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Sigma Alpha Iota Awards $600 to Library for New Laser Printer

We thank the members of Sigma Alpha Iota for their generous donation of 600 dollars to the Schneider Music Library, toward the purchase of a new laser printer!  We know it will be used and appreciated by our students for years to come!

We would like to thank President Ana Hernandez and the officers and membership of Sigma Alpha Iota for thinking of us.  --October 15, 2009

Texas State Student Employee of 2009: Our Very Own...!

Each year, Career Services honors an exceptional student worker as Texas State's Student Employee of the Year.

We're very proud to announce that the honor for 2009 was awarded to the Music Library's own Marcos Martinez!  He was chosen from over a dozen finalists from departments all across campus.  His dedication to service here at the music library over the last 4 years has been exemplary, as I know some of you have experienced firsthand.  He graduated in May, and is now attending graduate school in library/information science.  Our best wishes go out to him!  --May 3, 2009

New Library Exhibit, Honoring Anton Bek: School of Music Pioneer

There is a new exhibit in our display case, honoring the career of Anton Bek (1908-1990).  Mr. Bek came to the university in 1945, at a time when the School of Music barely existed. (Indeed, the Bachelor of Music degree was briefly eliminated in the early '50s.)  He championed the school's re-emergence and founded the Stage Band.  Facing a lack of funding, he took it upon himself to create dozens of scores for the band to play, transcribing recordings by hand (and by ear).  A few of these manuscript pages are on display, along with photographs and other documents from his long and legendary career at Texas State.  Many of our faculty still remember him today for the varied roles he served (conductor, arranger, violinist, teacher, and mentor).  --February 9, 2009


New: Music CAREERS Collection

The library received a $3,000 grant to start a new Music Careers collection at the library, and we unveiled it today! We have assembled an up-to-the-moment collection of books that will address a common question among college musicians: "What am I going to do with my life after college, and how might music fit into it?"  There are 150 books in the collection, and we will be adding to it as new titles are published.  Items are available to all for a 2-week checkout period.  --July 15, 2008


New Leisure Reading Collection

Our library has become even more fun!  We now have a collection (130 titles and growing) of general-interest books, fiction and non-fiction (all subject areas--not just music).  Any of these items can be checked out for 2 weeks.  --April 10, 2007


Please note: we are seeking (gently-used) donations. You can come by and leave them with a library desk clerk anytime we're open. Thank you for thinking of us!