Archive for October, 2016


Opportunity: Writing/Publishing for New Librarians

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:49 am by nmrtsecretary

Kimmy Szeto, MRSQ – Electronic Resources Reviews Editor is looking for writing proposals for the Music Reference Services Quarterly eResources Column. The column provides a forum for librarians to publish their experiences with digital technology related to music and the humanities in their work in the library and classroom. Share with the music library community about a new web resource, an online tool, a mobile app, a technology project, or a novel way to use an existing product or service!


Please contact her at if you are interested. She will send you reviewer guidelines and submission dates for upcoming issues. Feel free to bring your ideas to the table, or simply ask her for suggestions (more below). She is more than happy to guide you through the publication process upon request.


The next publication deadline is December 15 for the first 2017 issue (and quarterly thereafter).


Sample Review Topics:


Bach Digital


DIAMM (Digital Archives of Medieval Music)

CFEO (Chopin’s First Editions Online)

Chopin Early Editions

Merlot Music Portal


DRAM (Digital Anthology of Recorded American Music)

Songsterr Tabs & Chords

The Orchestra Musician’s Library

The 20th Century Violin Concertante

Naxos Online World Music (ask me about reviewer’s access)

Clori: Archivio della cantata italiana

Opera and Ballet Primary Sources

Catalogue of Carl Nielsen’s Works

IDEAMA: International Digital Electro-Acoustic Music Archive




The Aria Database


Music Readers and Notation

Henle Library App






Notion (other PreSonus software/hardware)


Symphony Pro



Digital Projects and Tools

Digital Yiddish Theatre Project

Freischütz Digital

Documenting Teresa Carreño

MerMEID: metadata editor and repository for MEI Data

Pure Data

Muscat (its app)









NMRT Member of the Week

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:51 pm by nmrtsecretary

We are soliciting NMRT members to be featured as the Member of the Week. If you are interested in this opportunity or would like to nominate someone for this opportunity, please fill out the NMRT Member of the Week form. You can access the form here.


Submit a Conference Today (!

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:06 am by nmrtsecretary

I created this website because of my own frustration when researching library conferences to attend. I wanted to know what was out there, how much they cost, what they were about, and more. When I was first began working in an academic library, I heard a lot of acronyms thrown out during conference season. I wrote it all off as noise, until I was given permission to attend one myself. I didn’t know where to begin, so I asked my colleagues. One suggested ALA, another LOEX of the West, another said keep it local and go to SEFLIN. I hurried back to my computer and started to Google. I quickly realized I knew nothing and that there was way more out there than just the ALA conference. I Googled “library conferences” expecting that someone had created a website that listed them all, and although I did find a few, none really was as comprehensive as I expected. I thought maybe I should make my own website to list all the conferences and then, after contemplating it for a year, I finally finished the beta version of my vision.

Although the website is still in its infancy, the feedback so far has been positive. The website will feature a user-friendly interface with clickable links to conference websites. Also, a clickable map, a sortable table of result, and a form to submit new conferences will all be prominent features of the completed website. I believe for this website to be a truly comprehensive list of library conferences, I will need the input of as many people as possible.

I encourage all of you reading this to submit a conference, send me feedback, or send an email with a new feature you would like to see!

Post written by A. Deluca.


Reminder: NMRT Liaison Coordination & Support Recruitment Form Due Today

Posted in Uncategorized at 4:41 pm by nmrtsecretary

Are you looking for a way to be more involved in the library profession? Being an ALA-NMRT Liaison is a great opportunity! If you are an NMRT member and a member of another library section, roundtable, division, or organization, then you are eligible to serve as a liaison. NMRT liaisons play a key role in increasing awareness of information and ideas of mutual interest to NMRT and liaison unit members with a minimal time commitment.

We are beginning recruitment for 2016-2017, so if you see your organization on the list below, please consider volunteering! You must be a member in good standing of both ALA-NMRT and the unit you serve. Your assignment will be for one year. Conference attendance is not required. If you are interested, please fill out the volunteer form by October 3, 2016.

You may contact me ( off list to ask any questions, but we’ll only be taking volunteers for liaisons from those that fill out the form above.

Alaska Library Association

American Association of Law Librarians (AALL)

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

American Indian Library Association (AILA)

American Library Association (ALA) CPE

American Library Association (ALA) Legislative Assembly***must attend Annual

American Library Association (ALA) Membership Meetings

American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA)

Arizona Library Association

Arkansas Library Association

Asian Pacific American Library Association (APALA)

Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Section (AAMES)

ACRL Anthropology and Sociology Section

ACRL African American Studies Librarians (AFAS)

ACRL College Libraries Section (CLS)

ACRL Community and Junior Colleges Section (CJC)

ACRL Distance Learning Section (DLS)

ACRL Education & Behavioral Sciences Section (EBSS)

ACRL Instruction Section (IS)

ACRL Law and Political Science Section (LPSS)

ACRL Literatures in English (LES)

ACRL Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS)

ACRL Slavic & European Section

ACRL University Libraries Section (ULS)

ACRL Western European Studies Section (WESS)

ACRL Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS)

Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA)

Association for Information Science and Technology

Association Library & Information Science Education (ALISE)

Association Library Service to Children (ALSC)

Association Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends & Foundations (ALTAFF)

Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services

Association of Research Libraries

Association of Rural and Small Libraries

Association Specialized & Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA)

Beta Phi Mu

Black Caucus American Library Association (BCALA)

California Library Association

Canadian Library Association

Catholic Library Association

Colorado Association of Libraries

Connecticut Library Association

Delaware Library Association

District of Columbia Library Association

Federal & Armed Forces Libraries Round Table

Federal Library & Information Center (FLICC) “NewFeds” Group

Florida Library Association

Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF)

Georgia Library Association

Government Documents Round Table (GODORT)

Guam Library Association

Hawaii Library Association

Idaho Library Association

Illinois Library Association

Indiana Library Federation

Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT)

International Relations Round Table (IRRT)

Iowa Library Association

Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC)

Kansas Library Association

Kentucky Library Association

Learning Round Table (LRT)

Library History Round Table (LHRT)

Library Information & Technology Association (LITA)

Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT)

Library Research Round Table (LRRT)

Library Support Staff Interest Round Table (LSSIRT)

Louisiana Library Association

Maine Library Association

Map and Geospatial Information Round Table (MAGIRT)

Maryland Library Association

Massachusetts Library Association

Medical Library Association

Michigan Library Association

Minnesota Library Association

Mississippi Library Association

Montana Library Association

Mountain Plains Library Association

Music Library Association

Nassau County Library Association

National Storytelling Network

Nebraska Library Association

Nevada Library Association

New England Library Association

New Hampshire Library Association

New Jersey Library Association

New Mexico Library Association

New York Library Association

North Carolina Library Association

North Dakota Library Association


Ohio Library Council

Oklahoma Library Association

Office for Information Technology Policy Advisory Committee (OITP)

Oregon Library Association

Pacific Northwest Library Association

Pennsylvania Library Association

Public Library Association (PLA)

Reference User Services Association (RUSA)


Rhode Island Library Association

Retired Members Round Table

Social Responsibilities Round Table (SSRT)

South Carolina Library Association

South Dakota Library Association

Southeastern Library Association (SELA)

Special Libraries Association (SLA)

Staff Organizations Round Table (SORT)

Sustainability Round Table (SustainRT)

Theatre Library Association

Vermont Library Association

Video Round Table

Virgin Islands Library Association

Virginia Library Association

Washington Library Association

Wisconsin Library Association

Wyoming Library Association