ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Library and Archives (two years in the making and open to the public since January). The opening ceremony included a forum featuring a panel of music historians talking about things they had discovered in the collection. The new four-story building is located on the Metro Campus of Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, about two miles from the Museum.Happy National Library Week! It is also induction week at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, which started it off with a
The library's mission includes the following assertion: "We believe the Library and Archives will help to take the Museum to a new level of visibility and recognition as a world-class cultural institution, connecting further with the scholarly community while at the same time serving the information needs of all music fans." Sounds good. From what I can tell from looking at the library's catalog, the library does not have a circulating collection. Following criticism from the public that the library is only open 9-5 Monday through Friday, director Andy Leach said they are looking at opening an evening or a Saturday.
I remember seeing the job posting for a public services librarian at the Library and Archives awhile back and thinking that would be a fun job. Most of the staff there have degrees related to music as well as library science.
I like the archives' inclusions of a Wilco collection, Led Zeppelin concert handbills, and Jimi Hendrix's original, handwritten lyrics to "Purple Haze" on "crumpled, yellow note paper."