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Music librarian

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Music librarian

  1. 1. Assess Promote Instruct Vandy Pacetti-Donelson
  2. 2. Housekeeping We will use the computer in front of you; please log into any web browser. You are welcome to use your cellular device, but please mute sounds. Thank you.
  3. 3. Scenario 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 ethnomusicology. 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 course?
  4. 4. Rationale The Music Library  provides a critical link between past and present,  serves students and faculty, and  supports performance and scholarship. Its personnel are integral to the work of teaching and learning. --MLA & NASM, Local Assessment of Music Libraries and Information Services
  5. 5. The Big Questions  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?
  6. 6. Assess 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 with them. ---Plato,The Republic, Book IV
  7. 7. Popular Music  generic term for a wide variety of genres of music  Focus on mass appeal to the tastes of a large segment of the population.  Characteristics  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.
  8. 8. Venue for Green Day performance 2013
  9. 9. Current Ethnographic Courses in Program  Intro to ethnomusicology—world Music Styles  Ethnomusicology—research methods  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, Brass Band  Gender—Women inWestern art music  Geographic concentration- Memphis music  Chronological—Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classic, 19th cent, since 1900, History &Theory of 20th Cent. Music  Composers
  10. 10. Assess  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
  11. 11. Resource paradigm
  12. 12. Assess  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 this course?
  13. 13. Preparatory Resource List
  14. 14. PROMOTE: Making the connection.  .When new hire is announced, send welcome email.  Make follow up call for first library appointment and course consultation.  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.
  15. 15. ASSESS Dr. Brandy New-Professor What can I provide as requested? Resources Is this instructor taking an innovative approach that may have a need for a special collection? Special Collections Are reference, research, or instructional technology sessions needed? Instruction Do we have an opportunity to write about the instructional or learning experience? Research
  16. 16. Administrate Plan and deliver on promises. Track progress. Communicate. Evaluate.
  17. 17. Evaluation and Follow up Inform Practice Student evaluation of experiences in the library Instructor Evaluation & Student Success Metrics Self Evaluation and reflection
  18. 18. Thank you Your questions are welcome.