Music Library

The W. D. Jordan Special Collections and Music Library is located on the 2nd floor of the historic Douglas Library building, a short walk from Harrison-LeCaine Hall.

As well as housing a comprehensive collection of books, scores, periodicals, microforms and audio and video recordings, the Library features several unique facilities. The Graham George Seminar room is fully equipped as an audio-visual classroom, including audio, video and computer projection equipment as well as the requisite piano. In addition to seventeen listening stations in the library, offering CD, LP, tape and DAT playback, there are two video stations and two specially designed listening/study rooms with multimedia equipment, suitable for small groups of students working together.

The Music Library's impressive facilities are complemented by its role as a resource center for the School of Music. Through its holdings and expert librarian assistance, the Library supports the research, teaching and performance activities of the School, and plays a role in information retrieval strategies. More information can be found on the Music Library website.

Library quarters are shared with Special Collections, and there is a separate Reading Room for the use of Special Collections materials, which are kept in closed stacks. Regular displays allow the Music and Special Collections Library to showcase its treasures, often based on a topical theme of interest or in conjunction with a special event such as a music faculty book launch.

Music Librarian: Lucinda Walls

B.A., Hon. French (Queen's University)
Certificat d'études françaises (Université de Genève)
M.L.S. (University of Toronto)
Associate Librarian (Public Services, Special Collections, Music & Art), Queen's University

Lucinda Walls received her Masters of Library Science degree from the University of Toronto in 1981. She has held positions as Music Cataloguer and User Support Systems Librarian at the National Library of Canada, and as Public Services Librarian at Bracken Health Sciences Library (1991-2000), Queen's University. She has been in her present position as Public Services Librarian, Special Collections, Music & Art Librarian at Queen's since November 2000.

Lucinda studied piano privately for 12 years (Royal Conservatory of Toronto), played violoncello, and sang in choirs (Hart House Chorus, Ottawa Choral Society) and musical theatre productions.  For over 20 years, she was active as an arts administrator, serving in various capacities on the boards of the Ottawa Choral Society (1982-1984), Council for the Arts in Ottawa (1985-1988), Pro Arte Singers of Kingston (1990-1997), and the Cantabile Choirs of Kingston (1998-2004, Chair from 2001-2004).  She was President of the Canadian Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (CAML) from 2005-2007 and is current Past-President.

Since 1991, Lucinda has been actively engaged in teaching information literacy skills to students at Queen's University. As a member of the library functional teams, she has contributed to several library-wide initiatives: 2007 LibQUAL, 2003-2007 Electronic Gateway FT (Scholars Portal Search, library web design, improved access to the OPAC and library electronic resources); 2001-2003 Information Services and Instruction FT (user survey, virtual reference); ongoing working groups of the Resources and Collections FT (Multimedia, Electronics Resources). In addition to her teaching, reference, collection development and web site work for the Music Library, Lucinda is also the liaison librarian for Art.  She has similar responsibilities on behalf of the Art Department, and helped effect the move of the Art Collection from the departmental building to Stauffer Library in 2003.

Information about the Music Library's role as a resource for research, teaching and performing can be found on the Music Library website.