Courses in Music Librarianship

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.


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 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 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 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-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.