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  • Conversations with Mark Morris and Guests, Hosted by Paula Zahn

    Join Emmy award-winning journalist Paula Zahn, acclaimed choreographer Mark Morris, and special guests Peter Sellars (March 4), Nico Muhly (March 11), and Alice Waters (March 18) for this free series of live conversations about the arts, music, and food. Register (free) at KrannertCenter.com.

  • Music and Performing Arts Library Collections and Services Over Winter Break and Preparing for Spring

    Requesting Materials from the Library and iShare

    Requesting materials from campus libraries through the catalog is unavailable from the evening of Wednesday, December 23, and does not come on again until Monday, January 4. I-Share requesting is unavailable from the evening of Friday, December 18, and does not come on again until Monday, January 11

    Research and Library Help

    Email and chat reference service will be available until Friday, December 18 and will resume on Monday, January 4. For more information about getting help from the Library, see https://www.library.illinois.edu/mpal/services/askus/

    Library Instruction

    MPAL continues to offer support for courses by providing both synchronous instruction sessions and asynchronous options such as online research guides and video tutorials. If you would like to discuss options for your Spring courses, please email Kate Lambaria at lambari1@illinois.edu.

    Material Purchase Requests and Course Materials

    Please contact us with any purchase requests (either via email-mpal@library.illinois.edu  or the form on our website). While we are unable to offer physical course reserves again in the Spring, please let us know via if you need materials digitized for use in your classes or would like us to purchase electronic versions of items (where possible).

  • Social Media Post Requests for the School of Music

    For future social media promotion requests, this will be the streamlined flow of events for departments external to the school of music:

    The department needs to have the post on their own social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or whichever they want us to share to)Tag our handle (illinoismusic, here is our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter) The core posting team (mostly Ron, Angela and Joy Yang) will see the notification on our social media that we have been tagged. There will be no need for emails about post requests. We will then choose to repost or share their event to our social channels if it fits our calendar schedule of posts and brand guidelines.

    These are the departments that are not listed on our document here under Department Links and Info (e.g. Counselling Center is external). If I missed any that should be there, please let us know.

    For SoM faculty, staff and students:

    The sub department needs to have the post on their own social media channels (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) if they have an account. Tag us (illinoismusic, here is our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter)The core posting team (mostly Ron, Angela and Joy) will see the notification on our social media that we have been tagged. There will be no need for emails about post requests. We will then choose to repost or share their event to our social channels if it fits our calendar schedule of posts and brand guidelines. If they do not have an account and want us to create the post, then their email needs to clearly a paragraph with this layout:

    Date, time and location.
    A catchy description.
    The text needs to be less than 280 characters/letters for Twitter and 2000 for Facebook and Instagram.

    Attach at least one clear, quality image or short video that is engaging.

    *For example, if a faculty member wants us to share a news article, they need to send us a screenshot of the most salient part of the article or an engaging image, a link and a short written text blurb about why we should read it.

    We have set up Box folders, and we may start using them in the future so faculty can upload their desired media into them for posting and a separate document for their captions.

    Thank you very much!

    Joy Yang
    Music Admissions Graduate Assistant