Portland 2018: Conference Sessions

“And a great singer leaves so little behind”: Stanford’s Jenny Lind Collection

Jenny Lind (1820-1887) was one of the 19th century’s most celebrated musicians, but sadly, her star has dimmed. In advance of the 2020 Lind bicentennial, the presenter will highlight significant aspects of Lind’s life and activities in Europe and the United States, introducing research materials from the Stanford Libraries’ Jenny Lind Collection, as well as select Lindiana available digitally on the web.

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A Look At Early Film Music: From Max Steiner to Bernard Herrmann

Two presentations about current research in film music will complement D’Arc’s presentation. Jeff Lyon of Brigham Young University will present on his current research in creating a thematic catalog through a corpus study of themes composed by Max Steiner. Lyon’s research will look at the greater than 300 film scores composed by Steiner. Joshua Henry of Westminster Choir College will present on the dichotomy between film music and concert music of Aaron Copland and Bernard Herrmann.

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Best of Chapters: If Books Could Talk

In Spring 2015, UISpecColl debuted a new YouTube series, “If Books Could Talk”, which was a collaboration between Special Collections librarian Colleen Theisen (host of the program), history PhD candidate Heather Wacha (lead writer), and music librarian Katie Buehner (director and editor). The series examined the materiality of seven medieval manuscripts, including two music manuscripts, in imitation of several successful YouTube educational series.

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Bound for Glory: Binders’ Volumes in a 21st Century Reading

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.

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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:

  1. Outline the assignments and the performance metrics.
  2. Summarize our understanding of the changing neurological networks and specific centers in our brains that are being used for each assignment.
  3. Offer mindfulness exercises that can be integrated in the assignments and or class session.
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Critical Information Literacy: An Introduction and Conversation

Drawing on theories of critical literacy and critical pedagogy, CIL offers teaching librarians a way to move beyond traditional concepts of information literacy as training in research competencies. Many conversations on CIL take place virtually, through sites such as critlib.org,but a growing body of published literature allows for wider engagement with critical information literacy in practice.

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Data-Driven Music Score Approval Plans: Working with data, vendors, and other institutions to get what you need

Librarian experiences presented will include setting up an approval plan for the first time and adjusting an established approval plan with new criteria. Local data sources discussed include use data from circulation and interlibrary loan histories, institutional performance history from concert and recital programs, e-resource availability, and faculty input from surveys and interviews.

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Diversity & Inclusion through the Lens of Critical Librarianship

Critical librarianship (CritLib) impacts more than information literacy instruction; it extends to a multitude of areas that intersect with LIS, including social justice, queer studies and critical race theory. Using the framework of critical librarianship, this townhall/panel session will focus on the intersectionality and the institutional power dynamic(s) of diversity and inclusion in MLA and the field of music LIS.

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Diversity, Feminism, and the Arts: A Wikipedia-Based Course and Learning Project

This presentation will explain this multifaceted project, including how the library will partner with faculty from different disciplines to coordinate similar projects. It will also outline how the Library course will support the year-long project, while also developing meaningful knowledge and teaching transferable skills for students in diversity, technology, information literacy, and communication.

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