Tag Archives: music libraries

Advocacy for music services

The Oxford English Dictionary tells us that to advocate means to support, recommend, or speak in favour of a person or thing. This, I find, is a beautiful, simple and helpful definition. In the English speaking world in particular, the concept of advocacy currently tends to be interpreted … Continue reading

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Celebrating Make Music Day 2018

Music librarians across the country took part in Make Music Day 2018, on Thursday June 21st. These were just a few of the celebrations…. Westminster Music Library joined in the world-wide celebrations with a “Learn to play mandolin” workshop; which included a brilliant performance by the … Continue reading

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These are competitive times

As I ease myself into my harness as IAML (UK & Irl)’s Performance Set officer, I thought I’d share some things I’ve been chewing over about the various forms of competition there are to the services we offer. Here in … Continue reading

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New music library for Leeds’ cultural quarter

In 2017, Leeds College of Music will be moving their music library to the Quarry Hill Skyline building, dramatically increasing the resources available to their students, and opening up their impressive facilities to the public. The new library will house … Continue reading

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All the fun of the fair

Despite September’s impressive attempts to imitate our August heat wave, summer is finally over. Autumn has rolled in and schools and universities have resumed business as usual. Here at Westminster Music Library, however, we do not resent the end of … Continue reading

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Hertfordshire Libraries: Performing Arts wins IAML Excellence Award for 2016

At Hertfordshire Libraries: Performing Arts we are delighted to receive a 2016 IAML Excellence Award.  One of 13 libraries to be recognised, the panel “noted the number of warm and kind comments from users of the service.  The access to … Continue reading

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From The Strad to the Sex Pistols!

The Barbican Music Library team was thrilled to receive its 3rd IAML Excellence Award; in this era of uncertainty for public services it is heartwarming to receive recognition from colleagues who understand the challenges that we all face. We would … Continue reading

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