Getting Started: A Welcome Back Checklist
As we approach the start of a brand new year here at CIM, your Robinson Music Library (RML) staff wants to remind you of some important points to make sure you are fully prepared to take on the fall!
Activate Your ID: Want to start borrowing from RML and other University Circle libraries? Make sure you bring your Case ID to our Circulation Desk to create your library account.
Borrowing Periods: RML makes borrowing easy by allowing our students to check out items for a whole semester at a time! Check an item out anytime during the fall semester and they will all be due back at one convenient time: December 20, 2016 (after classes are wrapped up). Just keep an eye out in case an item does get recalled.
CWRU-CIM Joint Music Program: Why access just one amazing library when there are two basically next door? Kulas Music Library at CWRU and Robinson Music Library at CIM work together to serve music and dance students from both institutions. Each library specializes in different collection areas and coordinates hours to give the greatest access to all our students. Take advantage of the great resources at both!
Gotta Use 'Em All! (Digital Resources): RML is so much more than books and scores - try our awesome digital resources from anywhere. Stream full operas from Met On Demand, access thousands of journals through JSTOR, or do your research from home using Grove Music Online or RILM! To access these off campus, make sure you install and activate our VPN. (For setup help, see our handy librarians.)
Go Beyond the Scores: We have a dedicated team of full and part-time staff members and librarians to help you with anything you may need. We also host special events throughout the year such as our Discovery Series and our Résumé Refresh Table! Keep an eye out for dates as we post them online. We also will do individual consultations throughout the year by appointment for paper writing help, resume/CV writing, etc. Ask us anything!
Tag, Friend, and Follow- Library Social Media: Keep up to date on the latest library events and resources by following RML on Facebook (CIM Robinson Music Library), Twitter (@CIMLibrary), and Instagram (@CIMMusicLibrary). Stay in touch!
A Welcome from Your Library Staff
Whether you are a new student or a returning student, we invite you to come and explore everything Robinson Music Library has to offer. A beautiful design combined with enhanced technology and improved lighting and furnishings work together to create an attractive and inviting library conducive to study and expanding your musical horizons. Our dedicated team of librarians and staff members are here to help you with anything you need from your research to your resume. As we like to say, ask us anything!
The mission of the Robinson Music Library is to create a nurturing environment for the study of music, supporting the educational objectives of the Cleveland Institute of Music and fostering our students' own musical growth and development. Just as CIM embraces the legacy of the past and promotes the continuing evolution of music, the Library provides a full spectrum of resources, from traditional print materials to electronic resources. The Library supports and supplements the initiatives of the faculty toward developing the full artistic potential of our students.