Friday, December 5, 2014

New Music Library Hours

The Music Library will maintain regular hours during the entire Final Examination period... See for the regular schedule.
After finals are over, the Music Library will be closed on Sunday, December 14th, the reopen on Monday, December 15th with the Intersession Schedule (Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - noon and 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.) until we close for the Winter Break. We hope your Final Examination period goes well!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Voice Majors - New Subscription to Classical Singer!

NIU's Music Library now has a subscription to Classical Singer magazine, and you may access it here: .

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Music Library Hours - Thanksgiving Week

The Music Library will have different hours next week, to accommodate the Thanksgiving holiday break.

Schedule starting Next Week: 

Monday, Nov. 24 - Tuesday, Nov. 25: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (Regular Hours)
Wednesday, Nov. 26: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Reduced Hours)
Thursday, Nov. 27: CLOSED
Friday, Nov. 28: CLOSED
Saturday, Nov. 29: CLOSED
Sunday, Nov. 30: CLOSED
Monday, Dec. 1 - Thursday, Dec. 4: 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. (Regular Hours resume)

We hope you have a restful break!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

New Reference Title:
Have you ever wanted to look for analyses of pieces of music from 1940 on? The NIU Music Library has acquired a new reference book that can help you with that! Stop by and find it in the Reference section on the first floor.

Hoek, D.J. Analyses of Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Music, 1940-2000. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 2007. MUR ML113.H695 2007.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Hello Everyone!

My name is Elizabeth, and I'll be taking over as the Interim Music Librarian since Mike has left NIU. I am looking forward to meeting and working with all of you!

If you have a question or anything that I can help you with, please stop by and see me from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Monday-Wednesday of this week, and Monday-Friday, 1:00-4:00 p.m. in the coming weeks. If you can't come in during that time, please feel free to email me at ecribbs at niu dot edu, and we can work out an alternate time.

Best Wishes,


Friday, October 3, 2014

New Reference Title

The Music Library recently received a new reference resource:

Vazsonyi, Nicholas, ed. The Cambridge Wagner Encyclopedia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. Call no. MUR ML410.W1 C36 2013.

This is my last post on the Music Library Blog as Music Librarian. It has been a pleasure to serve you, and I wish you all the best in the future!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Leadership transition

After serving as Music Librarian since 2002, Michael Duffy will leave Northern Illinois University on October 3, to begin his appointment to the position of Performing Arts Librarian at Western Michigan University. Michael has enjoyed his time at NIU greatly, and he wishes everyone continued success in their studies.

Elizabeth Hille Cribbs will serve as the acting Music Librarian beginning on Monday, October 6. Elizabeth earned the MSLS (library science) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the MA in musicology from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Since January of 2013, Elizabeth has served as the Music Catalog Librarian at NIU, and she has been involved in reference service in the Music Library over the past year. She is active in the Music Library Association, the Midwest Chapter of the Music Library Association, the Music OCLC Users Group, and the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois. She will be available in the Music Library on weekdays from 1 to 4 p.m. or by appointment.