeing everyone in New Haven!

Respectfully submitted,

Jared Rex, Chair

New England Music Library Association

Secretary/Treasurer’s Report

New Members and Membership Renewals

NEMLA Memberships are now up for renewal (our membership year begins September 1).

Everything you need to renew your membership (including a 3-year renewal option) is on our Membership page: http://nemla.musiclibraryassoc.org/get-involved/membership/

Use the online form (scroll down the membership page) to update your information and indicate your method of payment.  Use the PayPal button (scroll down the membership page) to pay by credit card or PayPal.  To pay by check, make check payable to NEMLA and mail to:

Alan Karass

New England Conservatory

290 Huntington Ave.

Boston, MA 02115

Fall 2017 Meeting Registration/Information

We are pleased to announce the registration information for our Fall 2017 meeting.  Register here!

Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=840357

Our fall meeting will take place on Friday, October 20 at Yale University in New Haven, CT.  All sessions will take place in the International Room in Sterling Memorial Library, 120 High St., unless otherwise noted. The day will feature sessions on Historical Sound Recordings as Musical Mentors, the Boston Symphony Orchestra Archives’ work in dealing with rights for audio streaming and Designing and Equipping Workspaces for the Digital Archiving of Legacy Audio Media. In the afternoon, we will see music collection gems at Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, get a tour of the recently renovated Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, hear a concert of songs from Yale’s special collections and conclude with a reception at at Mory’s, the famous Yale Tavern.

We are happy to introduce a new initiative to encourage new attendees. If you bring a first-time attendee to the meeting, your registration will be free. See First-Time Attendees below for more details.

Meeting Program

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.: Registration; coffee and pastries (underwriting by Arkivmusic) [Hallway leading to International Room]

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: Opening Remarks – Jared Rex, NEMLA Chair; Ruthann McTyre, Director of Gilmore Music Library, Yale University Library; Susan Gibbons, University Librarian, Yale University Library.

10:00 – 10:40 “Historical Sound Recordings as Musical Mentors” (Mark Bailey, Yale University)

10:40 – 11:20 a.m. “Navigating the Rapids of Streaming Audio: Rights and Permissions for Presenting Audio Materials Online” (Bridget Carr and Sarah Funke Donovan, Boston Symphony Orchestra)

11:20 a.m.-12:00 p.m. “Designing and Equipping Workspaces for the Digital Archiving of Legacy Audio Media” (John Marks, Esperanto Audio/The Tannhäuser Gate)

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m: Lunch on your own

1:30 – 2:00 pm – Committee Meetings

2:15 pm – Music Collection gems @ Beinecke (Beinecke Library)

3:00 pm – Tour of Gilmore Music Library (Gilmore Music Library)

3:45 pm – Concert: Anne Rhodes and Kimmy Szeto performing songs from Yale’s special collections (Sudler Hall)

4:30 pm – Reception (Mory’s, 306 York St. – cash bar)

By Unknown – Yale University Manuscripts & Archives Digital Images Database [1], Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10540108
Early Bird registration will be $18 for regular members and $9 for student and retired members. Please register by Thursday, October 12, 2017 to receive the Early Bird rate. Registrations from October 13 through 20 (including walk-ins) will be $20 and $10, respectively.

Thursday Dinner

All attendees are invited to a pre-conference group dinner on Thursday night, October 19 at 7:00 p.m. at Lalibela Ethiopian Restaurant, 176 Temple St. The restaurant includes vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free menu options. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Marci Cohen (mcohen2 at bu.edu) by Thursday, October 12.

Hotel

We have reserved a block of rooms at La Quinta Inns & Suites in New Haven. The rate is $85.50-$107.10 depending on the night and the number of beds in the room. The hotel has free parking and is near I-91 and I-95. It is a short cab ride from the Yale campus, the dinner on Thursday, October. 19 and New Haven’s Union Station, with Amtrak service as well as regional bus and rail, including MTA service from New York’s Grand Central Terminal. The hotel also offers a local shuttle within a 5-mile radius of hotel, including Yale.

To reserve a room, please contact the hotel directly at (203) 562-1111 or their Group Desk at 1-800-642-4239, Option 1 and ask for the special rate for NEMLA.  Reservations must be made no later than 9/27/2017 in order to guarantee this special rate.

The Yale Visitor Center has a full list of lodging in the area with additional options.

Transportation

The Yale Visitor Center has driving directions to campus. The Yale Transportation Options site has information on parking and public transit options, including Amtrak and regional rail and bus service. In addition, Union Station is served by Peter Pan bus.

The Broadway parking lot at Broadway and Elm St. is the closest Yale-operated lot to Sterling Memorial Library. Other options are available. On-street parking is metered.

Yale Information

Here is a campus map of Yale and the website for Sterling Memorial Library. The Visitor Center website has more information about the campus and New Haven.

First-Time Attendees

If this is your first NEMLA meeting, we welcome you to apply for our First-Time Attendees Program. This grant covers registration, lunch, and travel expenses. Both current members and non-members are eligible, so long as they have not attended a meeting before. The deadline to apply for funding through this program is Oct. 6, 2017. Please apply here.  Also note that funding is regrettably not available for all first-time attendees, but we do strive to accommodate as many as we can on a first come, first served basis.

To encourage new involvement in NEMLA, if you bring a first-time attendee to the meeting, you will receive free registration. To take advantage of this offer, email Marci Cohen (mcohen2 at bu.edu) by Oct. 6 with the subject line “NEMLA first-time attendee referral.” Include your name and affiliation and the name of the first-time attendee you are hosting. The new attendee must also register for the First-Time Attendee Program, but this does not have to be done simultaneously.

Update on Committees

Laura Stokes, Past-Chair

There are lots of transitions to report for NEMLA’s committees!  We’d like to thank Anne Adams for volunteering to become the new chair of the Technical Services committee.  We also welcome Carolyn Johnson and Jenée Force to the Program Committee and Leslie Piper to the Publications Committee, and are delighted by Maria Jane Loizou’s return to the Nominating Committee. We appreciate the time and energy all of you devote to our organization!
Several committees are still looking for new members.  This is a great way to work on developments in music librarianship, meet people in this field, and be active on the regional level.  Specific groups seeking new members include the Program, Instruction, and Publication Committees.  We are also looking for people who would like to help with our web management.  If you are interested, please get in touch with the committee chairs or any member of the board.

http://nemla.musiclibraryassoc.org/organization/committees/

Update from the Oral History Committee

Reminiscing with Jennifer Hunt, Past NEMLA Chair

By Debra H. Mandel

Director, Snell Library Recording Studios, Northeastern University

The following conversation was selected from an abridged transcript from the March 17th NEMLA oral history committee interview conducted by me with Jennifer Hunt. Jennifer is Director of the Boston Conservatory Albert Alphin Library at Berklee.  She served as NEMLA chair in 2013, program chair in 2014 and past chair until 2016.

DM: So how did you become involved in NEMLA?

Jen Hunt photo
Jennifer Hunt

JH: Well, I started working at the Boston Conservatory in October of 2002 and I can’t remember exactly who told me about NEMLA, but I very soon thereafter found out about it and knew it would be a good idea to become a member. So I joined, and I didn’t do too much with NEMLA for a number of years, but, around 2011, Suzanne Lovejoy, who was the program chair, was looking for a meeting venue, and she called me up and said, “Would you like to a host a NEMLA meeting?” And I thought about it and said, “Well, yes I would, but you know, the Conservatory is pretty short on space, and I had concerns about that, and so I thought well, if there was another place near us where we could sort of have part of the meeting at the Conservatory and another part of the meeting there. So you see back then we were already collaborating, long before the merger. So that’s when we went ahead– we had part of the meeting at the Conservatory and we wrapped up in the afternoon over at Berklee.

DM: So how has NEMLA changed over the years?

JH: Well, people have come and gone. But with most things, I would say technology has really helped us along, you know. If you look at our website right now, you can go on there and find videos of our past meetings and see pictures. 20 years ago, did we have that? No. I think a lot of our business procedures probably have been the same, somewhat. I know we did change the bylaws a little bit, but it’s still generally the same concept. NEMLA is the regional chapter of the Music Library Association. But I feel like we’re getting more innovative and certainly getting better as we age.

DM: Is there anything else you would like to add about your association with NEMLA?

JH: Well, there was one other time I remember quite fondly; there was a meeting, it was held over at the Boston Symphony Orchestra. We had the meeting–had, you know, business meetings and whatnot–and then–we were there, I believe, on a Friday afternoon–and the symphony had a rehearsal. So we got to go sit in, and I just remember sitting there thinking, “This is fabulous, I’m getting paid to hear the symphony.”

DM: (laughs) How lucky was that?

JH: Yeah. But yeah, NEMLA is just really a great organization and it’s very easy to get started with and get involved with. There are always many opportunities, they’re always looking for people to join committees, you know. And just like, I just–all of a sudden, you know, I was just a regular member for a couple of years and the next thing I knew I was the chair. So, it can happen to anybody!

NEMLA Officers

Chair:
Jared Rex
Music Librarian
Fenwick Music Library
College of the Holy Cross
1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610
jrex at holycross.edu
(508) 793-2295

Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect:
Marci Cohen
Assistant Head
Music Library
Boston University
771 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
mcohen2 at bu.edu
(617) 353-3707

Past Chair:
Laura Stokes
Performing Arts Librarian
Orwig Music Library
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
laura_stokes at brown.edu
(401) 863-3999

Secretary-Treasurer:
Alan Karass
Director of Libraries
New England Conservatory
290 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5018
alan.karass at necmusic.edu
(617) 585-1247

Member-At-Large:
Jonathan Manton
Music Librarian for Access Services
Irving S. Gilmore Music Library
Yale University
120 High Street
PO Box 208240
New Haven, CT 06520
jonathan.manton at yale.edu
(203) 432-5549

Newsletter Editor:
Memory Apata
Music Library Supervisor|Education & Outreach
Dartmouth College
Paddock Music Library
Hopkins Center, HB 6245 Hanover, NH 03755
memory.r.apata at dartmouth.edu
(603) 646-3234

NEMLA Archivist:
Sofia Becerra-Licha
Archivist
Stan Getz Library
Berklee College of Music
1140 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215
sbecerralicha at berklee.edu
Office: (617)747-8001

Web Page Editor:
Sarah Hunter
Electronic Inventory Manager
Mugar Library
Boston University
771 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
shunter at bu.edu
Office: (617) 353-5810

Publication Information:

New England Quarter Notes is published quarterly in September, December, March/April and June/July.
Back issues may be accessed from:
http://nemla.musiclibraryassoc.org/resources/newsletters/

Address all correspondence concerning editorial matters to:
Memory Apata
memory.r.apata at dartmouth.edu

Inquiries concerning subscription, membership and change of address should be directed to:
Alan Karass
alan.karass at necmusic.edu

Membership year runs September to August.
Regular Personal Membership:$12.00
Student and Retired Membership:$6.00
Institutional Membership$16.00

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NEW ENGLAND QUARTER NOTES: JULY 2017, NO. 194

Message from the Chair
Spring 2017 Meeting Summary
Secretary/Treasurer’s Report
Fall 2016 Meeting Preview
Noteworthy News
NEMLA Officers
Publication Information

Message from the Chair:

Dear NEMLA members,

It is an honor to greet you as the new Chair of NEMLA! I would like to begin by thanking our outgoing Past Chair, Zoe Rath, for her contributions to our organization over the past three years. Zoe’s knowledge of the inner-workings of NEMLA has been invaluable to me, and she will be missed. I would also like to thank our current Past Chair, Laura Stokes, for her creative and influential leadership over the last year. We are lucky that she will continue to serve membership for one final year as Past Chair! Other departing board members are Maryalice Perrin-Mohr, our past Newsletter Editor, and Sharon Saunders, our past Secretary-Treasurer. Maryalice’s astute proofreading abilities and Sharon’s initiatives in streamlining and documenting activities of her position to ease personnel transitions are much appreciated. I am pleased to welcome three new officers: Marci Cohen, Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect; Alan Karass, Secretary-Treasurer; and Memory Apata, Newsletter Editor. Congratulations on your appointments, and I look forward to working with you!

For those who attended our spring meeting at MIT in June, we are indebted to the efforts of our host Peter Munstedt and his stellar staff, our Program Committee, and the roster of outstanding presenters. From the special concert of works by composer Charles Shadle to the high-quality reception, it was a memorable event and special way to end the academic year. For those members who were unable to attend, Jonathan Manton has written a thorough recap of our meeting below. As always, we will post videos of the meeting’s sessions—and, for the first time, our closing concert—to our YouTube channel as they become available.

In August, the NEMLA Board will have our annual meeting at the College of the Holy Cross. The board will discuss the future of our chapter which includes strategic planning and brainstorming about how we can continue to serve our membership to the best of our ability. I look forward to welcoming all of our board members from across New England to participate in a day devoted to NEMLA. Expect a recap of our meeting in the fall newsletter.

Marci Cohen has already started preparations for our fall meeting with the help of new program committee members Carolyn Johnson and Jenée Force. We are especially grateful to Jonathan Manton, Ruthann McTyre, and the rest of the staff at Yale for enthusiastically agreeing to host our upcoming fall meeting. As the date approaches, be sure to read the fall meeting preview section of the newsletter for more specific details about our fall meeting. In case you missed it, the Program Committee has already opened the call for proposals. We want to hear from you about your projects and initiatives, so please consider submitting a proposal!

Speaking of the fall meeting, I hope you are able to join us at Yale on Friday, October 20, 2017! If you are interested in attending a NEMLA meeting for the first time, we have a First-Time Attendees Program which provides funding for appropriate travel expenses. More information will be announced as it becomes available.

As summer begins to wind down, I hope everyone is able to experience a much-needed reprieve from our busy lives. I personally find New England’s summer weather to be gorgeous, and the abundance of summer musical events in our region is unbeatable!

Respectfully submitted,
Jared Rex, Chair
New England Music Library Association

Spring 2017 Meeting Summary:

The Spring Meeting of the New England Chapter of the Music Library Association was held at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on June 2nd, 2017.
A total of 68 attendees, including a number of first time attendees, were greeted by NEMLA Chair (now Past Chair) Laura Stokes, and then welcomed to MIT by Chris Bourg, Director of MIT Libraries. Bourg noted that through her work overseeing two music libraries during her career, first at Stanford and now at MIT, she has come to consider music libraries to be the “bellwether” for research libraries, principally as technology has always gone hand in hand with music libraries. She highlighted how sound recordings, a major component of most music library collections, have always required technology in order to provide any sort of access to them. Bourg also noted how the Lewis Music Library at MIT exemplified what she called a “third space” for patrons, between work and home, something she is keen to provide across MIT Libraries.

Following Chris Bourg’s inspiring words, we dived straight into our first presentation, “Podcasting for Libraries”, by James Capobianco and Hannah Spencer Ferello from Houghton Library at Harvard University. Christina Linklater, who was also part of the project, was unfortunately not able to make it to the meeting in person. The presentation focused on a project Houghton had recently completed, in conjunction with Houghton’s 75th anniversary celebrations, to create a series of podcasts featuring Harvard faculty discussing their favorite items from the library’s special collections. The project team walked us through the methodology and equipment used to produce the highly impressive podcasts.

Jared Rex, NEMLA Chair, introduces James Capobianco and Hannah Ferello of Harvard. Photo courtesy of Marci Cohen.

Next, Alan Karass, Director of Libraries at New England Conservatory of Music (NEC), outlined his work with The Folk Song Society of Greater Boston (FSSGB). Alan discussed the history of the FSSGB and the Society’s library, which contains books, recordings (both commercial and non-commercial), concert posters/flyers and ephemera dating back to the founding of the Society in 1959. Numerous librarians had curated and maintained the FSSGB over the years. However, the collection had no permanent home, moving from place to place over the years, normally kept at the librarian’s house. Following a long lunch with members of the FSSGB Library Committee, which included an amazing Black Bean soup according to Alan, hence the name of his talk (A Tale of Tunebooks, Black Bean Soup, & Lawyers: The Folk Song Society of Greater Boston & the New England Conservatory), an agreement was made that the FSSGB library would be donated to NEC, along with an endowment that is being used for further collection development, digitization, preservation and cataloging. The first installment of the donation was made in May 2016, with further donations due in the near future.

The last session before lunch featured a panel of public librarians: Elizabeth Berndt-Morris from Boston Public Library; Cathy Balshone from Newton Free Library and Raminta Moore from Portland Public Library. The panel shared a fascinating insight into recent trends related to music collections in public libraries. In relation to services, much of the discussion focused on sound recordings, notably the difference between Compact Disc (CD) borrowing and online e-resource access, principally via Alexander Street Press and/or Hoopla, a service tailored to public libraries that enables borrowing of digital music, movies and ebooks. CD borrowing remains surprisingly high at all three of the libraries discussed, notably at Portland Public Library where Raminta has built a Maine Music Collection, featuring recordings from local  musicians. CD circulation has increased fivefold since this collection was established. When it came to e-resources, all panelists noted that Hoopla was extremely popular with patrons, but that the cost to the library for the service was becoming unsustainable. Hoopla employs a cost per use model, so the more popular the resource becomes, the more expensive it is for the library. An additional area of discussion for the panel was programming, which continues to be a major focus at all three libraries. Each panelist highlighted extensive music programs at their libraries, and noted that providing performance opportunities and spaces notably increased local community engagement with the library.

After lunch and the annual NEMLA Business Meeting, Anna Kijas, Senior Digital Scholarship Librarian, and Elizabeth Sweeney, Irish Music Librarian, from Boston College presented “Providing Open Access to Irish Music: The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music at Boston College”. The collection features traditional tunes and songs collected by the fiddle player Séamus Connolly (Sullivan Artist in Residence in Irish Music at Boston College from 2004 to 2015). It includes 330 audio recordings featuring more than 130 musicians, with accompanying stories, transcriptions, and introductory essays. Anna outlined how the project to create a freely available online portal for the collection was developed by first creating a detailed project charter, which included the scope, goals, content, team, assigned roles, sources of support, timeline and accountability for the project. Anna outlined the significant benefit of creating a charter for such projects, which she noted can be flexible and revised as the project progresses. The portal was built using Omeka, and utilized SoundCloud for audio playback. Elizabeth noted that most of the audio recordings are new or modern interpretations, as the process of clearing all of the permissions for the numerous existent recordings of the tunes featured would have been beyond the resources of the project. Elizabeth also outlined a policy which the project created for reviews and integrating submitted corrections.

The final presentation of the day was by Michael Scott Cuthbert, Associate Professor of Music at MIT. “Searching in Digital Medieval Score Databases: Moving from Metadata to Big Data”. Michael outlined his work on the Electronic Medieval Music Score Archive Project (EMMSAP), a repository containing over 1500 polyphonic works, written between 1300-1430, that he had encoded in MusicXML. Michael has created Music21 based tools that enable him to analyze these works as a corpus. His principal objective in doing so is to find previously unknown connections between the works. Michael utilized numerous incipits for this project, that he then encoded into MusicXML, which he sourced from the Répertoire International des Sources Musicales (RISM).

Composer Charles Shadle applauds baritone Bradford Gleim following their performance of “Einstein and Music.” Photo courtesy of Zoe Rath.

After a full day of excellent presentations, we were then treated to a wonderful concert featuring works by Charles Shadle, Senior Lecturer for Composition and Theory at MIT, followed by a reception at Lewis Music Library.

Reception following concert. Photo courtesy of Zoe Rath.

A huge debt of gratitude goes to Chris Bourg, Peter Mundst and the staff of the Lewis Music Library at MIT for hosting us, along with Jared Rex and Marci Cohen, who took care of all of the arrangements for the meeting. I look forward to seeing everyone at Yale in the Fall!
Submitted by Jonathan Manton, NEMLA Member-at-Large.

Secretary/Treasurer’s Report

Balances (June 1, 2017) 
Savings $4,005.33
Checking $2,750.70
Total $6,756.03
Oral history grant
Beginning amount $1,000.00
expense (3/2015) $183.00
expenses (7/2015) $336.50
expense (11/2016) $282.16
expense (5/2017) $24.99
current remaining $173.35
Checking account
 Restricted funds (grant) $173.35
 Unrestricted/NEMLA (non-grant) $2,577.35
Total $2750.70
 Members (57 current members)              
 Income from memberships paid this report period (6/1/2016-6/1/2017) $851.04
 June 2016 meeting        
 Expenses $246.19
 First-time attendees $137.75
 Registrations $832.44
 October 2016 meeting
 Expenses $565.96
 First-time attendees $196.57
 Registrations $520.23
 Fees
 Eventbrite (meeting registrations) $149.33
 Paypal (memberships paid online) $28.96

 

Fall Meeting Preview:

Yale University

New Haven, CT

Friday, October 20, 2017

Beinecke Library at Yale.  Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=904507

The NEMLA Fall 2017 meeting will be held at Yale University Library.  All sessions will be held in the International Room within Sterling Memorial Library. In addition to presentations, the meeting will include a tour of the Gilmore Music Library, which underwent extensive renovation in 2016; an opportunity to view the rich musical holdings held at the Beinecke Library, ranging from the 15th-century Mellon Chansonnier to a manuscript of Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, that includes a movement that the composer later decided to omit; and a concert performance by Anne Rhodes, featuring songs found within the Gilmore Music Library’s Special Collections. The day will end with a reception at Mory’s, the famous Yale Tavern that has been frequented by countless Yale Alum, including notably Cole Porter, whose initials can be seen carved into one of the tables in the main dining room!

Presentation proposals will be accepted through August 4, 2017.  Please send proposals and questions via e-mail to the Program Committee by emailing Marci Cohen (mcohen2@bu.edu). In your submission e-mail, please use the subject line: “NEMLA Fall 2017 Proposal.”

More details on the meeting including hotel information, etc. will be forthcoming.

Committees seeking new members:

The Programming Committee is seeking one new member. If interested contact Marci Cohen via email: mcohen2 at bu.edu

The Nominating Committee is seeking two new members. If interested contact Laura Stokes via email:  laura_stokes at brown.edu

Noteworthy News:

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Pam Juengling will retire from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst on August 30, 2017.  Pam joined UMass/Amherst as Music Librarian in 1982.  Prior to her arrival at UMass, she earned her degree in organ performance, music education, and German at Minnesota State University-Mankato. A sign posted in the music library window advertising a student position in the music library inspired a shift in her career focus from church music and teaching to music librarianship, and the path was set! She attended library school in a joint program at SUNY-Geneseo and the Eastman School of Music, earning her M.L.S. in 1978. She worked at Northern Kentucky University in suburban Cincinnati before coming to UMass.  Pam was involved with numerous major changes in the fields of music and librarianship, especially the impact of technology and the transition from analog to digital formats and card catalogs to online catalogs.  She saw the move of the UMass Music Library from a branch library in the Fine Arts Center to a department within the main library.  During retirement she looks forward to travel, more time with family and friends, volunteer activities, reading and knitting, and attending the wealth of concerts, exhibits, and lectures in the Five College area and beyond.

Publication Information:

New England Quarter Notes is published quarterly in September, December, March/April and June/July.
Back issues may be accessed from:

Newsletter Back Issues

Address all correspondence concerning editorial matters to:
Memory Apata, memory.r.apata at Dartmouth.edu

Inquiries concerning subscription, membership and change of address should be directed to:
Alan Karass, alan.karass at necmusic.edu

Membership year runs September to August.
Regular Personal Membership:$12.00
Student and Retired Membership:$6.00
Institutional Membership$16.00

NEMLA Officers

Chair:
Jared Rex
Music Librarian
Fenwick Music Library
College of the Holy Cross
1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610
jrex at holycross.edu
(508) 793-2295

Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect:
Marci Cohen
Assistant Head
Music Library
Boston University
771 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
mcohen2 at bu.edu
(617) 353-3707

Past Chair:
Laura Stokes
Performing Arts Librarian
Orwig Music Library
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
laura_stokes at brown.edu
(401) 863-3999

Secretary-Treasurer:
Alan Karass
Director of Libraries
New England Conservatory
290 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5018
alan.karass at necmusic.edu
(617) 585-1247

Member-At-Large:
Jonathan Manton
Music Librarian for Access Services
Irving S. Gilmore Music Library
Yale University
120 High Street
PO Box 208240
New Haven, CT 06520
jonathan.manton at yale.edu
(203) 432-5549

Newsletter Editor:
Memory Apata
Music Library Supervisor|Education & Outreach
Dartmouth College
Paddock Music Library
Hopkins Center, HB 6245 Hanover, NH 03755
memory.r.apata at dartmouth.edu
(603) 646-3234

NEMLA Archivist:
Sofia Becerra-Licha
Archivist
Stan Getz Library
Berklee College of Music
1140 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215
sbecerralicha at berklee.edu
Office: (617)747-8001

Web Page Editor:
Sarah Hunter
Electronic Inventory Manager
Mugar Library
Boston University
771 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
shunter at bu.edu
Office: (617) 353-5810

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