First and foremost, welcome back to CIM for this new academic year! While students were away this summer, Robinson Music Library has undergone several changes that you may notice when you stop in to visit us.
Before we go any further, I would like to introduce one of these changes: Me!
My name is Patrick Fulton and I am one of the Research Services Librarians here to serve you in the library. I came to CIM in July having worked the past few years as the Circulation/Reserves Manager for Florida State University’s Allen Music Library. I’m very happy to be joining the Robinson Music Library team and will be authoring the content for the Blog as well as our other social media platforms from here on out. (Shameless plugs to follow, be advised.) The summer brought a bit of restructuring to the library as well.
While we used to have one librarian specializing in Reference services and one focused on Media Center services, Denise Green and I will now be covering both areas under the umbrella of Research Services! We are here to serve you with whatever your information needs are—we have an “Ask Us Anything” policy, so don’t hesitate to bring us your questions, library-related or otherwise. We’ll be working both desks along with our student teams and look forward to meeting you. Additionally, we welcome Jon Borgetti to our part-time staff in the Media Center this year!
The next big change you might not see on our shelves or at our desks specifically, but the impact is HUGE: Robinson Music Library has now joined OhioLINK! I’ll be writing a more thorough post on this resource later this week, but this membership now makes us part of a consortium of libraries across the state. This partnership makes it possible for you as conservatory students, faculty, and staff to borrow materials from all over Ohio, giving access to the many specialized music collections across the state. If you’re particularly curious (and can’t wait for another Blog post!), our director Jean Toombs made a very comprehensive LibGuide to get you started: http://libguides.cim.edu/ohiolink
There are, of course, always new materials and resources for you, but one thing remains the same: Robinson Music Library is here and ready to help you get the most out of your time at CIM!
Shameless Plug #1:
(And more, but we’ll start here for now!)