Liesbeth Hoedemaeker-Cohen Fund for IAML Congress Travel

Description of Fund

Liesbeth Hoedemaeker-Cohen

Liesbeth Hoedemaeker-Cohen

The Liesbeth Hoedemaeker-Cohen Fund for IAML Congress Travel, established by the Cohen family in Liesbeth’s honor, is intended to help support travel to attend the annual congress of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres.  The grant(s), a cash award, is usually offered annually. It is open to all individual members of IAML, with priority given to those attending their first or second congress and who either: (i) began their career as a music librarian within the previous three years; (ii) completed their professional degree in the year before or of the congress; or (iii) are giving a paper, extensive report, or a poster presentation at the congress. All things being equal some preference will be given to those likely to make an ongoing contribution to IAML.

Applicants for the award should receive little or no support from their home institution, library, or any other funding organization. A successful applicant may not receive a second award from this Fund.

Liesbeth Hoedemaeker-Cohen

LIESBETH HOEDEMAEKER-COHEN served for many years as a music reference librarian at the Amsterdam Public Library and later at the Haags Gemeentemuseum (The Hague) where she also undertook cataloguing and conservation work for the Dutch national library system. Her service to IAML included serving both as a member and as Vice President of its Sectie Muziekbibliotheken (then the national branch of IAML in the Netherlands), as Secretary and Vice-Chair of IAML’s Research Libraries Branch, and assisting with the organization of the 1987 annual IAML congress (Amsterdam). In 1994 she was elected to the Board of De Koninklijke Vereniging voor Nederlandse Muziekgeschiedenis, and the following year she coordinated a major exhibit of the manuscripts of Mahler's ten symphonies and orchestral songs at the Haags Gemeentemuseum for the International Mahler Festival (Amsterdam, 1995).  Since 2005 she worked as editor of Dutch and English-language publications at the RIPM International Center (Baltimore).

Her contribution to RIPM was extensive. She produced annotated indexes for two nineteenth-century Dutch titles— including an eight-volume publication treating Caecilia: Algemeen Muzikaal Tijdschrift van Nederland (1844-1880)— and four nineteenth- and seven twentieth-century English-language music periodicals, including The Chesterian, The Penguin Music Magazine, Music, Music Survey, Music-Journal and The Julliard Review. She also quietly and with endless encouragement and support suffered the burden of living with the director of RIPM, while he struggled, at times, to keep the ship afloat in stormy seas.

Awards Committee
The Awards Committee is composed of six members: the President of IAML, one permanent committee member selected by the Director of RIPM, and four members selected by the IAML Board. Except for the permanent member, committee members serve for a term of three years and may not be reappointed for additional terms.

There are five voting members:

  • one from Europe
  • one from North America
  • one in alternating three-year periods from Asia and Australia/New Zealand
  • one selected without reference to geographical location
  • the permanent member.

 There is one generally non-voting ex officio member

  • the IAML President, who will serve as chair of the committee.

Number of Annual Awards and Amount

The Awards Committee will determine the amount and number of awards based on available funds.

The Call for Applications is open (deadline: 31 January 2019).


Stanisław Hrabia (Jagiellonian University, Krakow), IAML President, Chair
Armin Brinzing (Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum, Salzburg)
Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie (RILM, City University of New York)
Phillippa McKeown-Green (University of Auckland)
Daniel Paradis (Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, Montréal)
Jaakko Tuohiniemi (Helsinki University Library)


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