Andi Beckendorf, Luther College; Sara Manus, Vanderbilt University; Erin Conor, University of Washington; Laurie Sampsel, University of Colorado, Boulder
Public Services Committee Town Hall: This moderated town hall session will be an opportunity for Public Services Committee members to provide concise overviews of the current work of each subcommittee (Sara Manus (chair, Public Services Committee), Andi Beckendorf (chair, Instruction Subcommittee), Erin Conor (chair, Reference and Access Services Subcommittee), and Laurie Sampsel (chair, Reference Sources Subcommittee)). Focus will be on topics of current interest to music librarians, including instruction and the Framework for Information Literacy, the current state of music reference sources, the continued evolution of music reference services, cooperative collection development, course reserves vs LMS, collection development of physical audio formats, etc. A call for topics will be sent out on MLA-L in advance of the annual meeting, but the conversation will be open to anyone who wishes to participate. The open forum for discussion will provide attendees with an opportunity to ask questions and to bring “hot topics” and additional thoughts to the conversation. The session will be moderated by the Public Services chair in order to facilitate a broad range of topics and issues.