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!

Friday, June 27, 2014

New Reference Items

The Music Library recently received two new reference resources.

The first is a critical edition, including commentary, a transcription, and a facsimile of Beethoven's "Eroica" Sketchbook, in 2 volumes, and the second is a detailed, chronologically arranged and annotated discography entitled Black Recording Artists, 1877-1926.

Beethoven, Ludwig van. Beethoven's "Eroica" Sketchbook: A Critical Edition. Transcribed, edited and with a commentary by Lewis Lockwood and Alan Gosman. 2 vol. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2013. Call no. MUR ML96.4.B4 S9 2013.

Gibbs, Craig Martin, compiler. Black Recording Artists, 1877-1926: An Annotated Discography. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2013. Call no. MUR ML156.4.B56 G53 2013.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Welcome to the Summer semester!

The Music Library is open during the Summer semester (June 16-August 10) on Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Congratulations, graduates!

The Music Library wishes all NIU graduates a happy Graduation Weekend! The Music Library will be open according to its interim schedule of Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 12 noon and from 1 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. starting on Monday, May 12. This will continue until the Summer Semester begins on June 16. The Music Library will be closed on Saturday and Sunday, May 10-11.