About Me Music Librarian at Elizabeth City State University Education- University of WI-Milwaukee BA in Music MM in Music History & Literature MLIS.
Post on 15-Jan-2016
A Room With a View:Creating the Elizabeth City State University Music LibraryStephanie Lewin-LaneAbout Me
Music Librarian at Elizabeth City State University Education- University of WI-MilwaukeeBA in MusicMM in Music History & LiteratureMLIS in Library & Information ScienceResearch InterestsWomen in rockabilly musicPopular music of the 1920s-40sMarketing & developmentSocial MediaInformation literacy & gamingBackground- Jack of All TradesProfessional Musician & Voice TeacherMusic retail & administrative assistantLocated in Elizabeth City, North CarolinaTotal enrollment 2,421Founded March 3, 1891 Two-year Normal School teaching Elementary EducationHistorically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU)73% African-American, 16% White, 9% Asian, 2% OtherOffers 37 baccalaureate degree programs and 4 master's degree programsBA in Music w/ concentrations
About ECSUMirrors ethnic make-up of Eliz. CityConcentrations in Music Education, Performance, Composition, Music Business, or Sound Recording3Satellite location of G.R. Little Library in Fine Arts BldgResource Room originally designed to be a Music LibraryProcess started to satisfy NASM accreditation requirements9/12 1/13: Interim LibrarianWorked with ECU staffOrganized stored items into subject pilesMusic Library Then
- Essentially, the room was a storage room that had random and un-cataloged items that were either donated or purchased with Title III funds. The room was locked and students had to have a faculty member let them in. There was no tracking of items and many of them were either never returned or found their way into Faculty offices, because it was easier for them to disburse.In 2006, National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) recommended the Music Dept. merge its resource room with the G.R. Little Library holdings to ensure adequate access to all music resources and hire a Music Librarian to oversee the creation and development of the Music Library. It was decided to utilize the Resource Room space and create the satellite Music Library location.Prior to my arrival, the Interim Librarian, Susan Corell-Hankinson, and GR Little Library staff worked with library staff at East Carolina University (ECU) to organize un-cataloged items and make initial cataloging decisions (we share the Sirsi-Dynix Symphony (ILS) Integrated Library System)4
Self-sufficient one-stop shopTemporarily close library to process spaceRemove 2 computer stations (of 6) and add group table for more work spacePrioritize un-cataloged items and store to make space for cataloged itemsPull and scan M-ML cataloged music items in main G.R. Little LibraryPhysically move, process, and re-scan 1,600 cataloged items and shelveThe Plan
I would perform and manage almost all aspects of the Music Library creation and development, save for actual acquisitions. Based on NASM recommendations and handbook, as well as Faculty input and projected student need, I created a plan to get the Music Library fully working in 4 months6GoalsMusic Retail Business ModelSustainability/Go GreenLearning Library for future training
Social Media & MarketingECSU Music Library Blog
Approx. 2,500 items (and growing!)3,200 M class all togetherMusic and Art Info Lit classes & library workshopsMusic item (M-MT) circulation up approx. 3%2012 (full year) vs. 2013 (8 months)1-2 student workersMusic Library Now
Music Library Now
Title III FundingMusic Library creation opportunity to leverage pre-library backgroundMore diversity needed in graduate trainingPractical librarianship classes in Academic/Public areas?Shadow librarians during their typical work day (similar to student teaching in education)
ObservationsJustin, Jimmie, Me, and Susan
Any Questions?Thank You !