Instruction For Class and Studio
Workshops and Orientations
Varied workshops and sessions make up a collection of course-integrated instruction modules designed to help Faculty, Undergraduate and Graduate music students, and non-music majors develop foundational skills in music information literacy. The list includes a broad spectrum of approaches to music research. Examples include Researching Opera Roles, Informed Performance, Writing for Conductors, and using Collected Works.
All are meant as supplements to your class. Most provide a framework upon which we, together, can create a curriculum particularly suited to your class, seminar, studio or other purpose. They may also be further developed to create a more thorough curriculum for higher level research.
Additionally, several types of Library Orientations are offered where the basic use of the library and its systems and services are highlighted. These are particularly appropriate for Transfer and First Year students. We are happy to come to your class to offer a 40 minute session or feel free to bring your class to one of the many Drop-in Sessions offered throughout the semester.
Course Reserves and Media Integration
All Faculty may place personal material and material FROM ANY JMU LIBRARY on reserve in the Music Library using this form. We offer loan periods of 4hrs in library for personal items and 4hrs to overnight use for library owned items.
The Music Library provides technical assistance for the almost unlimited options that you have to provide materials to your students. Examples include..
- Placing digital items directly into your Canvas course
- Creating Spotify playlists or playlists in any of our services like Naxos, Smithsonian Music Online, or Medici.tv–and embedding players in Canvas
- Sharing a playlist from your JMU desktop
- Ripping and sharing tracks in cloud storage or directly in Canvas
- Audio format conversion (e.g. LP to digital)
- And more
Provide Learning Materials
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service for requesting materials not available in JMU Libraries’ collections from other libraries and document delivery vendors. This includes items that are checked out, lost or missing.
All JMU students, faculty, and staff with a valid JMU e-ID are eligible for Interlibrary Loan services.
The Music Library, as part of JMU Libraries, welcomes suggestions from patrons for new books, videos, CDs, scores, journals, collected works titles, online resources, and more. While you may contact us directly, to avoid errors and expedite your request, please use the Music Library form for Music Library Faculty and Staff
JMU Libraries, including the Music Library can help you in your Scholarly and Creative endeavors. Helping find repertoire, identify editions, locate and secure articles, books and other information sources. The list, below, will give you some ideas how we might partner with you.
- Help identifying opportunities for sharing research
- Understanding copyright, performers, authors/composers, and mechanical rights
- Using or creating open educational resources (OER)
- Managing research data
- Using the many collaborative and citation apps
- Getting material for your research through ILL and purchase
- Helping navigate the many apps that JMU Libraries offers of dissemination and creation of research
The Music Library and The Makery offer loans of digital, video, and other electronic equipment to JMU Students, Faculty, Staff, and Affiliate borrowers on our equipment loans pages.
Accessories and Kits
The Music Library as well as other libraries locations loan computer accessories, such as headphones, power supplies, and display adapters, and more. These should be returned to the library location from which they were checked out. Overdue fines will be applied accordingly.
Course Design and Technology Integration
Fill out this Consultation Form to be contacted by a JMU Libraries Instructional Designer or Technologist for in-depth consultation and collaboration on course design, technology integration, and technology training for instruction
Or start with a consultation with the Music Librarian if your not sure
Still have questions?
Email the music library for any additional questions