The following is the fourth in a series of guest posts by retired Senior Music Cataloger Sharon McKinley.
After graduating from Cornell University, Eun Ji (Eunice) volunteered in the Music Division for six months in 2010. She spent much of her time taking inventory of music scores in the stacks. Eunice recorded statistics for a collections analysis project, and was amazed at the extent of the collection. Following her experience at the Library of Congress, she spent six months in a rural town in southeastern Korea, teaching elementary school children. She is currently in her fourth semester in the Masters of Library Science program at the University of Maryland, and works as a student assistant in the institution’s East Asia collection.
Lydia Whelan is happily settling in as the new Technical Services Librarian at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA, after serving as technical services librarian at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin. She is in charge of the Saddleback College technical services department, which covers cataloging, processing/mending, and acquisitions. Lydia has regular reference shifts, and will eventually teach library workshops and credit courses, as well as serve as liaison to the music department. Co-workers get excited when they see that Lydia worked at the Library of Congress, and they often ask, “How did they do that at the Library of Congress?” Lydia also contributed to the It’s Showtime! sheet music database during her internship, and cataloged music materials.
Summer 2009 Intern Jane Sandberg is currently a masters student at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She keeps busy with two jobs on the side. Jane is working as the information technology director for Tap in Leadership Academy — an educational non-profit — and as a cataloger in the University’s Slavic, East European, and Eurasian library. At the Library of Congress, she worked on the It’s Showtime! database and compiled a spreadsheet providing access to 200 manuscript scores.