The Music Library – Unsung Heroes No More

Roy Stanley receiving the award

Roy Stanley receiving the award

Those outside the Department of Music may not know that we have a particularly strong collection around music in the Library (and a particularly knowledgable and helpful Subject Librarian for Music in Roy Stanley); we also allow access to this valuable resource to musicians and music students throughout the island of Ireland via the Music PAL initiative.

In recognition of the services and resources we provide, we were amongst 13 recipients of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (UK and Ireland Branch) Excellence Award, presented at the AGM in Manchester last weekend. Our citation reads: “The service was particularly commended for its excellent stock, participation in Pathways to Learning, the expertise of its dedicated member of staff and effective marshalling of excellent resources.”

Time to blow our own trumpet, just a little bit.