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25. November 2020
von sebastianwilke
Kommentare deaktiviert für Recording of IFLA NPSIG / IAML webinar “Five Perspectives On Music Librarianship” available now

Recording of IFLA NPSIG / IAML webinar “Five Perspectives On Music Librarianship” available now

I recently had the big pleasure to co-organize and present on the webinar “Five Perspectives on Music Librarianship”. Geared towards non-music librarians, the webinar offers five different angles on music librarianship that might serve as a starting-point for anybody interested to learn more about this field of our profession. At the same time, it serves as an introduction to IAML and its international community. Here is the full recording along with the list of speakers and direct links to each of their presentations.

2. Juni 2020
von sebastianwilke
Kommentare deaktiviert für IAML Position Statement on Music in Public Libraries

IAML Position Statement on Music in Public Libraries

A position statement on music in public libraries entitled “Facilitators of Creativity and Life-Long Learning” is now available on the IAML website. I have co-written this document with a colleague on behalf of IAML’s Advocacy Committee. There are a number of other position statements and plenty of additional useful resources on advocacy for music libraries […]

30. März 2020
von sebastianwilke
Kommentare deaktiviert für I am moving back to Germany!

I am moving back to Germany!

I am excited to share with you that I have accepted a position at Frankfurt Public Library in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, as head of the Central Music Library! After six years in Qatar, it is time for me and my family to move on. The current plan is to relocate to Germany at the […]

15. Februar 2020
von sebastianwilke
Kommentare deaktiviert für Collected Audiobook Recommendations 2019

Collected Audiobook Recommendations 2019

This post includes the collected short reviews of all my audiobook "reads" in 2019 in chronological order. I hope some of the titles might inspire you to pick up an (audio)book, too, and immerse yourself in a great story!

11. Dezember 2019
von sebastianwilke
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Qatar National Library in Pictures

If you follow me on social media, you will notice my admiration for the architecture of my workplace. What I love about the Qatar National Library building: Even two years after moving in, I still discover stunning new perspectives almost on a daily basis depending on my location, angle of view and time of the day. To honor and illustrate this, here is a selection of my favorite pictures I have taken over the past year of the Library's exterior and interior. I hope they will convey some of the fascinating aura that surrounds this place. … Continue reading

18. August 2019
von sebastianwilke
Kommentare deaktiviert für Impressions from IAML 2019 in Krakow

Impressions from IAML 2019 in Krakow

After visiting Leipzig last year, the international music librarian community gathered in Krakow, Poland, this July for the 2019 Annual Congress of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres. Over the course of six days, the attendees could enjoy the usual mix of conference sessions, workshops, excursions, receptions and concerts, all set […]

6. April 2019
von sebastianwilke
Kommentare deaktiviert für My new love for audiobooks – Seven lessons learned

My new love for audiobooks – Seven lessons learned

In the beginning of last year, I tried something new and started listening to audiobooks during my daily commute to work. What began as an experiment, soon became routine. Over the course of the year I finished fourteen titles of various genres and authors and the list still keeps growing since then. In this post, I would like to share a few takeaways from this experience, including recommendations on authors and titles I particularly enjoyed, reflections on the joy of listening to audiobooks, and finally some thoughts on why and when audiobooks might be worth looking into for you.

28. Januar 2019
von sebastianwilke
Kommentare deaktiviert für Four different aspects of librarianship in Qatar discussed in new ebook “Librarians Around the World”

Four different aspects of librarianship in Qatar discussed in new ebook “Librarians Around the World”

Together with three colleagues, I contributed a chapter about librarianship in Qatar to the new Open Access ebook "Librarians Around the World". In four parts, we are discussing 1. LIS education in Qatar, 2. the establishment of the Library and Information Association in Qatar (LIA-Q), 3. the diversity of the librarian community and library users and 4. Maktaba, Qatar’s first private public children’s library.

21. Januar 2019
von sebastianwilke
Kommentare deaktiviert für My two favorite albums of 2018

My two favorite albums of 2018

My list of favorite albums in 2018 is much shorter than those in recent years. This is not so much because of a lack of good music being released, but because I spent most of my free time in the past 12 months listening to audiobooks instead (a post about this will hopefully follow soon). Whenever I decided to put on some music, however, there were mostly two albums that have been on repeat on my phone. As purely instrumental and videogame related soundtracks they might fly under your radar, so here is a little introduction to both of them that will hopefully get you interested.

20. November 2018
von sebastianwilke
Kommentare deaktiviert für Grand piano delivery and installment at Qatar National Library

Grand piano delivery and installment at Qatar National Library

Last week was a big moment for me as a music librarian (and pianist): Qatar National Library received its own grand piano! The Yamaha C7X is located on stage of the Special Event Area and will be exclusively used for performances in the library.