This entry is by Sara Brown (New Zealand), an accompanying person at the 2017 Congress in Riga: Riga and the IAML Congress were a real treat for me. I was there as an ‘accompanying person’ with my partner, Rhys (thanks to Roger Flury and David Vine for the image of carrying around a piano, ready to play at a moment’s notice…). Getting to Riga was an adventure as the distance from Dunedin, New Zealand to Riga is about 17405 km in a straight line according to Google Maps.
Congress Diary / Kongresstagebuch / Journal de bord du Congrès
Marianna Zsoldos, Head of the Music and Foreign Language Department at Bródy Sándor Public Library (Eger, Hungary), has photos and reflections on the IAML Congress in Riga.
Verena Funtenberger (Musikbibliothek der Stadtbibliothek Essen, Vizepräsidentin der AIBM Deutschland): Auf Einladung der Lettischen Nationalbibliothek fand der Kongress der International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML) dieses Jahr vom 18. bis 22. Juni 2017 in Riga, der Hauptstadt Lettlands, statt.
On Tuesday 20 June four music librarians answered the listener’s questions about music libraries in Latvian Radio's Russian-speaking Channel 4. It was the journalist Tatjana Myslevich who had invited Marina Mihaileca from the National Library of Latvia, Alla Semenyuk from Russian State Library, Marina Demina and Besa Spahiu from The Music and Theatre Library in Sweden.
Katherine Penner reflects on her experience at the recent conference of the Canadian Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (CAML). Undergraduate Services Librarian at the University of Manitoba, Katherine was the recipient of CAML’s First-Time Attendee Award for this year’s conference. She has also just become a member of the CAML Board in the role of Secretary.