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Thursday, May 5 • 13:15 - 14:15
The New Music Library at the UofM LIMITED

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The Eckhardt-Gramatté Music Library at the University of Manitoba moved into its new home in the Taché Arts Complex in August 2015. This exciting event was the culmination of seven years of planning. This presentation will review the relationships between people, systems, and collections that contributed to the success of the building project, and that will lead to future success in the new space.

During the seven-year planning process, which began in 2008, we navigated a steep learning curve as we developed relationships with the architects and project managers, created and maintained connections with our stakeholders (students, faculty, library staff, benefactors, library administrators), and projected changing collections, technology, and systems.

During the move, which happened in August 2015, we developed relationships with movers, the construction company, tradespeople, campus IT staff, part-time staff, volunteers from other units. We revised our shelving plan for the collection several times on the fly.

After the move, it was over a month before we re-opened to the public. During this post-move phase, we considered signage, service policies and procedures, outreach to patrons to keep them informed of our progress, and myriad daily staff processes to maximize our new workspace. Our new space is 2.5 times the size of the old library, with nearly 3 times the seating for students. All the professors, undergraduate and graduate students in music are located in the same building as the library. We now have room to build the collection, to use the space in innovative ways, and opportunities to collaborate with our community.

Speakers
avatar for Lorna Cameron

Lorna Cameron

Lorna Cameron has been a library assistant at the Eckhardt-Gramatté Music Library  for 14 years. Previously, she worked as a library technician at the International Institute for Sustainable Development and at the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Studies. She holds a diploma... Read More →
avatar for Janneka Guise

Janneka Guise

Janneka Guise has been the head of the Eckhardt-Gramatté Music Library since 2007.  She holds an MLIS (U Alberta) and an MMus in Music Theory (Western University).  Prior to joining U Manitoba, she had professional positions at the University of Toronto, Red Deer College, Washburn... Read More →
avatar for Mikaela Oldenkamp

Mikaela Oldenkamp

Mikaela Oldenkamp has been a library assistant at the University of Manitoba’s Eckhardt-Gramatté Music Library since September 2011. She holds a diploma in Library and Information Technology and a Bachelor of Arts. Mikaela served as President of the Manitoba Association of Library... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2016 13:15 - 14:15
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