Terms of reference
The Research Libraries Section addresses topics related to the diverse kinds of research undertaken in music libraries by librarians, academics, and independent researchers. It promotes the research of librarians into the history and holdings of their own institutions, serves as a forum of discussion about how libraries can best facilitate the research of their users, and seeks to enquire into new ways in which music libraries can cooperate with universities and other research institutions in the exploration of their collections.
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. Sessions might also reflect a regional theme related to the host country. Reports on the sessions held at each conference are published in Fontes Artis Musicae.
2014 - 2017:
Thomas Leibnitz, Austria (chair) - Friederike Grigat, Germany (vice-chair) - Kerstin Carpvik, Sweden (secretary)
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)