Midwest MLA 2023 Program Book

Note: All times are Eastern unless specified otherwise.

Online Attendees: More information to come soon.

Meeting Venues

Campbell House

1375 South Broadway Road, Lexington, KY 40504


The 90

440 Hilltop Ave, Lexington, KY 40506


Lucille Caudill Little Fine Arts Library

160 Patterson Dr, Lexington, KY 40506

MapCampus Map

Thursday, November 2

1:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Conference Registration, Campbell House Inn


2:00 PM


2:00 PM


3:00 PM


Keeneland Race Track with a tour of their unique library – $5.00

  • Limit 12, Transportation provided

King Library Press (UK Library’s Letter Press) and demonstration – $5.00

  • Limit 12, Transportation provided

Bluegrass Distillers, tour and tasting – $20.00

  • Limit 12, Transportation provided

(Pre-Registration required for all tours)

5:00 – 7:00 PM

Dinner on your own

7:30 – 9:30 PM

Opening Reception, Campbell House Inn

Friday, November 3

7:30 – 8:00 AM

Shuttle attendees from Campbell House Inn to Lucille Caudill Little Fine Arts Library

8:00 – 9:00 AM

Breakfast – Lucille Caudill Little Fine Arts Library

9:00 – 9:15 AM

Welcome to MLA Midwest 2023

9:15 – 10:00 AM

Strategies and Tools for Teaching Music Learners about Citations

Jessica Abbazio, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Sylvia Yang, DePauw University and Andrew Palahniuk, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

10:00 – 10:45 AM

HONS 200: Globalization and Music: Designing and teaching a course for diverse students including OER and primary sources

Therese Z. Dickman, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

10:45 – 11:00 AM


11:00 – 11:45 AM

Nurturing Inclusivity: Empowering Patrons and Creators in Library Collections

Allison McClanahan, Indiana University and Laikin Dantchenko, Indiana University

11:45 AM – 12:00 PM


12:00 – 1:00 PM

Concert – Appalachia in the Bluegrass: Sophia Enriquez

1:00 – 1:15 PM

Transfer to lunch location
The 90, 440 Hilltop Ave, Lexington – about a 15-minute walk

1:15 – 2:30 PM

2:30 – 2:45 PM

Transfer from The 90 to Lucille Caudill Little Fine Arts Library

2:45 – 3:30 PM

Music Library Research 201: The Hows and Whys of Conducting Mixed Methods, Multi-Institutional Research

Jessica Abbazio (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities), Joe Clark (Kent State University), and Jonathan Sauceda (Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester)

3:30 – 3:45 PM

Afternoon break

3:45 – 4:30 PM

Restoring Access to Micrologus: Exploring the World of Early Music via the American Archive for Public Broadcasting
Jacey Kepich (Case Western Reserve University)

4:30 – 5:15 PM

Uses of Music Educational Resources in IAML Member Libraries: Preliminary Survey Results

Carla Williams (Ohio University) and Charles Peters (Indiana University)


5:15 PM

Shuttles to Campbell House Inn

Saturday, November 4

8:00 – 9:15 AM

Breakfast  – Campbell House Inn

8:30 – 9:15 AM

Poster session – Campbell House Inn

To Think, This All Started With Mozart
Michelle Hahn (Ohio University) and Carla Williams (Ohio University)

A Tale of Institutional Repository Growth
Victoria Peters (DePauw University)

The Archives as a Muse: Incorporating Primary Sources into the Student Works of Undergraduate Composers
Sarah Helen Carter (Indiana University, student)

Deepening Student Engagement Through Online Exhibits
Paul Cary (Baldwin Wallace University)

9:15 – 10:00 AM

Stop Being a Fatphobe: Bringing a Larger Conversation to Critical Information Literacy

Kathleen Abromeit (Oberlin College) and Grace Elliott (Oberlin College)

10:00 – 10:15 AM

Audio Rapid Cataloging at Indiana University
Tarren Sexton (Indiana University, student)

10:15 – 10:30 AM

Morning Break

10:30 – 11:00 AM

We’re In This Together: Perspectives On Navigating New Roles, New People, And New Environments

Jason Imbesi (University of Michigan) and Corinne Forstot-Burke (University of Michigan)

11:00 – 11:30 AM

Getting Involved with the Midwest Chapter

Kate Lambaria (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)


11:30 – 11:45 AM