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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Lynne Weber

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Lynne Weber

Access Services Librarian
Associate Professor
Voice: (507)389-5272 Fax: (507)389-5155


To work for the benefit of library, campus and community by coordinating Access Services, offering library instruction, developing music reference and psychology collections and working on special projects as needed. Responsibilities include:

  • Management of library circulation functions
  • Coordination of extended campus services offered by the library
  • Supervision of Access Services staff
  • Coordination of training and scheduling of student assistants
  • Oversight of specific service needs and physical access considerations within the library
  • Involvement in library public relations and outreach
  • Instruction for English, Speech, First Year Experiences, Music, Music Education, community and school groups
  • Creation of worksheets and subject bibliographies for use in conjunction with library instruction
  • Miscellaneous handouts/guides on information resources
  • Participation in special committees within the library and on campus



University of Iowa
Master of Arts in Library and Information Science
Concentration: Management, 1996

University of Minnesota
Master of Arts
Major: Music
Minor: Art History

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Bachelor of Science
Summa Cum Laude
Major: Music Education

University of Alabama
Bachelor of Arts
Major: Music
Minor: Spanish

Institut d'Etudes Françaises La Rochelle, France
Diplôme Certificat de langue française
Summer, 2000, 2001, 2002


Library Positions:

Access Services Librarian
Minnesota State University, Mankato
January, 2003 - present

Reference Librarian/ Bibliographic Instructor
Minnesota State University, Mankato
1999 - Dec. 2002; 1996 - 1997.

Acting Music Librarian
St. Olaf College
1997 - 1998

Acting Music Librarian
Kiyo Suyematsu Music Library
Minnesota State University, Mankato
1991 - 1995

Music Library Supervisor
Gustavus Adolphus College
1987 - 1988

Library Supervisor
Waseca-LeSueur Regional Library
LeSueur Branch

Teaching Positions:

Wayzata Public Schools
1998 - 1999
Suzuki method instruction in violoncello, string bass, violin

Mankato Suzuki School
1983 - 1998 (part-time)
Violoncello; small group/ chamber ensemble coach

New Ulm Suzuki School
1996 - 1998 (part-time)
Violoncello; small group/ chamber ensemble coach

Gustavus Adolphus College
Music Theory

Promotion & Management Positions:

Public Relations for Music
Minnesota State University, Mankato
1991-1995 (part-time)

Personnel Manager
Mankato Symphony Orchestra
1989 - 1993 (part-time)


Current Oral History Project: 31 interviews with individuals associated with Wayzata elementary string program, Wayzata (MN) public schools. .

Copyright Handbook, 1995: prepared for the MSU Music Library; distributed to members of the Music Library Association nationwide.

Music Performance:

  • Mankato Symphony Orchestra Principal Cellist
  • Participation as cellist in
    Minnesota Valley Chorale Orchestra
    St. Peter Community Choir Orchestra
    Minnesota Valley Sommarfest
    Valley Chamber Orchestra
    Baroque Chamber Players of Gustavus, and with touring groups at Mankato Civic Center.
  • Appearance in many chamber ensemble programs at Minnesota State University, Mankato, Gustavus Adolphus College, elsewhere in southern Minnesota, and at the University of Minnesota

Professional Activities:

  • Midwest Chapter, Music Library Association (member since 1992)
    Membership Chair, 1997 - 1998, 2002 - present
  • Musicorum, Mankato, Coordinator, Public Relations, 1995 - 1996
  • LeSueur Concert Association, Artist Liaison, 1981 - 1996
  • Humanities Are Vital to Education (H.A.V.E.), Inc. LeSueur, MN
    President, Treasurer, Faculty Liaison, Fundraiser (1983 - 1991).
  • Department of Music, Minnesota State University, Mankato
    Coordinator, Alumni Music Performance Series (AMPS!), 1991 - 1995.

Successful Grant or Fundraising Activities:

  • Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council
    McKnight Capital Grants for Mankato Suzuki School -- $1470; $2500; $800; $1500, 1997 - 1999.
  • Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato
    Special allocation to purchase circulating collection of compact disks for Music Library, 1993 - 1994
    Special allocation to purchase equipment for Music Library, 1992 - 1993
  • Office of Student Affairs, Minnesota State University, Mankato
    Special allocation for recruitment innovation within Department of Music, 1993 - 1994.
  • Region Nine Arts Council, from the Region Nine Development Commission
    Annual grants for LeSueur Concert Association, 1983 - 1994.


  • Minnesota State University, Mankato. Faculty Improvement Grant, 1994, 2002.
  • McKnight/ Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council Individual Artist Grant, 2000.
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato. Arts and Humanities Research Grant, 1995.
  • Arts in Education Award, Minnesota Rural Education Association, 1988.

Professional Memberships: