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Wendy found out today that she will be going to Chicago in April to represent the CSO at the international conference held each year by MOLA! MOLA is the Major Orchestra’s Librarian Association, a professional association that helps librarians communicate with each other to benefit each other and their orchestras. You might think this is pretty nerdy, and perhaps it is so, but really it’s no different than my being in the ICA or any other association of like-minded or similarly employed people. Nerdiness indeed serves a purpose: it means one has passion bordering on obsession for what one does! It means one truly cares about what edition of a certain score was published when and what mistakes were corrected in it! It means that my music will be prepared with the utmost dedication to precision! It means a lot. Anyway, I’m really excited about Wendy going this year. I can’t think of anyone I’d rather have represent our orchestra. Certainly she can help change the perception of music librarians being a haggard, haphazard bunch of pasty-faced, bespectacled bores.

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