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Marjorie Travaline-Morris

Phone Number: (856) 256-4500 x3542
Office: Campbell Library Room 259

Marjorie Travaline-Morris

Marjorie Morris is the music liaison between the main library (Campbell Library) and the Music Department. She is responsible for gathering, coordinating, and submitting music-related orders for the library collections accessed online and in physical formats from both the Music Branch Library (scores, CD's, videos) and Campbell (books, research databases, online and print journals). She works closely with the music faculty and students to accomplish this. Marjorie was the first music librarian hired by the Music Department in 1972 to manage the new library designed by the music faculty for the newly constructed Wilson Building. In 1976, she successfully campaigned to convert it to an official branch library of the central library system. It has operated since then as the only such affiliated branch music library at any of the state schools other than Rutgers. Marjorie brought in new, additional staff over the years to assist with its operations. Her office was moved into the main library in August of 2011, but she retains responsibility for the music collections in both locations. She also provides instructional and reference services for Campbell Library. Marjorie received a B.A. degree with post-graduate work in musicology at the University of Pennsylvania and an MS in library science at Drexel University. She played oboe in the Haddonfield Symphony for 16 years and wrote program notes for that orchestra's concerts for 10 years. She continued to play oboe in chamber groups at the college and in the region until 1985 when she started playing in Renaissance music groups on crumhorn, cornamuse, and recorder. Marjorie continues to be an active member of the Music Library Association on a national level as well as the regional Atlantic Chapter. Marjorie has for many years remained active in Rowan's Women & Gender Studies Program for which she has organized several lectures and concerts of music focusing on female composers. In 2009, she assisted in bringing Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Joan Tower to Rowan for a concert and workshop.