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A new music faculty member is coming to the U of M School of
Music. S/He is developing a course to examine the history and
theory of music in the 20th century. In addition to other material,
this course would include the many and varied contributions of
Memphis and the mid-south region to a rich musical heritage,
especially in popular music in general and particularly in
Things to consider:
How do you assess all formats in the library collection to ensure
that they are sufficient for instructional needs?
How do you encourage the new faculty member to use library
services and incorporate them into his/her curriculum?
How do you provide library instruction and reference to meet the
needs of the new music faculty member and newly designed
The Music Library
provides a critical link between past and
serves students and faculty, and
supports performance and scholarship.
Its personnel are integral to the work of teaching
--MLA & NASM, Local Assessment of Music Libraries and Information Services
How well do I assess special library collections?
How do I promote services to faculty and
integrate library services into the educational
mission of the unit?
How do I provide reference and library
instruction to students and faculty?
A Music Library provides a critical link between
the past and the present…
For any musical innovation is full of danger to
the whole State, and ought to be prohibited. So
Damon tells me, and I can quite believe him; he
says that when modes of music change, the
fundamental laws of the State always change
---Plato,The Republic, Book IV
generic term for a wide variety of genres of music
Focus on mass appeal to the tastes of a large segment
of the population.
easily sung melodies.
Repetitive song structure, with the verse and
chorus or refrain repeating throughout the song
Sometimes a bridge provides contrast or a
transitional section within a piece.
Intro to ethnomusicology—world Music Styles
Form—Nationalistic Song forms, JazzVocal,Opera, American
Folk/Popular Music, Blues, Rock-n-Roll, Jazz,Art Song
Instrument—Organ,Guitar, Solo Brass, Percussion, String, Piano
Instrumentation—Symphony, choral, String Quartet, chamber,
Gender—Women inWestern art music
Geographic concentration- Memphis music
Chronological—Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classic,
19th cent, since 1900, History &Theory of 20th Cent. Music
What are the current course reserves that may serve this course as well?
Currently on RESERVE in the MUSIC LIBRARY
Anthology of American folk music [sound recording] / edited by Harry Smith. 2 copies
Cash [sound recording] : the legend.
Close harmony [sound recording].
The complete Hank Williams [sound recording]. 2 copies
The Complete Stax Volt singles, 1959-1968 volume 1 [sound recording].
Down every road [sound recording] : 1962-1994 / Merle Haggard.
Elvis [sound recording] : from Nashville to Memphis / Elvis Presley.
Flatt & Scruggs, 1948-1959 [sound recording].
From spirituals to swing [sound recording]. 2 copies
Gospel / Peter O.E. Bekker, Jr.
Honky tonk girl [sound recording] : the Loretta Lynn collection / Loretta Lynn.
In the shadow of Clinch Mountain [sound recording] / Carter Family.
Jazz piano [sound recording] : a Smithsonian collection.
King of the road [sound recording] : the genius of Roger Miller.
Life's like poetry [sound recording] / Lefty Frizzell.
Mercury smashes-- and rockin' sessions [sound recording] / Jerry Lee Lewis.
The music of Bill Monroe [sound recording] : from 1936 to 1994.
The Patsy Cline collection [sound recording].
Portrait of the artist as a young man [sound recording] : 1923-1934 / Louis Armstrong.
The singing brakeman [sound recording].
The Smithsonian collection of classic jazz [sound recording].
Star time [sound recording] / James Brown.
Wasn't that a time [sound recording] / the Weavers.
Memphis blues and jug bands.
Music theory through literature
Since this course will place a strong emphasis on
southern regional music and the music of Memphis in
particular, what resources are available in the
community to support or enhance the experience of
.When new hire is announced, send welcome email.
Make follow up call for first library appointment and course
Send outlook meeting appt reminder.
Prepare by collecting resources, research ideas, notes, and share
borrowing and reserve policies.
During the meeting, I am going to be an active listener, take good
notes, and let the instructor take the lead on where my
suggestions come into play.
Email indicating meeting outcomes, notes, and timelines. Offer
follow up meeting.
Dr. Brandy New-Professor
What can I provide as requested?
Is this instructor taking an innovative
approach that may have a need for a
Are reference, research, or
instructional technology sessions
Do we have an opportunity to write
about the instructional or learning
Plan and deliver on promises.
in the library
Thank you Your questions are welcome.