Ruthann McTyre, outgoing chair of the Development Committee, announced the successful conclusion of this campaign, and we were very pleased that Mike Ochs was in attendance at the business meeting to be thanked for his wonderful financial support.
The new Members-at-Large (Pam Bristah, Ruthann McTyre
, Matthew Wise) and the new Vice President-President Elect, Bonna Boettcher were recognized, as was Michael Colby, re-elected our Recording Secretary.
New Members-at-Large are Pamela Bristah (Wellesley College), Ruthann Boles McTyre (University of Iowa), and Matthew Wise (New York University).
Ruthann Boles McTyre is Head of the Rita Benton Music Library at the University of Iowa.
At Baylor University she had been Associate Director for Organizational Development and Planning, and Head of the Crouch Music and Fine Arts Library and Associate Professor.
Her earlier position at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill was Public Services Librarian for the Music Library.
She holds an M.L.S. from the University of North Texas, and an M.M. (Vocal Performance) and B.M. (Music Education) from Southern Methodist University.
publications include Library Resources for Singers, Coaches, and Accompanists: an Annotated Bibliography, 1970-1997 (Greenwood, 1998), "Source Readings," in Music Reference and Research Materials (5th ed., Schirmer, 1997), "Music in Britain in the 1890s" in The 1890s: an Encyclopedia of British Literature, Art, and Culture (Garland, 1993) and reviews, including a review of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (2d. ed., 2001) and Grove Music in College Music Symposium, 2001.
Ms. McTyre has served MLA as chair of the Development Committee (2001-2004), moderator for two "Ask MLA" forums (2001,2002), Program Chair for the 2000 national meeting, chair of the Reference and Public Service Committee (1996-1999), chair of the Reference Performance Subcommittee (1993-1996), and as member of four committees, the Education Committee (2000-2004), Ad Hoc Committee for Chapter Evaluation (Plan 2001) (1997-1999), Reference and Public Service Committee (1993-1999) and Bibliographic Instruction Subcommittee (1991-1994).
has participated in regional chapters--SEMLA, TEMLA, and then the Midwest--including chairing local arrangements committees for all three chapters.
is also active in MOUG, most recently as chair (2002-2004), as moderator for an "Ask MOUG
" session on reference services (1999), and as Public Services Coordinator (1992-1996), in addition to contributing articles to the MOUG Newsletter.