Elections 2013



Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie is Editor-in-Chief of Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM, www.rilm.org), a comprehensive, international bibliography of scholarly and professional writings on music serving the global music research community.  In this capacity, she has worked to expand its operations and improve its coverage, currency, and retrospective content. She is also Director of the Barry S. Brook Center for Music Research and Documentation (brookcenter.gc.cuny.edu), a scholarly facility of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (gc.cuny.edu) whose objectives are to promote and provide a setting for wide-ranging music research and documentation.  The Brook Center has expanded during her tenure to encompass ten research projects. A faculty member of the Ph.D. Program in Music at the CUNY Graduate Center, she serves on its Executive Committee. Barbara was elected President for 2012 of NFAIS (National Federation of Advanced Information Services, www.nfais.org), a global non-profit membership organization serving those who create, aggregate, and organize authoritative information online. She is the ongoing chair of the NFAIS Humanities Roundtable committee.

Barbara is co-chairing the organizing committee for the upcoming joint IAML/IMS conference to be held in New York in 2015, has served on the IAML-US board of directors (2004–08), and was a member of the organizing committee for IAML 2002 in Berkeley, California. She has given numerous presentations at international conferences and organizations on issues of bibliographic dissemination, the evolving role of RILM within the research community, and international collaborations. She has written articles and reports for publications including Fontes Artis Musicae and Grove Music Online, and she co-edited Music’s Intellectual History (2009), a volume of 66 articles on the historiography of music. She is the series editor of RILM Retrospectives.

In 1993 Barbara received a Ph.D. in musicology from the University of Michigan, where she wrote on the dissemination of Italian comic opera in the 1740s. She has published on the Baglioni family of 18th-century opera singers and on comic opera in Naples and in Rome. Before coming to RILM as an editor, she taught music history at Western Michigan University and the University of Michigan.

Personal statement:

IAML has a crucial role to play in music librarianship and the preservation and documentation of musical sources, especially in light of rapid technological and research innovations and all the challenges and opportunities these bring. I am eager to help to complete the current re-examination of IAML’s structure and strengthen its international profile as an effective 21st-century organization, broadening membership to new people and new countries, and fully engaging as many members and their interests as possible.


Carolyn DOW

Carolyn Dow has been the music librarian and manager of Lincoln City Libraries’ Polley Music Library (Lincoln, Nebraska, USA) since 1981. She is currently chair of IAML’s Public Libraries Branch and a member of IAML’s Outreach committee. She has previously served on the Strategy Committee (2012), as secretary of the Public Libraries Branch (1996-2002) and an initial member of the Public Librarians Toolbox Working Group.  She has made IAML conference presentations in 2011 (Dublin), 2007 (Sydney), 1996 (Perugia) and 1994 (Ottawa).  In IAML-US, Carolyn served as secretary (1999-2005) and treasurer (2007-2008), and registrar for the Berkeley conference in 2002. Carolyn has also been active in the Music Library Association and the Nebraska Library Association, among other organizations. Scholarly activities have included publication of “World Music in the Public Library”, in World Music in Music Libraries (MLA Technical Reports, 24), various articles in Nebraska Library Association Quarterly and orchestral program notes.

Beyond music library life, Carolyn plays piccolo (and flute) in a university/community orchestra, and plays oboe in two community bands. A former figure skater, she is an official judge of US Figure Skating. And, she lives with two West Highland White Terriers with whom she trains agility.  Carolyn is honored to be nominated for IAML Vice President and looks forward to the possibility of expanding her service to IAML.


Johan Eeckeloo studied music at the Conservatories of Brussels and Maastricht (NL) and musicology at the University of Leuven. He is since 1994 librarian of the Royal Conservatory Brussels (Flemish section). The development of its interesting collection became the subject of his doctoral dissertation. Book and score history is since then the main subject of his publications and presentations. He is also lecturer ‘Encyclopedia & Research’ and ‘Ancient Music History’ at the Brussels Conservatory.

In order to involve more collaboration in the local field of music documentation, he played and still plays an active role in several local organizations and projects. He is currently president of OKBV, the Flemish Art Libraries Association which covers the fields of visual and performing arts.

Johan Eeckeloo joins the IAML conferences since 1995. In 1998 he succeeded Anne Nenquin as the IAML representative for Belgium. He was active in several working groups and is since 2008 secretary, since 2011 chair of the Music Teaching Institutions Branch. In 2010 he was elected as vice-president.

Besides music, he is interested in contemporary art. He also loves cooking (from time to time) but he hates doing the dishes.


Antony (Ag) Gordon has been a IAML member since 1985, a UK & Ireland Branch Executive Committee member since 1997, and was Chair of the Branch's Conference Committee from 2002-2007.

He was Technical Co-ordinator for the Edinburgh 2000 international conference and later he was both Chair of the Planning Committee and Webmaster for the Dublin 2011 international conference.

At international level he was Secretary, then Chair of the Audio–Visual Commission between 1999 and 2005 then Chair of the Cataloguing Commission from 2005 to 2011.  He has been Chair of the Information Technology Committee since 2004 and has served a three year term as a IAML Vice President, chairing the IAML Structure Committee.

His principal interests lie in the areas of sound recordings, cataloguing and classification, digital and web technologies.  He has worked for the British Library in London since 1977, moving to the Sound Archive in 1985.  He is currently System Administrator / Metadata Co-ordinator for the British Library’s Sound and Moving Image catalogue.

I have put my name forward for election to a second term as Vice President with the hope of being able to continue working toward reforming IAML’s structure to enable it to function in an age where communication has been radically transformed.  We need to bring appropriate new technologies into use to facilitate IAML business and improve communication at all levels within the membership.  With libraries under pressure it is vital that we find means to rejuvenate IAML and attract new and younger members.


Senior Director, Collection Services, McGill University Library (Montréal, Québec, Canada)

Work History

  • McGill University Library:
    - Senior Director, Collection Services (2012-present)
    - Associate Director, Collection Services (2007–2012) 
    - Coordinator, Lending and Access Services, Humanities and Social Sciences Library (2005–2007)
    - Music Cataloguing Librarian, Library Technical Services (2004–2005)
  • Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library:
    - Manager, Database Management & Cataloguing (2001–2004)
    - Manager, Partnership Development (1999–2001)
    - Cooperative Projects Liaison (1998–1999)
    - Cataloguing Librarian (1989–1998)


  • Master of Library Science, Indiana University (1989) 
  • Bachelor of Music, Butler University (1987)

Personal Statement

I have been active in IAML for more than 10 years now, and I was one of the co-chairs for the 2012 annual conference in Montréal. This involvement has encouraged me to take on a role in the organization as part of the leadership team. I have attended many IAML meetings and have been active with the Cataloguing Commission activities. In IFLA, I serve as the Chair of the Acquisitions and Collection Development Committee, and I am a Board Member for the Canadian Association of Music Libraries. In was active in the Music Library Association, the Midwest Chapter of MLA, the Quebec Chapter of CAML and MOUG (Music OCLC Users Group). I recently completed the ARL Research Library Leadership Fellows programme. We are in a time of constant changes in librarianship, which gives us many challenges and rewards as a profession. Together we can keep IAML a strong and vital part of the library community moving IAML into the future.

Stanisław HRABIA

Stanisław Hrabia is Music Librarian and Head of the Library of the Institute of Musicology at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland. He graduated in Musicology and holds a post-graduate degree in Information Science from the Jagiellonian University. In 2006 he obtained a certificate of advanced studies in librarianship. From 1997 to 1999, as a Kosciuszko Foundation Fellow, he worked in the Hillman Library of the University of Pittsburgh, PA (USA) cataloguing music collection from the Polish National Alliance College.

He is co-author with Stanisław Będkowski of Witold Lutosławski: a bio-bibliography (Greenwood Press, 2001) which received an ARCS Award for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research, and  co-editor of periodical “Biblioteka Muzyczna. Music Library”. He teaches Music Bibliography, Music Research Methods and Information Technology in Music.

Since 2006 he has been President of the Polish National Branch of IAML and Chair of the Music Libraries Section of the Polish Librarians Association (Vice-president 2001-2005). He was initiator and co-organiser of Annual Meetings of Librarians Cataloguing Music taking place in Warsaw since 2007.

In 2008-2011 he served as chair of IAML Research Libraries Branch (Vice-chair 2002-2008) and since 2006 as a member of the IAML Programme Committee. In 2010 he was elected as a Vice-president of IAML and became chair of the IAML Programme Committee. He is also a co-ordinator of the RILM National Committee of Poland.


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