Music library association

u.s. branch of the international association of music libraries, archives, and documentation centres

All Regions

Catholic University of America

Department of Library and Information Science
School of Arts & Sciences
620 Michigan Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20064

Admissions Contact: Bill Kules, Chair
Phone: 202-319-5085
Email: kules@cua.edu

  Library Program website: http://slis.cua.edu/
  • Dual Degree Program available

    • The Department of Library and Information Science and the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music offer a joint-degree program in music librarianship in which students take 30 semester hours of graduate credit in library and information science and 21 hours in the graduate program in musicology. The degrees are conferred simultaneously after all requirements for both degrees have been met.

  • Internships and Practicums available

  • Graduate-level music courses accepted for credit (6)

    • If a student is not enrolled in the joint-degree program, a maximum of 6 credit hours taken in the School of Music may be counted toward the Master of Science in Library Science degree.

  • Professional librarians may enroll in courses

  • Continuing education students may audit courses

  • Distance learning opportunities for Music Librarians available

    • Classes are offered at the Catholic University of America main campus and the Library of Congress. Classes are delivered through face-to-face meetings and a blended format that combines online learning with face-to-face meetings.


Dalhousie University

School of Information Management
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2
Canada

Admissions Contact: JoAnn Watson, Program Coordinator
Phone: 902-494-3656
Email: JoAnn.Watson@dal.ca

  Library Program website: http://sim.management.dal.ca/
  • Internships and Practicums available

  • Music Librarianship Coursework Available

    • Reading Courses, and a Thesis option are offered each term. Parts of the following courses are devoted to music: Cataloguing and Classification; Collections Management.

  • Graduate-level music courses accepted for credit (2)

  • Distance learning opportunities for Music Librarians available

    • Distance learning opportunities are available.


Florida State University School of Information

PO Box 3062100
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2100

Admissions Contact: iSchool Graduate Student Services
Phone: 850-645-3280
Email: ischooladvising@admin.fsu.edu

  Library Program website: http://ischool.cci.fsu.edu/academics/graduate/mslis/
    • The Master of Science in Information enables students to gain a solid foundation in areas such as general librarianship, information architecture & technology, information needs & services, youth information needs & services, as well as design an individualized program of study. Students will gain the theoretical basis needed to build the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to function effectively in professional positions within Information Studies. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of the profession, in order to analyze critically their current role(s) and establish future directions for the information fields, gain knowledge of techniques and skills that underlie basic information activities, and develop the ability to adapt to changing demands and opportunities for information provision within society, including the application of emerging techniques and technologies. The degree is accredited by the American Library Association. For students interested in music librarianship, we would encourage these students to complete an internship in a music library.

  • Internships and Practicums available

  • Graduate-level music courses accepted for credit (6)

    • Up to 6 semester hours of credit from an accredited institution other than FSU can be transferred to FSU to be applied toward the master’s program with department approval. Contact the school for full requirements.

  • Professional librarians may enroll in courses

  • Distance learning opportunities for Music Librarians available

    • general librarianship, information architecture & technology, information needs & services, design an individualized program of study


Indiana University Department of Information and Library Science

School of Informatics and Computing
1320 E. 10th St., LI 011
Bloomington, IN 47405-3907

Admissions Contact: Corey Tarbell, Director of ILS Graduate Student Services
Phone: 812-855-2018
Email: ilsmain@indiana.edu

  Library Program website: http://ils.indiana.edu/
  Music Program Website: http://ils.indiana.edu/degrees/joint/
  • Library Science Degree with Music Concentration

    • Students may apply for the dual masters program (MA Musicology or Music Theory/MLS Master of Library Science). Students apply for admissions to both SLIS and Music. There is also a Music Librarianship Specialization option within the MLS degree. The IU music librarians will also review for admissions to this specialization. Other specializations of interest to music majors include Rare Books and Manuscripts Librarianship and Digital Libraries. The Master of Information Science degree also offers options for music majors.

  • Dual Degree Program available

    • Students may apply for the dual masters program (MA Musicology or Music Theory/MLS Master of Library Science). Students apply for admissions to both SLIS and Music. There is also a Music Librarianship Specialization option within the MLS degree. The IU music librarians will also review for admissions to this specialization. Other specializations of interest to music majors include Rare Books and Manuscripts Librarianship and Digital Libraries. The Master of Information Science degree also offers options for music majors.

  • Internships and Practicums available

  • Music Librarianship Coursework Available

    • Courses in Music Librarianship & Music Materials:

      ILS-Z655 Music Librarianship
      MUS M539 Music Bibliography
      ILS-Z605 Internship
      ILS-Z601 Directed Readings – (for individual projects)
      ILS-Z657 Digital Humanities
      ILS-Z521 Humanities Information
      ILS-Z584 Manuscripts

  • Graduate-level music courses accepted for credit (3)

    • MUS M539 Music Bibliography

  • Workshops in Music Librarianship available

  • ILS and the IU Libraries host workshops and colloquiums related to all aspects of library and information science.

  • Professional librarians may enroll in courses

  • Continuing education students may audit courses


Kent State University

School of Library and Information Science
1125 Risman Dr., P.O. Box 5190
314 University Library
Kent, OH 44242-0001

Admissions Contact: iSchool office
Phone: 330-672-2782
Email: slisinfo@kent.edu

  Library Program website: http://www.kent.edu/iSchool
  • Music Librarianship Coursework Available

    • Special Topics in Music Librarianship (3 graduate credits). Topics covered (vary by instructor): music librarianship music collections, collection development, reference and instruction in music libraries, and cataloging.

  • Professional librarians may enroll in courses

  • Distance learning opportunities for Music Librarians available

    • An eDegree in which students can earn the entire MLIS online is available. Many 1-credit continuing education workshops online, including various technology topics, are offered as well.


McGill University

School of Information Studies
3661 Peel Street
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H3A 1X1

Admissions Contact: Kimiz Dalkir, Director
Phone: 514-398-3368
Email: kimiz.dalkir@mcgill.ca

  Library Program website: https://www.mcgill.ca/sis/home
    • The School educates information professionals and scholars who make a difference to the management and design of information resources, services, and systems. We offer the following academic and professional programs: a Master of Information Studies with areas of specialization in Library Studies, Knowledge Management, Information and Communication Technology, and Archival Studies/Records Management; a PhD in Information Studies; and several Graduate Certificates.

  • Internships and Practicums available

  • Music Librarianship Coursework Available

    • GLIS 692 Music Information Retrieval.
      Overview of foundation, terminology and principles of Music Information Retrieval (MIR) with a focus on the users of MIR systems. Examination of recent developments and applications in MIR. Critical discussion of research methods and findings from user studies in MIR. Application to user studies in Music Information Retrieval.

  • Graduate-level music courses accepted for credit (12)

    • They must be graduate-level courses and approved by the student’s academic advisor as well as the Master’s Graduate Program Director


San Jose State University

School of Library and Information Science
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0029

Admissions Contact: Linda Main, Associate Director
Phone: 408-924-2494
Email: linda.main@sjsu.edu

  Library Program website: http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/
  • Internships and Practicums available

  • Music Librarianship Coursework Available

    • The Music Informatics course is specifically devoted to music. 5 hours of the Cataloging and Classification course are devoted to music materials.

  • Graduate-level music courses accepted for credit (9)


St. Catherine University

Graduate College
School of Business and Professional Studies
MLIS Program/Information Management Department
2004 Randolph Avenue #4125
St. Paul, MN 55105

Admissions Contact: Kristina Sande
Phone: 651-690-6507
Email: kmsande@stkate.edu

  Library Program website: http://www2.stkate.edu/mlis/home
  • Music Librarianship Coursework Available

    • Under Special Topics, content includes the history of music libraries, critical reference sources, music acquisitions, management, cataloging, etc. The actual content and materials vary depending on student interests.


University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Department of Library and Information Studies (DLIS)
Graduate School of Education
534 Baldy Hall
Buffalo NY 14260-1020

Admissions Contact: Ms. Pat Glinski
Phone: 716-645-2110
Email: gse-info@buffalo.edu

  Library Program website: http://gse.buffalo.edu/lis
  Music Program Website: http://www.music.buffalo.edu/
  • Dual Degree Program available

    • Students may enroll simultaneously in the programs in librarianship and music. The MS in Information and Library Science degree requires 36 credit hours; the MA in music history or music theory requires 32 credit hours. Credits may not be shared (“double-counted”) between programs. The program generally requires five semesters and a summer session to complete. Students must be accepted by both the Department of Information and Library Studies and the Music Department.

  • Internships and Practicums available

  • Music Librarianship Coursework Available

    • The following LIS courses deal exclusively with aspects of music librarianship: Music Librarianship and Music Description and Access. Courses may not be offered regularly.

  • Graduate-level music courses accepted for credit (6)

  • Professional librarians may enroll in courses

  • Continuing education students may audit courses


University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies

Box 870252
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Admissions Contact: Dr. Ann Bourne, Assistant Director
Phone: 205-348-1524
Email: abourne@ua.edu

  Library Program website: http://slis.ua.edu/
  • Internships and Practicums available

  • Graduate-level music courses accepted for credit (6)

  • Professional librarians may enroll in courses

  • Distance learning opportunities for Music Librarians available

    • User services, cataloging, archives, digital humanities


University of British Columbia

School of Library, Archival & Information Studies: the iSchool@UBC
470 – 1961 East Mall
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z1
Canada

Admissions Contact: Melissa Nightingale, Student Services Coordinator
Phone: 604-822-2461
Email: ischool.ssc@ubc.ca

  Library Program website: http://www.slais.ubc.ca/
  • Internships and Practicums available

  • Workshops in Music Librarianship available

  • Coursework on music cataloguing and music libraries is offered on an irregular basis.

  • Professional librarians may enroll in courses

  • Continuing education students may audit courses


University of California, Los Angeles

Graduate School of Education & Information Studies
Department of Information Studies
207 GSE&IS
Box 951520
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1520

Admissions Contact: Michelle Maye, Student Affairs Officer
Phone: 310-825-5269
Email: Maye@gseis.ucla.edu

  Library Program website: http://is.gseis.ucla.edu/
  • Internships and Practicums available

  • Graduate-level music courses accepted for credit (8)

    • Up to 8 quarter units of music courses may be taken towards the library degree.

  • Professional librarians may enroll in courses


University of Denver

Ruffatto Hall
Denver, CO 80208

Admissions Contact: Rachel Riley, Admissions Counselor
Phone: 303-871-2509
Email: mce@du.edu

  Library Program website: http://morgridge.du.edu/programs/library-and-information-science/
  • Internships and Practicums available

  • Graduate-level music courses accepted for credit (10)

    • Varies and depends upon student’s expertise and content needs.


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The School of Information Sciences
501 East Daniel Street
Champaign, IL 61820

Admissions Contact: Penny Ames, Admissions and Records Officer
Phone: 800-982-0914
Email: pames@illinois.edu

  Library Program website: http://ischool.illinois.edu/
  • Internships and Practicums available

  • Music Librarianship Coursework Available

    • Course IS530MAO, “Music Librarianship and Bibliography,” is offered in spring semester each year. It can be taken for 2 or 4 credits, and is open to students at the iSchool and at other schools in the WISE (Web-based Information Science Education) consortium (see http://www.wiseeducation.org/). By the end of this course, students should be able to: Identify the skills and training needed to be a music librarian; Recognize the needs of music scholars/performers, including how to provide and assess services to them; Understand the issues surrounding music collections such as how to search for, acquire, organize, describe, assess, conserve, and provide access to those collections; Understand and evaluate the information sources/tools and processes used both by music scholars and librarians.

  • Professional librarians may enroll in courses

  • Continuing education students may audit courses

  • Distance learning opportunities for Music Librarians available

    • Students can complete their degree partially or completely online, including taking classes through the Web-based Information Science Education (WISE) Consortium, a collaboration in online library and information science education that shares access to selected online courses offered by schools in the consortium. “Music Librarianship and Bibliography” is offered online.


University of Iowa

3087 Main Library
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420

Admissions Contact: Carol Ives, Program Administrator
Phone: 319-335-5707
Email: carol-ives@uiowa.edu

  Library Program website: http://www.slis.uiowa.edu/
  • Dual Degree Program available

    • There is no formal dual degree program in music and librarianship. Student needs to apply to both graduate programs and receive permission from the departments to continue in both simultaneously.


University of Kentucky School of Information Science

320 Little Fine Arts Library Building
Lexington, KY 40506

Admissions Contact: Ashley DeWitt, Lecturer/Admissions Coordinator for Library Science
Phone: 859-218-2290
Email: infosci@uky.edu

  Library Program website: http://ci.uky.edu/sis/libsci
  Music Program Website: http://finearts.uky.edu/music
  • Dual Degree Program available

    • 36 credit hour online ALA-accredited master’s program. Our university’s graduate school has the option for students to do dual degrees (share 9 hours between programs). Students interested in this option should speak with the admissions staff for their respective programs of interest before submitting their application.

  • Internships and Practicums available

    • While we do not have a specific course related to music and music librarianship, we do allow students to pursue practicums and an independent study option if they so wish.

  • Graduate-level music courses accepted for credit (0)

    • If a student is dual enrolled, only 9 credits may be shared between two master’s degrees. For traditional library students not enrolled in a dual degree program, up to six hours of cognate area courses may qualify toward the MSLS.

  • Professional librarians may enroll in courses

  • Distance learning opportunities for Music Librarians available

    • Our MSLS degree is available fully online.


University of Missouri

303 Townsend Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

Admissions Contact: Amy Adam, Student Coordinator
Phone: 573-884-1381
Email: sislt@missouri.edu

  Library Program website: http://lis.missouri.edu/
    • Generalist program with opportunities to focus on music librarianship through the practicum and independent study courses.

  • Internships and Practicums available

  • Graduate-level music courses accepted for credit (6)

  • Professional librarians may enroll in courses

  • Continuing education students may audit courses


University of North Carolina at Greensboro

UNCG School of Education – LIS
1300 Spring Garden St. #446
Greensboro, NC 27402

Admissions Contact: Dr. Nora Bird, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Admissions
Phone: 336-256-1313
Email: njbird@uncg.edu

  Library Program website: http://soe.uncg.edu/academics/departments/lis/
  • Internships and Practicums available

  • Music Librarianship Coursework Available

    • Music librarianship

  • Graduate-level music courses accepted for credit (0)

    • Music librarianship
      general introduction

  • Workshops in Music Librarianship available

  • Professional librarians may enroll in courses

  • Continuing education students may audit courses

  • Distance learning opportunities for Music Librarians available

    • Music librarianship class


University of North Texas

College of Information
Department of Information Science
1155 Union Circle #311068
Denton, TX 76203-5017

Admissions Contact: Office of Admissions & Advising
Phone: 940-565-2445
Email: CI-Advising@unt.edu

  Library Program website: http://informationscience.unt.edu/ms-majoring-library-science
  Music Program Website: http://informationscience.unt.edu/ms-ls-music-librarianship
  • Library Science Degree with Music Concentration

  • Internships and Practicums available

  • Music Librarianship Coursework Available

    • INFO 5367, Music Librarianship & Information Services: This class covers a wide range of topics designed to equip students with the skills necessary for working in and managing a music library. Students will gain experience with the essential bibliographic tools of music libraries and learn about the history of music librarianship in the United States and its major figures. Reference assignments will familiarize students with the variety of challenges encountered in answering library patrons’ questions. Students will become familiar with the authoritative editions of works by major composers, and with the important journals in the field of music librarianship. Other subjects covered include special collections, digitization and metadata, cataloging, collection development, and outreach.

  • Graduate-level music courses accepted for credit (3)

    • Students may take MUMH 5010 – Introduction to Research in Music or INFO 5080 – Research Methods and Analysis. Other alternative elective courses may be selected from the catalog or transferred from other programs with the approval of the academic advisor.

  • Workshops in Music Librarianship available

  • Music Cataloging Institute, every summer.

  • Professional librarians may enroll in courses

  • Continuing education students may audit courses


University of Pittsburgh

Library and Information Science
School of Computing and Information
135 North Bellefield Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Admissions Contact: Debbie Day, Program Support Specialist
Phone: 412-624-9420
Email: dday@sis.pitt.edu

  Library Program website: http://www.ischool.pitt.edu/lis/
  • Internships and Practicums available

  • Music Librarianship Coursework Available

    • Individual Research: Up to two individual research projects related to music librarianship, music bibliography, or a related area, can be arranged.

  • Graduate-level music courses accepted for credit (6)

  • Professional librarians may enroll in courses

  • Continuing education students may audit courses

  • Distance learning opportunities for Music Librarians available

    • Distance learning opportunities are available. Some of the courses available to on-campus students are available to distance students. The same material is covered. Most of the courses are offered at least once each academic year. (EXCEPTION: Core/required courses in the Archives and Information Science specialization are not available online.)


University of Toronto, Faculty of Information

140 St. George St.
Toronto, ON, M5S3G6
Canada

Admissions Contact: Andrea DiBiase, Recruitment & Admissions Officer
Phone: 416-978-7121
Email: andrea.dibiase@utoronto.ca

  Library Program website: http://ischool.utoronto.ca/
  • Library Science Degree with Music Concentration

    • Library and information professionals have expertise in accessing, analyzing, organizing, evaluating, preserving, researching and presenting information found in all types of formats. They are no longer solely concerned with books, as they are responsible for managing digital data and various new modes of information. While academic librarians work in academic institutions and public librarians are employed at public libraries, other information professionals are working in corporations, law firms, and government institutions in a variety of roles. For example, prospect researchers are working in development or advancement offices on researching and identifying donor prospects, who are individuals, corporations or foundations. Information professionals are the experts we need in the information age. The Master of Information (MI) program is accredited by the American Library Association.

  • Internships and Practicums available

  • Graduate-level music courses accepted for credit (4)

    • Students may take up to four graduate-level half-courses (2.0 FCE) in other SGS divisions, including the music department.

  • Professional librarians may enroll in courses

  • Continuing education students may audit courses


University of Washington

Information School
Mary Gates Hall, Suite 370
Box 352840
Seattle, WA 98195-2840

Admissions Contact: iSchool Student Services
Phone: 206-685-9937
Email: mlis@uw.edu

  Library Program website: http://ischool.uw.edu/mlis
  • Internships and Practicums available

  • Graduate-level music courses accepted for credit (21)

    • Library school students may take up to 21 credits of graduate-level music courses, but the courses must be pre-approved and applicable to the MLIS degree (i.e., ethnomusicology).


University of Western Ontario

Faculty of Information and Media Studies
FIMS & Nursing Building, Room 2050
The University of Western Ontario
London, ON
CANADA
N6A 5B9

Admissions Contact: Brandi Borman, Manager, Graduate Student Services
Phone: 519-661-2111 x88494
Email: bborman@uwo.ca

  Library Program website: http://www.fims.uwo.ca/programs/graduate_programs/
  • Music Librarianship Coursework Available

    • LIS 9677 (Fall 2017) Special Topic: Introduction to Music Librarianship

  • Graduate-level music courses accepted for credit (0)

    • Upon receiving permission from the Associate Dean.


University of Wisconsin-Madison Information School

4217 Helen C. White
600 N. Park St
Madison, WI 53706

Admissions Contact: Tanya Hendricks Cobb, Student Services
Phone: 608-263-2909
Email: student-services@slis.wisc.edu

  Library Program website: https://slis.wisc.edu/
  • Dual Degree Program available

    • The iSchool Music double degree prepares students to work as music librarians or music digital resource managers, particularly for positions that require a stronger scholarly music background than a BA in music. Graduating students might be employed in educational, cultural heritage, or commercial environments working with both physical and digital materials. Examples might include: music librarian at an academic institution, librarian or audio resource manager at a museum, or digital audio asset manager for a commercial organization.

      Students completing the double degree program would earn both degrees.


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

School of Information Studies
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee WI 53201-0413

Admissions Contact: M. Linda Barajas, Admissions Coordinator
Phone: 414-229-4707
Email: barajas@uwm.edu

  Library Program website: http://www.uwm.edu/sois
  Music Program Website: http://uwm.edu/arts/music/graduate/
  • Library Science Degree with Music Concentration

  • Dual Degree Program available

    • A coordinated degree program in music librarianship is offered, combining the MM degree (with a concentration in music history and literature) with the MLIS degree. A total of 54 credits is required, 24 credits in music and 30 in library and information science. Students must meet all admission requirements of the School of Information Studies, the Music Department (Peck School of the Arts), and the Graduate School.

  • Internships and Practicums available

  • Music Librarianship Coursework Available

    • Courses designed specifically for the music librarianship curriculum are Music Librarianship, Music Cataloging, and Fieldwork in Library and Information Services.

  • Professional librarians may enroll in courses

  • Continuing education students may audit courses

  • Distance learning opportunities for Music Librarians available

    • Distance learning opportunities are available for MLIS courses only. All courses in the music department are offered onsite only.


Valdosta State University

Department of Library and Information Studies
Dewar College of Education and Human Services
Valdosta State University
1500 N. Patterson St.
Valdosta, GA 31698

Admissions Contact: Linda R. Most, Ph.D., Associate Professor & Department Head
Phone: 229-245-6534
Email: lrmost@valdosta.edu

  Library Program website: https://www.valdosta.edu/colleges/education/master-of-library-and-information-science/
  • Internships and Practicums available