Where in the World? Nebraska’s
Polley Music Library and the World
of Music Librarianship
Carolyn Dow
Polley Music Library,...
Polley Music Library
Polley Music Library 2006
Lillian Helms Polley, 1881-1978
1981 Buying the Opening Collection
Ready for the Public 1982
1982
1993
1993
1993
Spring 2012
1993
I blew up the reference desk!
New Books Display, 2012
MIDI Keyboard & Finale Music
Notation Program
Specialized Music Reference and
Research Services
How Polley Serves Nebraska
• Interlibrary loan of music materials from the
Polley collection
• Reference assistance
• Assi...
Music Library Associations
• Music Library Association – US based

• International Association of Music
Libraries, Archive...
My First IAML Conferences
Ottawa, Canada 1994

Helsingor, Denmark 1995
Perugia, Italy 1996
Hooked on IAML
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•
•
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•

Geneva, Switzerland 1997
San Sebastian, Spain 1998
Wellington, New Zealand 1999
Edinburg...
Sydney, Australia 2007
Dublin, Ireland 2011
Montreal, Canada 2012
Vienna, Austria 2013
Library Visits
Typical IAML Conference Day
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•

9-10:30 Papers
10:30-11 Coffee break & exhibits
11-12:30 Papers or Working me...
My IAML Involvement
•
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•

Conferences
Papers (Ottawa, Perugia, Sydney, Dublin)
IAML-US Secretary, Treasurer
IAML Public...
What I’ve Gotten From
IAML
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Contacts & networking
Discussion of library issues world
wide
Appreciation for our o...
Contact Polley
• E-mail: polley@lincolnlibraries.org
• Phone: 402-441-8520
• Mail: Polley Music Library, 136 S. 14
St., Li...
NCompass Live: Where in the world...? Nebraska's Polley Music Library and the World of Music Librarianship
NCompass Live: Where in the world...? Nebraska's Polley Music Library and the World of Music Librarianship
NCompass Live: Where in the world...? Nebraska's Polley Music Library and the World of Music Librarianship
NCompass Live: Where in the world...? Nebraska's Polley Music Library and the World of Music Librarianship
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NCompass Live - February 5, 2014.
http://nlc.nebraska.gov/ncompasslive/

Carolyn Dow, Polley Music Library Manager, Lincoln City Libraries, will discuss the statewide resource that is the Polley Music Library, along with her involvement in the International Association of Music Libraries, of which she is currently Public Libraries Branch chair.

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NCompass Live: Where in the world...? Nebraska's Polley Music Library and the World of Music Librarianship

  1. 1. Where in the World? Nebraska’s Polley Music Library and the World of Music Librarianship Carolyn Dow Polley Music Library, Lincoln City Libraries
  2. 2. Polley Music Library
  3. 3. Polley Music Library 2006
  4. 4. Lillian Helms Polley, 1881-1978
  5. 5. 1981 Buying the Opening Collection
  6. 6. Ready for the Public 1982
  7. 7. 1982
  8. 8. 1993
  9. 9. 1993
  10. 10. 1993
  11. 11. Spring 2012
  12. 12. 1993
  13. 13. I blew up the reference desk!
  14. 14. New Books Display, 2012
  15. 15. MIDI Keyboard & Finale Music Notation Program
  16. 16. Specialized Music Reference and Research Services
  17. 17. How Polley Serves Nebraska • Interlibrary loan of music materials from the Polley collection • Reference assistance • Assistance locating music materials to meet customer needs • Nebraska Memories participation
  18. 18. Music Library Associations • Music Library Association – US based • International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML) – member of IFLA, IMC and other organizations • IAML-US – now merged with MLA
  19. 19. My First IAML Conferences Ottawa, Canada 1994 Helsingor, Denmark 1995
  20. 20. Perugia, Italy 1996
  21. 21. Hooked on IAML • • • • • • • • • Geneva, Switzerland 1997 San Sebastian, Spain 1998 Wellington, New Zealand 1999 Edinburgh, Scotland 2000 Perigeux, France 2001 (Berkeley, California 2002) Tallinn, Estonia 2003 Oslo, Norway 2004 Warsaw, Poland 2005
  22. 22. Sydney, Australia 2007
  23. 23. Dublin, Ireland 2011
  24. 24. Montreal, Canada 2012
  25. 25. Vienna, Austria 2013
  26. 26. Library Visits
  27. 27. Typical IAML Conference Day • • • • • • • • 9-10:30 Papers 10:30-11 Coffee break & exhibits 11-12:30 Papers or Working meetings 12:30-2 Lunch & Committee meetings 2-3:30 Papers 3:30-4 Coffee break & exhibits 4-5:30 Papers or Library visits 7-9 Concerts or receptions
  28. 28. My IAML Involvement • • • • Conferences Papers (Ottawa, Perugia, Sydney, Dublin) IAML-US Secretary, Treasurer IAML Public Libraries Branch Chair (2012present), Secretary (1996-2002) • IAML Outreach Committee, Programme Committee, Strategy Committee • IAML Social Media Policy discussion group
  29. 29. What I’ve Gotten From IAML • • • • • Contacts & networking Discussion of library issues world wide Appreciation for our own situations in the USA A chance to see and hear about how other libraries do things Reference assistance for my own customers
  30. 30. Contact Polley • E-mail: polley@lincolnlibraries.org • Phone: 402-441-8520 • Mail: Polley Music Library, 136 S. 14 St., Lincoln, NE 68508 • Facebook: Polley Music Library
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