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Music Reference Skills for Every Librarian: Home

This guide contains information on resources covered during the ALA Editions e-course.

PowerPoint Slides:

You can download the PowerPoint slides from the reference workshop below.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will:

•Name the questions to ask in a music reference interview.
•Identify the most common formats for music materials.
•Recognize the difficulties in finding songs (popular and classical) and instrumental music, and how to overcome them,
•Describe components that are used in a classical music title.
•Recognize the difficulties in finding world music.
•Name free internet sites (and paid electronic resources like WorldCat) to use in answering music reference questions.
•List basic music reference materials that your library may want to purchase.

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