Happy 163rd Birthday, Teresa Carreño / Feliz Cumpleaños!

Posted on December 18, 2016 by

One hundred and sixty three years ago today (12/22/1853), María Teresa Gertrudis de Jesús Carreño (Teresa Carreño) was born in Caracas, Venezuela. She became a piano prodigy who débuted at Irving Hall in New York City on November 25, 1862 at the age of eight years old. Performing works by Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Sigismond Thalberg, Theodor Döhler, and Louis M. Gottschalk, which delighted her audience and demonstrated her virtuosic abilities, prompting New York critics to write: (more…)

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Post-Election Statements Data Set

Posted on November 19, 2016 by

Since the election, I’ve been trying to think of ways that I can do something useful that will contribute positively, help me focus, and draw on my skills as a librarian and digital humanist. One of the things that came to mind was collecting data about the post-election statements that are being issued by university presidents, state representatives, religious leaders, professional organizations, and other people who are leaders or in positions of power. These statements are in support of their staff, faculty, students, and citizens with the aim to create a safe community in the post-election aftermath. (more…)

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MLA Conference Diary (Reflection on Challenges, Evolving Roles, and Community)

Posted on March 11, 2016 by

Cross-posted on the MLA Conference Diary (IAML website). The annual conference of the Music Library Association was held March 2-5, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Each year the MLA conference brings together people with a shared interest in music librarianship and music resources. While this interest may be directly linked to our professional roles and careers, we also represent a community of people who may have started out as musicians, archivists and librarians working with music-specific materials, but now represent roles in emerging or evolving areas, such as metadata, discovery services, digital preservation, or digital humanities. It is this sense of community that brings me (and others I know) to the MLA conference every year.

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