2018 Meeting in Portland, Oregon
January 31-February 4, 2018
Hilton Portland Downtown
921 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland, Oregon, 97204
Creating Neural Pathways with Mindfulness: Music Information Literacy and the First-Year Music Student
Through researching the neural pathways in the brain, and learning that we can intentionally shape the direction of plasticity in our brain, I changed my pedagogical approach. In this presentation I will:
- Outline the assignments and the performance metrics.
- Summarize our understanding of the changing neurological networks and specific centers in our brains that are being used for each assignment.
- Offer mindfulness exercises that can be integrated in the assignments and or class session.
This fast-paced session will feature a range of techniques, tools, and tips for trying something new in your library instruction. Six “lightning round” presentations will highlight innovative pedagogical strategies used by MLA members, including classroom activities and technologies scalable for different institution types and sizes. Attendees will leave with instruction ideas which they can immediately apply to their teaching to improve student engagement.
In this panel presentation, members of the Sheet Music Interest Group will bring their expertise to presentations about all of these topics. Providing the first in-depth MLA examination since the 1980s, the Group hopes to inspire a new look at an often overlooked format, by showing how new work flows and technologies can bring out the extraordinary stories of cultural history found between its covers.
In this session, Task Force members will present the survey results and lead an open discussion about their findings.
Drawing upon research and my experience on the advisory board of the Musical Festival Database, I will illustrate current practices of promoting or searching for digital projects (including those listed above), explore ways in which music librarians can help others locate these resources, and consider talking points for ways to improve upon current practices.
This session will build upon earlier sessions discussing fair use at MLA and provide members with a solid foundation in addressing fair use questions.
In this presentation, I will summarize my experience with integrating concepts from the Framework for Information Literacy within freshmen music theory course content at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
Providing Open Access to Irish Music: The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music at Boston College
In this presentation, we provide an overview of the contents and development of The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, a recently-launched open access collection of over 330 tunes and songs. The audio, sheet music, stories, and essays can be viewed and/or listened to on mobile devices, tablets, and computers. Through Omeka and SoundCloud, ten audio playlists featuring work by over 100 well-known performers can be streamed or downloaded worldwide under a Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC 4.0).
BEAM Them Together: Employing the Background, Exhibit, Argument, and Method Model to Connect Research and Writing
This presentation will detail how librarians across disciplines have appropriated BEAM, explain how BEAM was incorporated into a music bibliography assignment, and discuss special considerations for music sources.