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.) (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 holds a Master of Library Science degree from the University of Toronto and has been in her present position as Public Services Librarian in the W.D. Jordan Special Collections and Music Library since 2000.

Lucinda studied piano, violoncello, and voice, and performed in 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, Council for the Arts in Ottawa, Pro Arte Singers of Kingston, and the Cantabile Choirs of Kingston.  She is a past President and current member of the Canadian Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (CAML).

Since coming to Queen’s Library in 1991 from the former National Library of Canada, Music Division, Lucinda has been actively engaged in teaching information literacy skills to Queen’s students. As a member of many library committees and working groups, she has contributed to several library-wide initiatives, including library electronic gateway and web design, multimedia and electronic resources, copyright, library user surveys and public services renewal.

In addition to her Music liaison librarian responsibilities of teaching, reference and collection development, Lucinda is also the liaison librarian for Fine Art, Art History and Art Conservation and a reference librarian in Special Collections. She is currently a member of Art Libraries of North America (ARLIS) and a board member of the Ontario Colleges and University Libraries (OCUL) Visual Resources Community.