LIS 588 Music Librarianship I(3)

Beginning with an overview of the history and literature of music librarianship and music libraries, the course addresses the materials of the music library: their selection, acquisition and physical treatment. The cataloging, classification and subject analysis of music, books about music, sound recordings and related formats are introduced. Emerging formats and bibliographic relationships also are explored.

An examination of public services in the music library addresses reference, bibliographic instruction, circulation policies, reserves, and outreach such as exhibits and concert series. Music library equipment, renovation and space planning are discussed in the context of facilities.

Considerations of music library administration include the music library’s relationship to a larger institution, budgets and statistics, personnel and development. Careers in music librarianship and opportunities for professional development are also explored.

NOTE: This course is intended for students in the dual master's program in music librarianship. This includes the MS and master's in music history. Write to LIS for a special brochure describing the dual master's program in Music Librarianship.

Prerequisite: LIS 571, Music 618, permission of instructor.

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