Celebrating Collaboration @ UNCP: The Mary Livermore Library and the Music Resource Center Experience

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Meggan Hollis, Web Information Coordinator (Creator)
David Young, Research Services Librarian (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
Web Site: http://www.uncp.edu/academics/library

Abstract: Since many academic institutions have one or more specialty libraries outside of the main library – music libraries being one of the most common – it is often necessary for the staff in each location to work together. The music resource center at UNC Pembroke functions as a small “satellite” branch of the main library and shares the same management software system. The catalog librarian in the main library collaborates closely with the music librarian to ensure that all new acquisitions are catalogued into the shared ILS system correctly and efficiently; he also updates any materials in the system that may have incorrect data or information. It is important for specialty libraries on university campuses to have some relationship with the main library, even if they function separately, and having a liaison makes this easier. Without our library liaison, the music library would have less accountability and support; our students would have far less access.

Additional Information

2017 North Carolina Library Association (NCLA) 62nd Biennial Conference
Language: English
Date: 2017
Libraries, Cataloging, Musical Instruments, Music Resources, Shared Catalogs, Online Library Catalogs, Poster Presentations
Music in universities and colleges
Academic libraries – Relations with faculty and curriculum

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