Did You Know…

…Edward Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance March no.1 in D Major – the perennial favorite of graduation ceremonies – was first performed at Yale University in 1906? According to the Yale Bulletin & Calendar archives, additional schools adopted the march for their ceremonies over the next decade, including Princeton, Chicago, and Columbia. By the 1920s, the […]

Five Questions with Katie Buehner

katie buehner in her office

1. Where did you grow up? I grew up in Rochester, NY not far from the Eastman Theater/Eastman School of Music. One of my first musical experiences outside of church was a visit to the Eastman for a rehearsal of the Rochester Philharmonic. My fifth grade class got to sit on the stage with the […]

Silver Linings from a Library Move

Editor’s note: In light of the MLA board’s letter to Dartmouth, it seemed fitting to elaborate upon the branch closure I referenced in Newsletter 208. Advocacy is a delicate balancing act, and while branch consolidations can pose significant drawbacks, they can also bring benefits in the appropriate context. In May 2020, I was informed our […]

Session Summary: Provider-Neutral Cataloging for Digital Scores

At the MLA/TLA 2021 conference, Chuck Peters (Indiana University) and Keith Knop (University of Georgia) discussed policies and guidelines to consider when creating provider-neutral bibliographic records for digital scores. Provider-neutral records are a critical solution for cataloging the growing number of online resources, photocopies, and print-on-demand reproductions of identical resources. Chuck opened the session by […]

First-Time Attendee

I have been honored to work with the Theatre Library Association (TLA) since 2003 and I am thrilled to be its current President. TLA was founded in 1937 and MLA was founded in 1931, so both associations have a long history. We have a lot in common and TLA was very honored when MLA invited […]