It’s Share Your Favorite Music Librarian Anecdote Day

Over the past few days, I’ve had several mutually exclusive conversations with colleagues about music librarians. In each instance, we exchanged anecdotes where a well-trained and experienced music librarian saved the day. By saved the day, I mean the librarian either prevented a major performance related disaster, saved the organization fistfuls of dollars, or accomplished something of profound artistic accomplishment. Each of the conversations was uplifting in its own way so …

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The Arts Advocacy Assembly Line

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Let’s keep the advocacy trend going by taking a closer look at a broader cross-section of resources and tips to help all stakeholders contribute to arts advocacy efforts at the local, state, and federal level. ArtsHacker published an article today by Sarah Marczynski that provides a number of resources to help you establish an effective arts advocacy assembly line to assist with planning campaigns, creating awareness, inspiring engagement and action, then …

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Government Affairs Committee Action Item Friday

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If your organization has a government affairs board committee (spoiler: it should) it has no shortage of action items to address. Here are few that should be on your radar. One item of note comes from a recent Opera America email urging members to contact their members of congress to “share stories about how the charitable deduction supports opera, community initiatives and jobs.” They even provide a link to a form …

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You Mean I Can Get Paid To Be On Facebook, Twitter, And Instagram?

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There have been several interesting listings posted at Adaptistration Jobs recently and one that stands out is a full-time position (with benefits!) for a Social Media Coordinator at Town Hall Seattle. It’s good to see arts organizations not only but embrace these positions as an integral part of successful marketing performance. In full disclosure mode, Town Hall Seattle is a client of mine but I can say with no reservations everyone …

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San Antonio Symphony Gets Hit With A Data Breach

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The 2/14/2017 edition of the San Antonio Express-News published an article by David Hendricks that reports on a data breach at the San Antonio Symphony (SAS). According to the report, hackers managed to secure “the names, birth dates, social security numbers and addresses for about 250 employees.” The data breach, which is thought to have occurred Monday and was discovered that afternoon, didn’t compromise data for donors, season-ticket holders or other …

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