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Katie Buehner: Head, Rita Benton Music Library

Music Librarian

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Katie Buehner
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About Katie

Katie Buehner is the Head of the Rita Benton Music Library and the liaison to the School of Music, and the Departments of Theatre Arts and Dance. Her areas of research include 20th century American music and online video production. She is available to teach classes on performing arts library resources and consult on issues including scholarly communications, copyright and licensing, and donations of scores and recordings to the Music Library. 

Education

MLIS, Library Science, University of North Texas, 2008

MM, Musicology, University of North Texas, 2007

BME, Multi-Age Music Education, Cedarville University, 2002

Publications and other Intellectual Contributions

Buehner, Katie. “Style and Substance: Creating Effective Outreach Materials for Print and Web.” in Outreach for Music Librarians, edited by Scott Stone. Middleton, WI: A-R Editions, 2019.

Buehner, Katie, Andrew Justice. A Music Librarian’s Guide to Creating Videos and Podcasts. Music Library Association Technical Reports. Middleton, WI: A-R Editions. (manuscript submitted Fall 2015, anticipated Spring 2017)

Buehner, Katie. “One Year in a New Library: a brief journal.” Music Library Association Newsletter, No. 179 (November-December 2014). http://newsletter.musiclibraryassoc.org/index.php/newsletter/article/view/123/126

Buehner, Katie. “Using Video-Sharing Sites to Market your Library” in Marketing with Social Media: a LITA guide, edited by Beth Thomsett-Scott. Chicago: ALA TechSource, 2014. 

Buehner, Katie. “Copyright in the Classroom: Raising Awareness through Engagement.” in “Roundtable on Bibliographic Instruction for Students of Music History”, ed. Misti Shaw. Journal of Music History Pedagogy 4, no.2 (Fall 2013): 179-81.

Brett, Kelsey, Katie Buehner, Andrea Malone, Ayla Stein, and Shawn Vaillancourt. “A Production Process for Library Help Videos” in Library Publishing Toolkit, edited by Allison P. Brown. ISD Project Press in collaboration with Rochester Regional Library Council, the Rochester Public Library, and Milne Library at SUNY Geneseo, 2013.

Presentations

“Coordinated Collections: Music Research Materials at Iowa’s Public
Institutions.” Midwest Chapter of the Music Library Association Annual Meeting, Champaign-Urbana, IL. October 25, 2019. (With Angela Pratesi, “Sourcing the Survey: Resituating Content Authority in the Music History Classroom.” Music Library Association Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO. February 23, 2019. (With Sarah Suhadolnik, University of Iowa)

“The MLA Website: Past, Present, and Future.” Music Library Association Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO. February 22, 2019. (With Raymond Heigemeir, Stanford University)

“Out of Reach: ADA in the Music Library.” Music Library Association Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO. February 21, 2019. (With Stephanie Bonjack, University of Colorado, Boulder and Michelle Hahn, Indiana University)

“Beyond the PDF: Collecting the Next Generation of Student Work.” USETDA Conference, Denver, CO. September 13, 2018. (With Heidi Arbisi-Kelm, Erin Kaufman, and Wendy Robertson, University of Iowa)

“Traversing the new form submission Landscape.” Beyond the PDF: Planning for the Future of the Dissertation, Iowa City, IA. March 15, 2018. (With Heidi Arbisi-Kelm, Erin Kaufman, and Wendy Robertson, University of Iowa)

“If Books Could Talk,” Midwest Chapter of the Music Library Association Annual Conference, October 13-15, Bloomington-Normal, IL. 45 minutes. (Presentation was reviewed and selected by the program committee.)

“A Music Librarian’s Guide to Tumblr: Connecting hidden collections with a curious world”, International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres/International Musicological Society, June 21-26, New York City, NY. Poster Session. (With Scott Stone, Performing Arts Librarian, University of California, Irvine. Poster was reviewed and selected by the program committee.)

“Starting a New Job at a New Library,” Midwest Chapter of the Music Library Association Annual Conference, October 9-11, Minneapolis, MN. 30 minutes. (Presenter was invited.)

“Web of Opportunities: get caught up in the new MLA website”, Music Library Association, February 26-March 2, Atlanta, GA. 60 minutes (With Verletta Kern, University of Washington; Becky O’Donaghue; Paul Cary, Baldwin-Wallace University; Veronica Wells, University of the Pacific; Ray Heigemeir, Stanford University. Presentation was reviewed and selected by the program committee.) 

“Beyond Instruction: the expanded role of video in the library”, International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres, July 27-August 2, Vienna, Austria. 30 minutes (Presentation was reviewed and selected by the program committee.)

“Lights, Camera, Libraries! Act 2: Video Strategies that Work”, Texas Library Association Annual Conference, April 24-27, Forth Worth, TX.  80 minutes.  (With Kerry Creelman, Coordinator of Undergraduate Instruction, University of Houston Libraries. Panelists were invited.)

“And Now for Something Completely Different...New Exercises to keep your students engaged in library instruction”, Music Library Association Annual Conference, February 27-March 3, San Jose, CA. 90 minutes (With Scott Stone, Performing Arts Librarian, Chapman University, Orange, CA and Misti Shaw, Music & Performing Arts Librarian, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN. Each presenter was responsible for preparing and presenting a third of the content. Presentation was reviewed and selected by program committee.)

“Video Instruction in Blackboard Learn”, Texas Chapter of the Music Library Association Fall Conference, San Marcos, Texas. 45 minutes. 

“Graphic Design for Libraries”, Texas Library Association Annual Conference, Houston, TX (Each panelist was responsible for preparing and presenting 20 minutes of content.  Panelists were invited.)

"Texan Legends & Singing Sensations", Music Library Association Annual Conference, February 15-19, Dallas, TX (Texas Legends portion. Paper presentation about Texas composer Julia Smith’s opera Cynthia Parker. Presentation was reviewed and selected by the Women in Music Roundtable and the program committee. See http://musiclibraryassoc.org/uploadedFiles/Publications/Newsletter/newsletter168.PDF, page 7 for presentation report.)

Videos

Katie has produced and edited over 100 online videos, including tutorials/help videos, advertisements, short documentaries, and other educational content. Here are a few videos from her video work for the University of Iowa Libraries.

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