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Creating a New Music Library

Welcome to the blog for the new Music Library at Elizabeth City State University! This blog will be an ongoing chronicle of our journey to create a new Music Library space for ECSU. The Music Library is a satellite of the main library on campus, the G.R. Little Library. It is housed in the Music Department in the Fine Arts Building. The main objectives of the ECSU Music Library are to provide more specialized reference help and materials to the Music Department and to satisfy NASM accreditation.

When we started, the room was basically a storage room for scores and donated items. An interim Music Librarian was able to sort through the items, weed out items damaged beyond repair and organize the remaining items on the shelves so that they may be browsed by students and faculty. There will be more posts from the interim Librarian on this soon.

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You will see from the picture that at this point the room has 6 computer cubicles and a circulation desk. We also have 10 tall shelves, with space overhead for oversized items, a media cabinet behind the circ desk, and 2 rolling carts.

None of the materials in the Music Library are catalogued. The next step is to move catalogued items from the G.R. Little Library here to get the Music Library up and running as fast as possible. Plans are also under way to slightly change the configuration of the room to provide more group study space. I will be going into physical development in the next post.

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