Steven K. Gerber

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Music Library Exhibit
June 15-October 15, 2019
Fenwick 2600

Gerber's Resume

Music, Theater, and Philosophy Librarian
Mason Libraries

Adjunct Professor
School of Music

(703) 993-9051
Fenwick 2604, Mailstop # 2FL

I participated in three overseas international conferences in recent years, and made time for some cultural tourism...

for my AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS travelogue (2009)
for my OSLO, NORWAY travelogue (2011).

for my VIENNA, AUSTRIA travelogue (2013).

Can I interest you in an online KNOWLEDGE BASE of student-written materials on American musical theater history? Visit my Scalar 2 site from Spring 2017.

MAY I ASSIST YOU in your search for performing materials and scholarly resources in your pursuit of knowledge about the past, present, and future of music, theater, and philosophy?

As Mason Libraries' liaison to the Schools of Music and Theater and the Department of Philosophy, I am the contact person for questions, recommendations, and instruction regarding library resources in these disciplines. I'm part of the Libraries' Arts and Humanities Team in the division of Research and Educational Services. In addition to these duties, I teach graduate music courses, maintain a personal research interest in 19th-century American music, play viola in a local orchestra, and edit the book-review section of a scholarly journal in music librarianship. Please call on me for:

  • personal consultations regarding faculty teaching and research interests and needs, as well as one-on-one reference and research assistance to music students at all levels
  • suggestions for integrating library and electronic-resource use into student assignments
  • classroom instruction in use of library finding-aids, reference sources, database indexes, and digital libraries-- with options for a library tour of physical facilities and hands-on computer activities
  • procedural assistance or referral to specialist-colleagues in such areas as electronic course reserves or distance education
I'm especially interested in your input regarding the acquisition of NEW MATERIALS or the institution of NEW SERVICES in the library, and can serve as your intermediary for other library functions, such as digitally archiving your scholarly publications and presentations, and preserving the traces of your current performance activities and creative projects (that will become "primary sources" for performing-arts historians of the future).

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Phone: 703-993-9051
Campus mail: Fenwick 2604, MS# 2FL

I'm an amateur orchestral violist, most recently playing with the Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra. Here are some viola jokes.