Blog topic: Music

The exterior of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.

Music Library Association confers with the Theatre Library Association, March 2021

March 23, 2021
by Ray Heigemeir

Music and theatre librarians across the US and Canada gathered virtually in March to listen, learn, discuss, debate, decide, and attend to the business of our professions. The opening plenary session set the tone for many of the presentations to follow. “Anti-racist performing arts librarianship” was the topic insightfully addressed by our guest speakers, Dr. Dwandalyn Reece, Curator of Music and Performing Arts at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture, and Dr.

Jerry McBride, head librarian for Braun Music Library and the Archive of Recorded Sound,

Jerry McBride to retire

September 15, 2020
by Matt Marostica

Our wonderful colleague, Jerry McBride, will be retiring on September 22 after more than seventeen years of service as Head of the Music Library and of the Archive of Recorded Sound. Jerry has made important contributions to the Stanford community through teaching, research and innovative collection development. His work has elevated the stature of Stanford Libraries’ music and recording collections. Importantly, Jerry has also contributed to building the careers of many music librarians in and outside of Stanford through his leadership in the field and as a mentor to younger librarians.

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