Here is the full Prezi.
General guidelines for taking on a new subject, especially in the performing arts:
Working with your new department
- develop relationships with faculty: go to meetings, etc
- learn the performance schedules and make sure Library has materials to support them
- purchase faculty publications
- learn the research and teaching interests
- identify the textbooks on sale and on reserve
Databases & serials
- is there any overlap with Music databases? e.g. look for performing arts articles in IIMP or RILM
- identify public digital collections, such as Library of Congress, Harvard, Yale, etc
- become familiar with the journals, whether through Ulrich's, DOAJ, NEWJOUR listserv, etc
- set up journal alerts through Cambridge UP, Taylor & Francis, etc
- Sign up for listservs for subgroups of ALA and ACRL.
- If you have an intern or student assistant, have him or her assess the collection
- Browse libguides from top universities
- Investigate (preferably join) non-library organizations: the equivalent of AMS or SMT. Attend meetings if you can, but at the least read their newsletters and programs
- Review the collection development policies, even from larger or smaller libraries, to get ideas. NYU, for example, has great policies.
- ask for help and ideas! Ask on MLA-L and within your own library.
Be excited! Not everybody gets to take on new subject areas. You'll learn a lot and can apply your knowledge to music.