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Rebecca Koblick

Assistant Professor
Chief, Music Library




Shepard Hall 160

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  • Profile


    Chief, Music Library (Assistant Professor), The City College of the City University of New York, 2008-present.

    Monographs and Serials Librarian, Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, 2000-2007.

    Librarian, Music and Orchestra Circulating Collections, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, 1996-2000.

    Music Catalogue Librarian, Yale University Libraries, 1994-95.

  • Education

    B.A. (Music), The University of Chicago

    M.A. (Musicology), Duke University

    M.S. (Library Science), Simmons College

  • Courses Taught

    Information literacy presentations in all FIQWS courses co-taught by Music Department faculty and, upon request, in sections of Music 210 (Writing About Music) and Music V0000 (Bibliography and Research Techniques).
  • Research Interests

    Crossover as a phenomenon in classical and popular musics, particularly with regard to vocal music; vocal music generally; educational outreach to librarians and paraprofessionals whose subject responsibilities include music but who may not be musicians; information literacy instruction for music students, other students taking music courses, and music faculty.
  • Publications

    "Musically-Informed Writing on the American Songbook: Four Essential Books." Collection Building 29, no. 3 (2010): 106-109.

    "Privileging Music in Recent Books on The Broadway Musical: A Bibliographic Essay." Music Reference Services Quarterly 13, no. 1/2 (Jan.-June 2010): 2-15.

  • Additional Information

    Professional Affiliations:

    Member, Music Library Association (MLA), and its Greater New York Chapter

    Member, International Association of Music Libraries (IAML)

    Community Service:

    Vice-Chair, Greater New York MLA, 2007-2009

    Instruction Subcommittee, MLA, 2011-

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