UNT Libraries' Events

Music Cataloging Institute

UNT Libraries will host a summer Music Cataloging Institute June 9-13, 2014. Beginning and intermediate music catalogers, including those whose work also involves other types of materials, will benefit from this seminar-style, hands-on experience. The principal instructor will be Jean Harden, Coordinator of Music Technical Services, assisted by Janelle West, Music Catalog Librarian, and Ralph Hartsock, Senior Music Catalog Librarian. Participants will create full catalog records for several items during the week. Space is limited to 10 registrants.

Held on UNT’s Denton campus on the 4th floor of Willis Library (Music Library), the institute begins at 9 a.m. Monday and concludes around noon Friday. Lunch will be provided all five days; all other meals and housing are at the attendee’s expense.

  • To learn more, please see the Music Cataloging Institute brochure.
  • Application and payment deadline is May 9, 2014.
  • Questions? Contact Jean Harden at 940-369-7178.
Monday, June 9, 2014 - 9:00am to Friday, June 13, 2014 - 12:00pm

Finals Week Coffee Break at Pride Alliance

Take a break, have a snack, and get some study help from UNT librarians at the Pride Alliance!

All LGBTQA students welcome!

Finals Week Coffee Break with UNT Libraries at the Pride Alliance flyer.

Monday, May 5, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys - The Butterfly Mosque

Join us Friday, May 2, 2014 for the next event in the Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys reading and discussion series - The Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman's Journey to Love and Islam by G. Willow Wilson.

Discussion led by Samuel Manickam (UNT Department of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures)

Copies of the novel are available to check out from the Eagle Commons Library reference desk (Sycamore Hall). Please contact disco@unt.edu if you have questions about the event, or are interested in leading a future discussion. More information on the reading series can be found at Let's talk About It: Muslim Journeys. The books from this semester’s reading series are on display in Sycamore 119.

This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, May 2, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Preservation Week 2014

Join UNT Libraries for these Preservation Week activities!

Monday, April 28 — Willis Library Forum, 3 - 4 p.m.

Curtis King, executive director of The Black Academy of Arts and Letters in Dallas, will discuss the history of the organization from its origins in 1897 as the American Negro Academy to today.

Tuesday, April 29 — Eagle Commons Library CLC 110a, 1 - 2 p.m.

“Low Cost and No Cost Ways to Preserve Family Archives” webinar by Karen Brown, Preservation Librarian at the University at Albany, SUNY

Learn about possible risks from handling and the environment, and practical, inexpensive ideas to keep collections safe to help ensure what you have can be shared for many years to come.

Wednesday, April 30 — Willis Library Forum, 11 a.m. - noon

“Personal Digital Archiving” by Morgan Gieringer and Jessica Phillips of UNT Libraries

Personal digital archiving encompasses organization and storage of digital materials. This presentation will offer some practical tips and tools for preserving your digital memories.

Thursday, May 1 — Willis Library Forum, 1 - 2 p.m.

“Preserving Scrapbooks and Making New Scrapbooks That Last,” webinar by Melissa Tedone, Conservator at Iowa State University Library

Participants will learn the common problems with long-term preservation of scrapbooks, how to identify problem materials in older scrapbooks and what to do, and how to identify the most stable materials and bindings for creating new scrapbooks.

Friday, May 2 — Eagle Commons Library, CLC 110a, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Friday, May 2 — Denton’s Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum, 2nd Floor Conference Room, noon - 3 p.m.

Jessica Phillips will answer questions about preservation of personal treasures. All are welcome to bring their family heirlooms, mementos, or ephemera for a free consultation and recommendations for long-term preservation.

Preservation Week 2014 flyer.

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 3:00pm to Friday, May 2, 2014 - 3:00pm

Music Library Reception: Joe M. Morris Collection

The UNT Music Library will have a reception and open house April 30 to unveil the recent donation of thousands of items from the estate of a Dallas man who wanted his extensive music media collection to benefit education.

The event will include music from the collection played on some of the vintage phonographs and on the Model B Ampico Knabe Grand reproducing piano. The piano, similar to a player piano, is one of the highlights of the collection. A reproducing piano records the exact notes, rhythms and dynamics of a pianist's performance. For example, when the music roll of George Gershwin performing his "Rhapsody in Blue" is played, the listener not only hears the recording that Gershwin made but can also see the way Gershwin played it, said Mark McKnight, head music librarian.

To learn more, please see the UNT News item: Event to showcase donation of thousands of items to UNT Music Library.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm