Library displays are a great way to highlight collection items and strengths, topical interests or to coincide with events or anniversaries. Read on to hear how the Conservatorium Library at Sydney University approaches library displays.
If you’re in Melbourne, or visiting soon, you’ll no doubt have caught a taste of the Wagner fever that is gripping the city with the production of Ring Cycle, a production that runs for a staggering 15 hours over four operas at the State Theatre in the Melbourne Arts Centre. The Louise Hanson-Dyer Music Library at the University of Melbourne is also presenting an exhibition, "Becoming Wagnerites: Richard Wagner and Australia," curated by Dr. Jennifer Hill.
Topics to be covered include Wagner in Australia, Wagner and Anti-Semitism, Wagner in the Theatre, and the ‘Wagner Industry’, and others.
As our conference is fast approaching our institutional members have been sending in their reports for our AGM. This gave us a useful opportunity to provide a summary of what's new in our libraries in 2013 as well as updating you on some staffing changes.
In 2014 IAML Australia will be offering training aimed at public library staff and other non specialists who may as part of a wider role, find themselves working with music collections, answering music enquiries and cataloguing music materials across a range of genres and styles.
The State Library of Western Australia is currently advertising a part-time (60 hours per fortnight, 0.8 FTE) vacancy, until 3 April 2016, with possibility of extension and/or permanency, with the selection process giving applicants consideration for further similar positions which may arise.