Fall 2013 chapter meeting details

December 5, 2013

Dear GNYMLA members,

Here is the final information on the Fall 2013 chapter meeting:

GNYMLA Fall Chapter Meeting
Friday, 12/13/13
1-3:30pm

Room 6421
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/FcDn0

Sign in at lobby desk, take elevators to 6th floor, and look for
posted directions to the meeting room.

Agenda:
– Presentation on the “Music in Gotham” project (John Graziano + Jennifer Wilson, CUNY)
– Other member presentations
– Chapter business meeting + announcements

NOTE: I’d appreciate it if you can RSVP to me by email, at patterson@columbia.edu, so we can get a rough head count.

All members are welcome! If you need to renew your GNYMLA chapter membership, please use the PayPal link at:

http://gnymla.wordpress.com/membership-information/
(it’s in the lower right of the page)

Best, /Nick (GNYMLA chapter chair)

Save the date: Spring/Summer Meeting set for Wednesday, June 26th, 9:30am

June 1, 2013

Dear GNYMLA members,

The spring/summer meeting of the Greater New York MLA chapter will be held on Wednesday, Jun 26, 2012, at 9:30am, at Columbia University. Coffee and refreshments will be served at 9:30, and the meeting will begin at 10:00am. I’ve blocked out up until 1pm for the meeting, but it may end earlier, depending on final number of presentations.

Barbara Haws and Mitchell Brodsky, of the NY Philharmonic archives (http://archives.nyphil.org), have generously offered to make a presentation to the group. I’ll provide a brief overview of the archives of the Creative Music Studio, which are currently being accessioned by Columbia (http://www.creativemusicfoundation.org/cms-archive-project.html). Other additional short presentations may be added. A short business meeting will follow, and we’ll have an informal lunch meeting in the area for any interested members. Further details on the meeting’s final agenda, with a more specific timetable and directions to the even, will follow soon.

I hope to see many of you there for what is sure to be an interesting presentation. I’m also hoping to get your input on what activities and direction the GNYMLA chapter can take over the next year. Bring any ideas on what the chapter can do to enhance the work of our members.

Please send me any items you might like to see on the agenda. There will also be an opportunity to check/update your membership at the meeting, if needed, although I encourage you to do this in advance. You can do this using the PayPal link in the righthand sidebar of all pages on this site.

It would be helpful if you can RSVP, simply by emailing me at patterson@columbia.edu, so we have an idea about head-count. Hope to see you all soon!

Nick Patterson
GNYMLA Chair

Fall Meeting date: Friday, Dec 14th, 10:30am, at the Library for the Performing Arts

December 3, 2012

Dear GNYMLA members,

The fall meeting of the Greater New York MLA chapter will be held on Friday, Dec 14, 2012, at 10:30am, at NYPL’s Library for the Performing Arts. We will meet inside the entrance to the Library for the Performing Arts at Amsterdam Ave. and W. 65th St.

Jonathan Hiam, the Curator of the American Music Collection and the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, has generously offered to make a presentation to the group. A short business meeting will follow, and we’ll have an informal lunch meeting in the area for any interested members. Further details on the meeting agenda will follow shortly.

I hope to see many of you there for what is sure to be an interesting presentation. I’m also hoping to get your input on what activities and direction the GNYMLA chapter can take over the next year. Bring any ideas on what the chapter can do to enhance the work of our members.

Please send me any items you might like to see on the agenda. There will also be an opportunity to check/update your membership at the meeting, if needed. You can also do this using the PayPal link in the righthand sidebar

It would be helpful if you can RSVP, simply by emailing me at patterson@columbia.edu, so we have an idea about head-count. Hope to see you all soon!

Nick Patterson
GNYMLA Chair

Meeting Minutes for June 26, 2012

September 7, 2012

On June 26 the GNYMLA met at the NYPL Service Center located in Long Island City.  After our business meeting, we got a tour of the archival processing facilities and the book sorter. Video of the book sorter has been posted on our facebook page.  Thanks to Sally Bauer (Vice-Chair) for putting this tour together; it was a highly informative and entertaining meeting. This was especially true for those of us thinking about offering request and branch delivery
services at our own libraries.
The business meeting was short but focused on two topics:

We plan to hold elections for the Chair of the GNYMLA sometime in August.  Please contact the nominating committee chair (Kenneth Kauffman, kkauffman@rider.edu) if you would like to run. The elections will be done electronically, as they were done last year.

A link to the 2012-2013 membership form has been made available here, on the GNYMLA home page. This is also a reminder that you can now save a stamp and pay with PayPal. More information on this is linked to the membership page.

Thanks,

Andrew Toulas

GNYMLA Chair

Meeting Minutes for Feb 17, 2012 (MLA 2012, Dallas, TX) Posted

March 2, 2012

Minutes from the GNYMLA Chapter meeting on Feb 17, 2012, at MLA 2012 in Dallas, have been posted at this link (you can also navigate to them (and previous minutes) under “Meeting Minutes” in the right-hand sidebar of the home page.)

Meeting Minutes for Spring/Summer Meeting Posted

July 20, 2011

Hi,

The meeting minutes for the Spring/Summer meeting have been posted, at this link. You can also navigate to them under “Meeting Minutes” in the right-hand sidebar.

PayPal option now available for membership renewals

June 3, 2011

There is now the option to use PayPal to renew your GNYMLA annual membership. The new membership year begins on July 1, 2011, so please renew now. Full details are available on the membership information page (or, just use the PayPal link on the bottom right sidebar, if you prefer).

Spring/Summer Chapter Meeting Information

May 12, 2011

The Spring/Summer meeting of the Greater New York chapter of the Music Library Association will be held on Wednesday, June 8th, at the Morgan Library in New York City, from 10:30am-1:00pm. The Morgan Library is at 225 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016, (212) 685-0008. Click this link for a map.

The meeting will start with a tour, followed by a presentation in the Education Center.

It will be helpful to have a head count of planned attendees, so, please RSVP to Barbara Walzer, Vice-Chair, (bwalzer@sarahlawrence.edu) if you plan on attending.

The GNYMLA business meeting will follow. Andy Toulas (Chair) will send out further details on the full agenda. Please note: discussion of the election of the next slate of Officers is on the agenda, as well as some proposed revisions to the By-Laws of the chapter, so please attend and participate in the discussions and any votes that may be held – the chapter needs your participation!

Lastly – a new membership year will begin as of the end of June. Please renew your membership for the 2011-12 year. I will be accepting cash and checks for membership renewals at the meeting.

No formal plans for lunch after the meeting have been made; details on on informal lunch plans and possible venues will be forthcoming.

Hope to see many of you at the meeting!

Nick Patterson
Sec’y-Treasurer

Minutes up from Feb 10, 2011 meeting

March 31, 2011

Hello all,

The minutes for the GNYMLA chapter meeting, at MLA 2011 in Philadelphia, have been posted at this link. Please comment on that page, or on the listserv, with any corrections, additions, etc.

/Nick Patterson (sec’y-treasurer)

Discussion of GNYMLA chapter’s executive structure @ MLA 2011

February 7, 2011

Hello GNYMLA members,

Please note that there will be a discussion of the GNYMLA chapter’s executive structure and length of terms for officers, at the upcoming chapter business meeting, which will take place on Thursday, 2/10 from 5-6pm, in room Commonwealth C at the 2011 MLA meeting in Philadelphia.

Following up on issues raised by Andy Toulas (Chair) during our Fall 2010 meeting, there will be a discussion of what other MLA local chapters do re: officer terms of service and elections. The GNYMLA chapter is currently the *only* chapter where all officers are elected (and leave) all at the same time. The issue is that this may lead to gaps in continuity and in unnecessarily rough transitions, and the chapter may benefit from adjusting our structure to be more in line with general MLA local chapter practice.

I’ve posted a survey of the structure of officers’ terms and elections at other MLA local chapters, in a PDF at this link:

http://www.box.net/shared/uq9vli6dht

Please take a look, and bring your ideas to the chapter’s business meeting in Philadelphia. If you will not be attending the meeting, feel free to comment here, on the GNYMLA listserv, or on our Facebook page. You can also email me comments directly at patterson@columbia.edu.

Hope to see many of you in Philadelphia!

Best, /Nick

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Nick Patterson
Sec’y-Treasurer
GNYMLA chapter
Membership Info:
http://gnymla.wordpress.com/membership-information/
email patterson@columbia.edu for membership status inquiries


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