Blog topic: Music

Tamar Barzel, new head of the music library at Stanford

New Head of the Stanford Music Library and Archive of Recorded Sound

July 14, 2021

I am thrilled to announce that the Stanford Music Library has a new Head Librarian, Tamar Barzel. Tamar arrived at Stanford on July 1 after having spent the last three years as Assistant Research Scholar at New York University Libraries where she developed the music holdings in the Downtown Collection. Prior to arriving at NYU, Tamar was on the music faculty at Wellesley College, where she directed the ethnomusicology program and taught courses in jazz, popular music and field methods.

The exterior of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.

Music Library Association confers with the Theatre Library Association, March 2021

March 23, 2021
by Ray Heigemeir

Music and theatre librarians across the US and Canada gathered virtually in March to listen, learn, discuss, debate, decide, and attend to the business of our professions. The opening plenary session set the tone for many of the presentations to follow. “Anti-racist performing arts librarianship” was the topic insightfully addressed by our guest speakers, Dr. Dwandalyn Reece, Curator of Music and Performing Arts at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture, and Dr.

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