Stories and lessons from the world’s leading opera, orchestra librarians, and music archivists Patrick Lo, Robert Sutherland, Wei-En Su, Russ Girsberger


Do you know what the day-to-day life of a music performance librarian looks like?

In 25 interviews from orchestra and opera librarians in North and South America, the editors show that the profession of a “music performance librarian carries absolutely no or very little relation to the ‘normal’ connotations of being a librarian”. Individual professionals from institutions with worldwide reputation discuss their daily tasks and duties around performance librarianship and unveil the mostly unconventional educational and professional paths that led them to being a music performance librarian.

Besides offering interesting insights in a profession mostly defined by invisibility, the book also presents valuable information for youth wishing to become music performance librarians.

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