The Kevin Freeman Award

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The Kevin Freeman Award supports aspiring music librarians in offsetting the cost to attend the annual meeting of the association. This year, awards were granted to Dyann S. Bishop, Matthew Ertz, Bracken Klar, Yi Hong Sim, and Jennifer Ward. Dyann S. Bishop completed her M.L.S. degree at the University of Pittsburgh in August 2009. She is currently employed as a library associate at the Shirlington Library, Arlington County, Virginia, and in October 2009 was promoted to Librarian I. A professional flutist for thirty years, Ms. Bishop had initially thought that orchestra librarianship was her niche, but has since decided on public service in music libraries as her true calling. Matthew Ertz is in his second year of the M.L.S. program at Indiana University in the music librarianship specialization. He attended the 2009 MLA meeting in Chicago, and found it to be an excellent stimulus and inspiration as he continues in his studies. Mr. Ertz is particularly interested in development of Web-based databases, audio collections and resources, and thematic catalogs. As a composer, he has a keen interest in contemporary music. Bracken Klar is enrolled in the M.L.I.S. program at the University of Oklahoma, and works as Public Library Media Center Associate I for the Tulsa City-County Library System. An avid fan of popular music, Mr. Klar started a production/promotion company that resulted in putting Tulsa "on the map" of national touring acts, and aspires to a music librarianship position that encompasses archival work as well as programming and community outreach. …