This month’s member’s spotlight features Mallory Sajewski. She is the Music Librarian at Western Illinois University.
Tell us what type of library do you work in?
Academic research institution
How long have you been a member of ACRL/Arts Section?
Describe your position and what you like best about it.
I oversee the Music Library, which is a branch library located in the School of Music. In addition to management and supervision, I have responsibilities in reference and instruction, collection development, outreach and marketing, and development/fundraising. I get to do a little bit of everything (except for cataloging!), and I really enjoy that variety. I also love being fully embedded in the music department, as it allows me to really get to know and work closely with music students and faculty.
What are you reading or what is the latest exhibition you have seen?
I’m currently reading “Sound in Motion” by David McGill.
Tell us about the arts related activities you are involved in outside of librarianship.
I have degrees in oboe performance, and I try to play as much as possible. I performed a concerto with an orchestra conducted by one of our music professors this summer, and I’ve also sung in a few concerts with the university choirs.
Do you have a website/blog link and/or social media handles (ex. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc.) you’d like to share?
My library’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/WIUMusicLibrary/
Describe your vision for ACRL/Arts Section in three words.
innovation, collaboration, growth