Career in Music Librarianship: Perspectives from the Field, Issue 18

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Scarecrow Press, 1990 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 81 pages
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Papers derived from a program entitled, 'Dead Ends and Open Doors: The State of Music Librarianship, ' which was presented by the Personnel Committee of the Music Library Association at the 1988 Annual Meeting. Topics addressed include the unique aspects of music librarianship (both in general and in technical services in particular), the growth and diversity of the profession as shown by job trends, a profile of persons planning to enter the field, the response of the library to the perceived needs of students interested in music librarianship, and the question of longevity and stability of practitioners of the profession
 

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Contents

Music Librarianship
1
The Discipline
3
Types of Music Libraries
8
The Materials of the Music Collection
12
The Profession
18
Care of the Collection
25
Typical Career Patterns
27
References
30
Job Trends 19741989
43
Sources of Information
44
Placement Service Membership and the Applicant Pool
46
Jobs Available
48
Conclusion
53
Note and Reference
56
Why Music Librarians Leave the Field
57
Results
59

A Profile of MLIS Music Graduates UC Berkeley
32
Profile of Students
33
Placement in Work Environments
34
Potential for Advancement in the Work Environment
36
Curriculum
38
A Changing Definition of the Music Library
39
Job Satisfaction
41
References
42
Would They Return?
65
Careers in Music Technical Services
67
Job Opportunities
70
What Can Be Done?
72
References
76
The Power of Music or Why Do People Stay in the Profession?
77
References
81
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