MAILED: Dec. 8, 2000
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire recently approved funding for a music listening facility to be added to W.D. McIntyre Library by the beginning of the spring semester.
With audio equipment housed in existing individual carrels, portable compact disc players and two group listening rooms, the facility will provide music students and the rest of the campus community increased access to scores, music materials, recordings and listening equipment in one location. More than 1,000 compact discs will be available for use in the Center for Reserve and Instructional Media or for seven-day check-out periods.
Funding for the facility will come from the planning reserve, the Office of Academic Affairs, the College of Arts and Sciences, the music and theatre arts department, and the library budgets.
This has been a cooperative issue from a variety of on-campus sources, said Bob Rose, director of the library. The facility will be a known resource to the entire university, even the nonmusic community. Music is an integral part of a liberal arts education.
Rose said a faculty committee from the music and theatre arts department and the library established a committee a year ago to discuss creating such a facility at UW-Eau Claire. The planned facility will meet the National Association of Schools of Music requirements.
For more information about the music listening facility, contact Rose at (715) 836-3715.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Dec. 8, 2000