Spring Meeting, 2020

The 2020 NEMLA Spring Meeting will take place Friday, April 17, 2020 at the Boston Symphony Orchestra. As part of the meeting, Bridget Carr, Director of Archives and Digital Collections, will provide attendees with a tour of Symphony Hall and the BSO archival collections, including Henry Higginson’s sword, the BSO’s Grammy awards, a Symphony Hall toilet paper holder, audio-visual materials, program books (documenting BSO activities as well as Boston Music Hall and Symphony Hall events), scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, architectural plans, a BSO-inspired art collection, an autograph and postcard collection, a photograph collection that contains more than 100,000 images, several manuscript collections that document the life and careers of BSO members, and the BSO’s first official portrait (from 1882). More details will be announced on the NEMLA listserv and website in the coming months. If you have any questions about the meeting, please contact Lisa Wollenberg (Lwollenbe at hartford.edu).

Call for Proposals

The NEMLA Program Committee is currently accepting proposals for our spring meeting at the Boston Symphony Orchestra on Friday, April 17, 2020. We welcome submissions for lightning round and full-length presentations or panels explaining and raising awareness of your recent projects, research, initiatives, etc., relating to music and to the profession of music librarianship—anything you think would benefit Chapter members and their constituencies.

Regular presentations should be 30–35 minutes in length. Lightning round presentations should be 8-12 minutes in length.

Proposals must include:

  • Name(s) and affiliation(s) of presenters/panelists
  • Contact information (e-mail and telephone number)
  • Title of presentation/panel
  • Type of presentation/panel (full-length presentation, panel, or lightning round)
  • An abstract of 100-300 words
  • List of any equipment required beyond a computer, Internet access, projector, and speakers

Please send proposals via e-mail to the Program Committee Chair, Lisa Wollenberg (Lwollenbe at hartford.edu). In your submission e-mail, please use the subject line: “NEMLA Spring 2020 Proposal.”

The proposal deadline is Monday, February 10, 2020. Accepted presenters will be notified of their status by Friday, February 21, 2020.

NEMLA Program Committee
Lisa Wollenberg (Chair)
Rebecca McCallum
Zoë Rath