Friday 10-11-13

12:30-1:30: Registration

1:30: Welcome and Announcements

1:45-2:15: Weeding a Music Collection: Challenges and Choices (Sarah Brown, Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi)

2:15-2:45: The MOOC Experience (Mary Brower, Rice University)

2:45-3:15: Am I Experienced?: How I went from custodial services to the Library of Congress, by way of freelance audio engineering (Justin Lemons, University of North Texas)

3:15-3:45: Break

3:45-4:30: The Paraprofessional MLS (making the best of) hiring, engaging, and retaining professionals in paraprofessional positions (Michelle Hahn, Sara Outhier, and Kristen Heider, Southern Methodist University)

4:30-4:45: Wrap up and Announcements

6:00: Dinner at Chatter's (the Heights location)

7:30: Optional Entertainment (but highly recommended!) Houston's own Opera in the Heights presents La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi

Saturday 10-12-13

9:00: Breakfast

9:30: New Collaborations: The Ballets Russes Archive, the American Organ Institute, and Oklahoma University Libraries (Matt Stock, University of Oklahoma)

10:00-10:30: Singing Sammies: Popular Songs from World War I (Felicia Piscitelli, Texas A&M University)

10:30-11:00: Challenges of archival practice in music special collections (Maristella Feustle, University of North Texas)

11:00-12:00: Business Meeting