Scarecrow Press / Musc Library Association
Trim: 6½ x 8½
978-0-8108-5002-6 • Paperback • February 2004 • $69.00 • (£53.00)
Deborah Campana is Conservatory Librarian at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music. Gregg S. Geary is Head of Sinclair Library and Music Librarian at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Laura M. Snyder is Head of Research and Instructional Services at the main library of the University of Houston. Kathleen A. Abromeit is Public Services Librarian at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music.
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
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