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Thanksgiving Break Hours

The Music Library will have modified hours during the Thanksgiving Break period. Nov. 18–CLOSED Nov 19-21–9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 22-24–CLOSED Normal hours resume on Sunday, Nov. 25

Pre-College Open House, Oct. 25, 2018

Pre-College students and families: You are invited to the Music Library for the Annual Pre-College Halloween celebration on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 4-6 p.m. Featured performers include members of the Blair Children’s Choir’s Training Choir and its Boys’ Choir at 5:15 p.m. Costumes are highly encouraged! Come and learn about everything the Music Library has… Keep Reading

New Acquisitions: Royal Conservatory of Music Celebration Series and Four Star Sight Singing

The Wilson Music Library recently acquired two important series issued by the Royal Conservatory of Music (Canada). The Celebration Series is a graded method of study for piano comprised of two parts: Piano Repertoire (twelve volumes) and Piano Etudes (ten volumes). Four Star Sight Singing is an additional ten-volume series designed specifically for pianists. These… Keep Reading

Getting to Know Your Librarians: Sara Manus

Sara Manus is the Music Librarian for Education and Outreach at the Anne Potter Wilson Music Library, where she has worked since 2005. She provides library instruction to all Blair undergraduate music majors, serves as the main music reference librarian, and coordinates outreach events and social media for the Music Library. Sara is currently adjunct… Keep Reading

Aretha Franklin laid to rest

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, will be laid to rest today in Detroit. Learn more about her career and accomplishments at Rock’s Backpages. The Wilson Music Library also has many of her recordings available for checkout, including Take a Look: Aretha Franklin Complete on Colombia, call number CD MUS-16299.

Library Catalog Training at the Music Library

Library Catalog Training for faculty and students will be available on the following dates in the Music Library Seminar Room: Wednesday, 8/29, 12:10-1 pm Thursday, 8/30, 3-4 pm Tuesday, 9/4, 12-1 pm Wednesday, 9/12, 12:10-1 pm For further information, please contact Sara Manus at sara.manus@vanderbilt.edu.

Acquisitions Update: LCI Contemporary Scores

Last spring, the Music Library received funding from the Library Collections Initiative (LCI) to purchase a large number of contemporary scores. As of July 26, 2018, we have received 811 of the 872 scores in the proposal. We will be showcasing individual works from the proposal during the Welcome Back Breakfast on Aug. 22, but… Keep Reading

Music Library Seminar Room Renovation

Over the summer, the Music Library’s seminar room was renovated. The room features updated technology, including a podium with inputs for laptops and mobile devices, a larger flatscreen monitor, and a new CD/DVD player. Soundproofing tiles have been installed on the walls and in the ceiling, and you can use Crestron’s AirMedia desktop application to… Keep Reading

New Rank and Promotion System for Professional Librarians Recognizes Information Expertise

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente and the deans of the schools and colleges have approved a new rank and promotion system for Vanderbilt’s professional librarians to go into effect on September 1. The move brings Vanderbilt in line with the practices of other research institutions, where librarian performance is incentivized… Keep Reading