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.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

New Reference Book

The Music Library recently received this reference book:

Carman, Judith E., William K. Gaeddert, and Rita M. Resch. Art Song in the United States, 1759-2011: An Annotated Bibliography, 4th ed. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow, 2013. Call no. MUR ML128.S3 C37 2013.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Welcome Back -- New Reference Resources

Welcome back to NIU for the Fall Semester!

The Music Library recently received the following reference books:

Collins, Irma H. Dictionary of Music Education. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow, 2013. Call no. MUR ML102.M76 C65 2013

Keillor, Eliane, Tim Archambault, and John M. H. Kelly. Encyclopedia of Native American Music of North America. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood, 2013. Call no. MUR ML102.N37 K45 2013

Marvin, Roberta Montemorra, ed. The Cambridge Verdi Encyclopedia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. Call no. MUR ML102.O6 C16 2013

Torres, George, ed. Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood, 2013. Call no. MUR ML101.L38 E53 2013

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy Independence Day!

The Music Library will close at 5 p.m. today, and will open at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 7. Have a safe and happy Independence Day!