The Research Libraries Section is one of five Professional Sections of IAML. It is concerned with furthering communication between music research libraries around the world and promoting research in relevant areas.
The Section usually sponsors two paper sessions at the annual conference. Occasionally a third session is jointly organised with another section or committee. Each session represents a particular theme of interest to research libraries, e.g. musicological or music library research, digitisation projects dealing with research materials. Regional themes relating to the host country also feature. Reports on the sessions held at each conference are published in Fontes Artis Musicae.
2011 - 2014:
Jim Cassaro, USA (chair) - Thomas Leibnitz, Austria (vice-chair) - Kerstin Carpvik, Sweden (secretary)
2008 - 2011:
Stanisław Hrabia, Poland (chair) - Thomas Leibnitz, Germany (vice-chair) - Almut Boehme, UK (secretary)
2005 - 2008:
Joachim Jaenecke, Germany (chair) - Stanisław Hrabia, Poland (vice-chair) - Almut Boehme, UK (secretary)
2002 - 2005:
Joachim Jaenecke, Germany (chair) - Stanisław Hrabia, Poland (vice-chair) - Thomas Leibnitz, Austria (secretary)
1999 - 2002:
Ann Barbara Kersting-Meuleman, Germany (chair) - Liesbetj Hoedemaeker, Netherlands (vice-chair) - Aurika Gergeležiu, Estonia (secretary)