lisa Hooper is head of Media Services at Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, where she works to build inclusive collections and provide equitable access to research materials and methods with a focus in music, dance, theater, and interdisciplinary film. Her research focuses in collection development issues for music and film.


Other Publications

“Cross-cultural communication, music as,” “Guilds & unions,” “Troubadour” and “Synaesthesia.” Music int he Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Encyclopedia, edited by Bill Thompson. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2014.

“Institutional(izing) Archives: Trends of Cultural and Historical Authoring in the Development of Archival Theory.” Indiana Libraries (2008) 27/3.

“Interview with Nathan Gunn.” SSUSA Newsletter, Schubert Society of the USA (2006) 4/3.

“The Art of Crafting Music Score Approval Plans: An Ongoing Process.” Collection Management (2016) 41/4: 228-235.

“Preface.” Doppel-Quartett No. 1 d-Moll fur 4 Violinen, 2 Violen und 2 Violoncelli, op. 65 by Louis Spohr. Munich: Musikproduktion Hoflich, 2009.

“Under the Influence: Schubert and Public Expectation.” SSUSA Newsletter, Schubert Society of the USA (2006) 4/3.

“Underwriting History: The Role of Sound Recording Collectors in Shaping the Historical Record.” Journal of the Association of Recorded Sound Collections (Spring 2011) 42/1: 43-49.

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

July 23-24, 2019

ALTCS e-Forum: Streaming Media Collections

Co-moderating with Gisele Tanasse and Michele McKenzie

Each day, discussion begins and ends at:

Pacific: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Mountain: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Central: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Eastern: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Large-scale streaming video platforms are making more video content directly available to our users than ever before. How do librarians plan for and navigate issues of funding and access in a seemingly ever-expanding sea of offerings? Topics include: strategies for using mediated mode to improve collection development, funding models, budget management, managing user expectations, implications for immediate and long-term access, the effect of large-scale streaming collections on independent distributors, and opportunities for collaboration. Join this e-Forum to share insights and learn from national colleagues as the hosts facilitate a discussion while sharing their own experiences and perspectives.

How to Register

You must register your email address to subscribe to or access an electronic discussion list on ALA’s Mailing List Service. Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the list. Find instructions for subscribing and unsubscribing online. (http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum/sympa)

October 11, 2019

Southeast Chapter of the Music Library Association annual meeting

Panel discussion with Holling Smith-Borne, Guy Leach, and Peter Shirts (moderator)

Title: Should Libraries Collection CDs?

In 2019 in the U.S. most people seem to prefer free or subscription online streaming services for their audio listening over physical collections in libraries. However, because of how streaming music is licensed, libraries are mostly shut out of the streaming music economy, even if they wanted to join. As a result, music library circulation for physical media of audio recordings continues to fall. This panel brings together music and media librarians from three institutions in the Southeastern U.S. that have historically collected extensively in physical media and asks questions about the current state of physical media collection and possible paths forward, including collection strategies, preservation issues, the use of interlibrary loan, vinyl collections, and education. Time at the session end will be dedicated to questions from the audience.


Music Library Association

American Libraries Association


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