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Mark McKnight

(b Pasadena, CA). American librarian. She received the BA (1964) in English literature at Holy Names University, Oakland, California with additional study at San Francisco State University and University of Florence. Following a tour of duty in Nigeria as a Peace Corps volunteer (1965–7), she received her MSLS (1969) from the University of Southern California. From 1969 to 1976 she was employed at the U.S. Department of the Interior Library in a variety of capacities. Since 1976 she has worked at the Library of Congress, serving as chief of a number of divisions, including Cataloging-in-Publication, MARC Editorial, Social Sciences Cataloging, and Special Materials Cataloging, as well as served as coordinator of the Whole Book Cataloging Project. In 2005 she was appointed chief of the Music Division, where she has led a staff of 75 in a number of initiatives to increase access both online and on-site, including digitization of a wide array of special collections, retrospective conversion of the card catalog, preservation and security, and community outreach through such innovative projects as the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song as a way of establishing ties with creators of popular music....

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Daniel Zager

(Taiko)

(b Los Angeles, CA, May 12, 1916; d Pittsford, NY, Feb 26, 2005). American music librarian. She studied at the University of Southern California (BM in piano 1937, BA in English 1939, MA in English 1941, MM in musicology 1942) and at the University of Rochester (PhD in musicology 1952). Because the family was of Japanese descent, they were forced to leave their California home in April 1942 and were eventually relocated to Colorado for the duration of World War II. In September 1942 Watanabe was invited by Howard Hanson to study at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. She began work toward the doctorate in musicology and took a student job in Sibley Music Library, where she was appointed to a full-time position as head of circulation in 1944. In 1946 Hanson appointed her to the music history faculty and made her acting librarian; the permanent position as librarian followed in ...

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Paula Morgan

(b Leavenworth, KS, July 23, 1906; d Mitchellville, MD, July 27, 1991). American music librarian and musicologist . He was educated at the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester, where he received the BMus in 1927 and the MMus in 1928. He joined the staff of the Library of Congress in 1937 as assistant chief of the music division and from 1972 until his retirement in 1976 served as chief of the division.

Waters wrote numerous articles and reviews on 19th-century Romanticism, especially the music and writings of Liszt. His other interests included American folk music and music history. He wrote on important books and manuscripts in the music division of the Library of Congress and, from 1951, frequently discussed the library's music acquisitions in its Quarterly Journal. From 1934 to 1947 he was compiler of the ‘Quarterly Book-List’ for the Musical Quarterly.

‘John Sullivan Dwight, First American Critic of Music’, ...

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Mark McKnight

(b Ridgway, PA, Dec 3, 1941). American music librarian. She studied organ at North Park College, Chicago (BM 1965) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (MM 1967), and received her graduate degree in library science from Rosary College in River Forest, Illinois (MALS 1973). She held various teaching and church positions in Louisiana, Ohio, and Illinois (1967–76) before her long and distinguished library career. She was Fine Arts Librarian at Evanston, Illinois, Public Library (1972–3) and music cataloger at Northwestern University (1973–6), before joining the University of Texas, Austin, where she served as Head of Music Cataloging from 1976 until her retirement in 2003.

Weidow was instrumental in the founding of the Music OCLC Users Group (MOUG) in 1977, and organized the OCLC Enhance program for music materials and the Library of Congress Name Authority Cooperative Organization (NACO) project for music. She served as MOUG Treasurer (...

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J. Bradford Young

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(b Newark, NJ, June 29, 1953). American music librarian and administrator. He attended the University of Pennsylvania (BA in English, 1975), Rutgers University (MLS, 1976), and the Ohio State University (MA in Education, 1981). He began working for the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) in 1982. Currently a consulting database specialist and quality control expert, he now serves as OCLC Liaison to the Music Library Association and to the Music OCLC Users Group (MOUG). He has been an advocate for the improvement of music cataloging standards as well as an educator and writer. His manual on MARC coding for music (2001) is the standard text, and he also publishes a column for the MOUG Newsletter. His work has significantly raised the level of bibliographic control for music in the United States. In 2004 he received the MOUG Distinguished Service Award.

Music coding and tagging...

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Marie McCarthy

(b Alton, IL, Oct 16, 1938). American music educator, scholar, librarian and archivist. He obtained degrees in music education from the University of Michigan (BM 1960, MM 1964, PhD 1973). He was hired by the University of Maryland, College Park in 1968 and served there until his retirement in 2004 as Librarian IV. He was assistant professor of music and curator of the Music Educators National Conference Historical Center (1968–79), curator of Special Collections in Music (1979–94), acting head of the Music Library (1994–5), and head of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library (1995–2004). As curator and archivist of Special Collections in Music, Wilson built a collection that encompassed a full spectrum of archival documentation for music education, performance, scholarship, and cultural history. Beginning in the mid-1990s, he led the transformation of the institution’s Music Library into the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, expanding the collections to incorporate the fields of dance and theatre. In his career as a librarian, he championed the development and maintenance of archival and special collections. In his professional and scholarly activity, he fostered the study of music education history, providing guidance and support for scholars in that field....

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Paula Morgan

(b Washington, DC, Nov 3, 1932; d New York, April 28, 1988). American music librarian and bibliographer. After attending Pomona College (BA 1954), he studied at the University of California, Berkeley (MLS 1957) and at Princeton University (MFA 1960). He was music librarian at the University of Illinois from ...

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Mark McKnight

(b Lakehurst, NJ, Nov 3, 1951). American music librarian. He studied music history and literature at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec (BMus 1974) and received graduate degrees in library science from Emory University (MLS 1976) and in music history and literature from Southern Illinois University (MMus 1984). He did doctoral work in library and information science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1980–86). After holding music cataloging positions at Southern Illinois University (1976–8), University of Houston (1978–9), and the University of Illinois (1979–86), he was appointed Music Technical Services Librarian at the University of Pennsylvania, a position he has held since 1986. He has also taught courses in cataloging, classification, and subject analysis at the University of Illinois, Emory University, and Drexel University.

As a member of the Music Library Association and the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association, Young has been active in a number of initiatives related to cataloging, subject analysis, description, and access. His writings include a thematic catalog of the music of Robert Valentine and numerous essays, articles, and reviews on music bibliography and cataloging. In ...

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Jim Farrington

(b Wisconsin Rapids, WI, May 9, 1951). American music librarian and musicologist. He studied music at the University of Wisconsin–Madison (BM 1973, MA 1974) and musicology at the University of Minnesota (MA 1977, PhD 1985), then served as music librarian and assistant professor of music at Pennsylvania State University (1983–87) before becoming conservatory librarian and lecturer in musicology at Oberlin Conservatory of Music (1987–97), overseeing an expansion of the conservatory library. He was an associate professor of church music and music history at Concordia University, Chicago (1997–98), before returning as music librarian and adjunct associate professor of music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1999–2000). In 2000 he became the fourth head of the Sibley Music Library at the Eastman School of Music in its 100-year history; he also serves as associate professor of musicology. Zager was editor of ...