James Alberts finished his M.L.S. at the University of Maryland in May of 2001, and started work as Catalog Librarian at the Curtis Institute on July 5th. He is working primarily with gift collections as well as many of the new scores and monographs. James is thrilled to be at Curtis and grateful to Alice Lasota, head of the Music/AV Cataloging Unit at Maryland, for her guidance. James received his bachelor's and master's degrees in double bass from the University of Michigan in 1993 and 1995. He then went on to Brandeis University where he received the M.F.A in music history in 1998, did some work toward the Ph.D., and worked in the library. James' personal interest in music includes playing the viola da gamba and recorder, and American folk music, especially the fretted dulcimer.
John Anderies joined the Haverford College library staff in January of 2001 where he serves as their Music Librarian. Previously, John was at the Cook Music Library at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he served most recently as Acting Head of User Services. At Indiana, John oversaw the daily digitizing operations for the VARIATIONS project, Indiana's digital music library, and served on the advisory committee for the project. John's M.L.S and Ph.D. course work in musicology are also from Indiana.
Donna Fournier was Haverford College's Music Librarian (1989-2000) and is now their Coordinator for User Services and Collections/Associate Librarian of the College. Previous to Haverford, she was a Music Cataloger at Yale University and the Music Library Assistant at Connecticut College. Her M.L.S comes from Southern Connecticut State University, her M.A. in music history from West Chester University, and her B.A. from Connecticut College. Donna serves the MLA Atlantic Chapter as chapter chair through the Fall of 2002.
Anne Harlow is currently a Reference Librarian and the Performing Arts Subject Specialist at the Paley Library of Temple University in Philadelphia. Previous positions were as Reference Librarian at the Curtis Institute of Music and Music Cataloger and music library webmaster at Rowan University. She received her M.S.L.S. from Drexel University and her B.Mus. from Temple University. Anne has been involved with MLA chapter work for some time as she was the compiler and editor of the MLA Pennsylvania Chapter's first directory. On the personal side, Anne has strong interests in all things French, medieval history, and ballroom dancing.
Robert Lipartito was appointed Technical Services Librarian at the Music Branch Library at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ as of February 2001. Bob's duties at his new position include cataloging of all music materials, development and implementation of cataloging policy and procedures, and catalog maintenance. He also acts as collection development liaison to the university's Speech, Theatre, and Dance Department. Bob has previously worked for the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and the Free Library of Philadelphia. He spent the year of 2000 cataloging scores and manuscripts in the Leopold Stokowski Collection at the University of Pennsylvania. Bob's appointment marks his return to Rowan where he graduated as a music education major in 1977 while it was still Glassboro State College. He later went on to earn his master's degree in tuba at the Manhattan School of Music, and eventually his M.L.S at Queens College, CUNY.
Elisa Paul Burggraf works in the Music and Recreation Division at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library of the District of Columbia Public Library. She came to this position directly after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with an M.L.S. in 1999. Elisa has also studied at the Pennsylvania State University (M.A. in musicology) and the University of Utah (B.Mus.). Originally from Utah, she spent the past six years in the East and has loved every moment. She has especially enjoyed Washington with its many museums, monuments, and other cultural and historical activities. The "Burggraf" part of Elisa's name is a new as of this past January. Congratulations Elisa!
Katia Strieck joined the Free Library of Philadelphia as a Music Cataloger in June 2000. Born and raised in northern Ontario, Katia received her M.L.I.S. from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and her M.A. (Musicology) from McGill University in Montreal. Some of the special projects she is currently working on are to catalog the Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music and the sheet music collection. Still keeping her on her musical toes, Katia sings with the Mendelssohn Club Choir and plays violin in the Orchestra Society of Philadelphia.
Many of you may have just read an invitation to attend the Fall meeting of the Music Library Atlantic Chapter that I posted on ATMLA-L. This message is for those of you who do not subscribe to the listserv.
Jane Penner and Mary Prendergast from the University of Virginia have put together an excellent program for our Fall meeting on October 5-6, 2001. We will have one session called "Playing and Collecting Traditional Music" and another called "Digital Frontiers for Music Collections." We will also have our business meeting as well as opportunities to explore local restaurants, wineries, tourist attractions, and concerts. All the details as well as a printable registration form are available on this chapter website.
Meeting registration automatically renews your chapter membership. I hope that you can make this meeting but if that is not possible then I hope that you will renew your membership as it will allow you to vote in our upcoming election.
I hope that you have had a great summer and look forward to seeing many of you in the Fall.
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