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Music Library Instruction : Music Library Association Basic Manual Series - Deborah Campana

Music Library Instruction

Music Library Association Basic Manual Series

By: Deborah Campana (Editor), Gregg S. Geary (Editor)


Published: 1st January 2004
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The goal of the MLA Basic Manual Series is to present definitive discussion on specific aspects of the music library profession, but this third volume in the series is a bit atypical. Although it focuses uniquely on instruction in the music library, because music library users' needs, curricular content, or institutional designs differ, it would be impossible to present a single viewpoint on this subject. Because the nature of such instructional programs meshes intimately with the institution itself, to divorce a program from its library would negate the context for its development. As a result, this volume provides three different approaches to instructional programs. Gregg Geary demonstrates how plans for teaching non-music majors about music resources match educational competencies established at the University of Hawaii; Laura Snyder presents the course she helped develop while teaching a graduate-level class on music bibliography at Eastman; and Kathleen Abromeit offers an overview of the program employed at Oberlin Conservatory Library for training undergraduate students to serve as reference assistants. This easy-to-read manual enables the reader to learn about the traits of these programs, adapt ideas to make them applicable to their own settings, and ultimately benefit from the experiences of these authors.

The manual's strength is its non-prescriptive yet highly practical stance-while highlighting the necessity for all librarians to become skilled workplace trainers and information literacy advocates, it offers plenty of options and possibilities to do this using the music library context as a starting point. Full of interesting ideas, its multifaceted, systematic approach allows the practitioner to consider adopting relevant models and adapting them as they see fit to their own library. Australian Library Journal An important role for music librarians is teaching users about effective research strategies, and editor Deborah Campana invites three authors to share the details of their programs in Music Library Instruction. Gregg S. Geary describes an instructional program for nonspecialists at the University of Hawaii, Laura M. Snyder discusses a graduate-level course on music bibliography, and Kathleen A. Abromeit presents an overview of a program for training undergraduate students to serve as reference assistants. -- Cathleen Bourdon American Libraries

1 Introduction 2 Creating Information Literacy Instruction for Undergraduates in the Music Library 3 Teaching the Graduate Music Research Course 4 Reference Assistants on the Front Line in the Music Library

ISBN: 9780810850026
ISBN-10: 0810850028
Series: Music Library Association Basic Manual Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 148
Published: 1st January 2004
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 16.2  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.21