The first ever National Music Library Day will take place on Saturday 8 February to coincide with National Libraries Day. In celebration on this special occasion, The Music Library at Aberdare Hall will be running a display of ‘Staff Picks & Pick of the Staff’ during its opening hours Thursday the 6th – Saturday the 8th. This mini exhibition will contain recent publications by Cardiff School of Music Academic staff, as well as items from the Library’s collection that have been hand-picked by each Music Library staff member. ‘Staff Picks & Pick of the Staff’ will also launch a new programme, ‘Picked by You’, which will run year-round at the Music Library. All visitors will be invited to submit their own nominations for favourite Music Library items, and from March onwards, each month Library staff will review the nominations and select one for a week-long display. For more information on ‘Picked by You’, please visit the Music Library Issue Desk.
National Music Library Day is a new initiative brought forth by the UK & Ireland branch of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives & Documentation Centres (IAML) in honour of their Diamond Jubilee. Cardiff University is a member of IAML at both the national and international levels.