zPreconference - CANCELLED

Please note: the following preconference has been cancelled due to insufficient registration.
All registration fees will be refunded.

Music in Libraries : Just the Basics
A Preconference of the Music Library Association Educational Outreach Program 
and the Music OCLC Users Group

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
12:30-5:00 PM
Fairmont Dallas, 1717 N. Akard St., Dallas, TX 75201

These Preconference workshops are designed for non-music specialists, such as public librarians, catalogers of A/V materials, library school students or anyone else who works with music materials as a part of their duties. They also serve as model workshops for current and prospective Educational Outreach Program (EOP) Instructors. Participants can choose two of the following workshops: Music Reference, Music Collection Development, Sound Recordings Cataloging, and Video Recordings Cataloging.

The schedule, with workshop instructors, is listed here. See below for instructor bios.

11:30 AM -- 12:30 PM Registration
12:30 PM -- 2:30 PM 1. Music Reference (Stephanie Bonjack, Sha Towers)
2. Video Recordings Cataloging (Mac Nelson, Nara Newcomer)
2:30 PM -- 3:00 PM COFFEE BREAK
3:00 PM -- 5:00 PM 3. Music Collection Development/Acquisitions (Keith Cochran, John Wagstaff)
4. Sound Recordings Cataloging (Mac Nelson, Nara Newcomer)

Maximum Number of Registrants: 120

Minimum Number of Registrants: 70 (if the minimum is not met, the Preconference will be cancelled and your registration fee refunded.)
Deadline for meeting the minimum registration required is January 16, 2012 (If the minimum is met, registrations will be accepted until February 8 or until filled up.)

Registration Fee:
MLA or MOUG member: $50.00
Non-member: $75.00

To Register: 
  1. Go to https://mla.areditions.com/default.asp
  2. In the left-hand column, click on "Conference Registration"
  3. The "Pre-Conference Workshop" is listed halfway down the page. You can register as a member of MLA/MOUG or as a non-member.
Please note: You will receive a follow-up email to select which workshops you will be attending.

For more information, please contact:
David M. King
Co-coordinator, Educational Outreach Program
Music, Film and Audio
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Instructor Bios
Stephanie Bonjack is the Head of the Music Library at the University of Southern California. She develops collections and services to support the Thornton School of Music, where she also teaches a course in graduate research methods. Ms. Bonjack received her B.M. in Vocal Performance from Butler University, her M.M. in Musicology from Northwestern University, and her M.L.I.S. from Dominican University. She is the official liaison between the Music Library Association and the American Library Association, and has served MLA in a variety of leadership capacities at both the regional and national level.

Keith Cochran is Music Collection Development Librarian and Associate Director of the William and Gayle Cook Music Library at Indiana University. Prior to taking his current position in 2007, he was Music Librarian at Ball State University for seven hears. He is currently chair of MLA's Resource Sharing and Collection Development committee, and is a contributing editor for the journal, Notes. He has a Ph.D. in Musicology and a Masters in Library Science from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

A career musician, teacher, and librarian, Mac Nelson earned a graduate degree in Guitar Performance from Appalachian State University, where he studied with the noted 19th century guitar specialist, Douglas James. Earlier musical studies included extensive work with the late Jesus Silva of the North Carolina School of the Arts and the Late Jose Tomas of the Conservatorio Superior de Musica Oscar Espla, Alicante, Spain. Mac also holds a degree in Medieval Studies from the University of York, England, where he served as musician to the Lords of Misrule, a drama company specializing in the performance of early English plays. For many years he was on the faculty of the Carolina Day School in Asheville and also taught classical guitar at his undergraduate alma mater, Warren Wilson College. Mac is President Emeritus of the Classical Guitar Society of the Western Carolinas and is currently a faculty librarian at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he serves as cataloger of the world's larged research collection of cello music.

Nara Newcomer is Assistant Music Librarian at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, where her responsibilities include music cataloging, reference, and managing the music library web pages. She regularly teaches music cataloging to individuals and groups, including staff and graduate assistants at ECU and workshops for the Southeast Chapter of the Music Library Association, the North Carolina Library Association, and the Joyner Library Paraprofessional Conference. Nara is a member of the NACO-Music Project with independent status for name headings. She serves on MLA's Emerging Technologies committee and has worked extensively with implementing and configuring library discovery systems at ECU. A pianist and organist, Nara holds a B.A., Music Performance (Piano) with a minor in Sacred Music (Organ) from Bethany College, Lindsborg, KS, and an M.L.S. and M.A., Music History from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Sha Towers is the Music and Fine Arts Librarian and Head of the Crouch Fine Arts Library at Baylor University where he oversees all user instruction and services, collection development, and special collections. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Church Music (1991), Master of Music in Musicology (1997), and Master of Library and Information Science (2000). His primary interests are in user education, electronic resources, and the creative use of technology for user services. He is a recent contributor to the electronic resources reviews in Notes: The Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association and serves as the music contributor for the American Music Library Association's Gide to Reference publication. As a reference instructor for the Music Library Association's Educational Outreach Program, he has led workshops with colleagues at regional and national meetings (New Orleans meeting of the Southeast and Texas Chapters of the Music Library Association and the New Orleans meeting of the American Library Association) before returning to his home state for a workshop at this year's Dallas meeting of the Music Library Association. 

John Wagstaff has been Head of the Music & Performing Arts Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since January 2005, having previously worked in music libraries at King's College, University of London (1984-88), the University of Oxford (1988-2004), and, for a short time, at the BBC Music Library in London (1996-97). He has a Master's in musicology from King's College, University of London, and a Bachelor's in music from the University of Reading (UK), and has a diploma in librarianship from the Polytechnic of North London. In 2003 he was made a Fellow of the [UK] Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals for his services to music librarianship.

John has been involved in music acquisitions work for over 20 years, and believes that good collection building is an important part of any librarian's skill set. He is also an experienced instructor in librarianship, having taught a course in music librarianship at the University of Illinois since 2005.