Music Library, 14E-109 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA 02139-4307 Forrest Larson, Circulation and Reserves Assistant, 617-253-5689 Christina Moore, Sr. Assistant & Processing Assistant, 617-253-5689 Peter Munstedt, Music Librarian, 617-253-5636 Music Library Home Page: http://libraries.mit.edu/music
The renovated library will feature a newly-built mezzanine with 22 listening carrels, a listening lounge, a small group listening room, a conference room, and a computer room with interactive multimedia CD-ROM stations. The library's books, printed music, and sound recordings will be housed in compact shelving (which moves on tracks). This shelving will allow the collection to expand well into the 21st century. Other highlights include a climate controlled special collections room, a journal reading area, an electric keyboard, a photocopy machine, and expanded study space. Renovation work is scheduled to begin in late May with the completion in time for the fall semester. During the summer, the collection will be placed in storage and therefore will not be accessible. Extended check-outs after mid-April will be allowed in order to accomodate patrons needing books and scores over the summer. (Sorry, this will not include any recordings.) Other Boston-area music libraries will offer their assistance to MIT library patrons during this time. And to answer your other question: no, the staff is not taking three months off, but will be working hard at a variety of projects in an effort to have things ready when we reopen. We can't wait!
For more information concerning the renovation, contact Peter Munstedt at 253-5636.
Check our home page soon for photographs from this year's contest. We hope you will plan to join us next year, when contestants can make their entrances down the stairway in the new library!
Q: Why are harps like elderly parents?
A: Both are unforgiving and hard to get in and out of cars.
Q: What do you call a trombonist with a beeper?
A: An optimist.
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