Johanna Groh is a current LIS student and area of interest is in Music Librarianship and the majority of her experience at DU has been in archiving music and performance related material for the Central City Opera House. She also has had experience working in performance libraries such as the Colorado Symphony and The National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge.
A few LIS programs offer an elective course that allows you to explore music librarianship. However, to gain experience the student has to make/find their own opportunities (through course projects, practicum, volunteering, etc.), so Johanna did just that! She has been processing performance related materials from 1932-1976 from the Central City Opera House in the Archives Processing/Special Collections department for the DU University Libraries. This has been an educational experience that has allowed her to use her knowledge of music history and literature as well as utilizing skills from LIS courses.
If you’d like to get in touch with Johanna about her experiences with music librarianship, you can e-mail her at JoGroh5@gmail.com.
Johanna is just one of the many LIS students we will be showcasing throughout this year. We are still accepting applications, so if you would like to be like Johanna and have your experience showcased, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Area of interest (e.g. web content management, archives, school librarianship, etc.)
- A short (3-5 sentences) description of your LIS experience/project, including why it was a positive experience.
- An e-mail address where you can be contacted.
- A photo of you (optional).