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Proactive Marketing for the New and Experienced Library Director by Anthony J. Fonseca, Melissa U.D. Goldsmith

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Using special collections and creating learning centers to engage the community
individual students who wanted to learn how to play an instrument
and read music at their own pace
music majors who wanted to learn how to play a historical instrument
and have access to early music through the library’s scores and the
A-R Editions Online Music Anthology
teachers from the community, and student teachers who needed
further instruction on how to incorporate music and playing musical
instruments into their lesson plans
special needs students from both the university and a nearby high
school, who came in on their own or as a class to explore musical
instruments and videos in a self-contained space that offered on-the-
spot instruction
classes from university courses on the African American experience
and culture, who received instruction from the librarian on tap dance
and musical structure, gospel, and African American scales with the
Orff instruments, as well as histories and contexts of world music
instruments with hands-on experience exploring these instruments
classes from university courses on mathematics, who used whiteboards
and Orff instruments to explore music and math relations
faculty development classes that offered instruction on using music
and musical instruments to teach across the disciplines, focusing
particularly on critical thinking and transformative knowledge.
Concerning space considerations, the academic library had an isolated
main reading room on the second floor, and soundproof areas that
enabled classes, workshops, and self-instructed learning. Since some
instruments were plug and play, library users were provided with studio
headphones (purchased with the grant) during busy times and when they
wanted privacy.
Learning centers and transformative
knowledge
At a time when faculty development, accreditation agencies, academic
institutions, and scholars are interested in the parent institution’s role
in critical thinking and transformative knowledge, the academic library
director needs to make sure that the library mirrors this emphasis. In

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