The following is the fifth in a series of guest posts by retired Senior Music Cataloger Sharon McKinley.
Rachel Weiss worked as a volunteer intern during the summer of 2011 cataloging the last thousand or so librettos in the Albert Schatz collection. Following her internship, Rachel pursued her MLIS at the University of Pittsburgh, graduating in August 2012. She enjoyed visiting Washington, DC for a second time that summer, when she spent two weeks performing at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival with West Virginia University’s steel drum band. After six months working as campus librarian at Lincoln College of Technology in West Palm Beach, Florida, Rachel was hired as music librarian at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota for the academic year of 2013-2014.
Claire Maude contributed to the It’s Showtime sheet music database and cataloged music materials during her internship at the Library of Congress. She went on to spend several years as the print music buyer and manager of Middle C Music in the Tenleytown neighborhood in Washington, DC, and sang in various ensembles around the city. Claire recently moved to Chicago to be closer to her family, and now works in the wild world of property management. She also sings with St. Alphonsus Church, Chicago Choral Artists, Wicker Park Choral Singers, and the newly created Peregrine Vocal Ensemble. In her spare time, she bakes a lot.
Jessica Turner was an intern in what was then the Special Materials Cataloging Division (SMCD) with the Junior Fellows program in the summer of 2007. Now a Junior at Miami University in Ohio, she is doubling in Mass Communication and Political Science. She has also recently returned from spending four months studying abroad in Geneva, Switzerland.