GIANNINI, Ph.D., M.L.S., M.M.
in Musicology, Bryn Mawr College, 1986
Siep Memorial Prize in Musicology
-Master of Library Science, Rutgers University, 1988.
B.M. - Master and Bachelor of Music, Manhattan School of Music.
Associate Professor, Pratt-SILS, 1998 to present, tenure granted 2003
Publications and conference papers since becoming dean in 2004
Book: (2007) Great Flute Makers of France: the Lot and Godfroy Families (1650-1900). Japanese translation, London: Tony Bingham, (First published in 2003.) Illuminating French musical life and institutions, it utilizes research methodologies of both social and cultural studies and integrates a wide range of new material (textural documents, 17th and 18th century music prints, theoretical works, musical instruments, and iconography: painting, sculpture and engravings), from which a fresh and detailed historical picture emerges.
London: Tony Bingham (245 pages, 98 plates).
"…a rich mine of new information... Giannini's splendid archival research provides a history of French flute playing and a comprehensive study. Graduate students will find an exemplary model for archival work in any field." Choice, March 1995, pp. 1130-1131.
Competencies for Art Museum Librarianship: Teaching on Location at the Watson Library, Metropolitan Museum of Art in Core Competencies and Core Curricula for Art Library and Visual Resources Professions. Art Libraries Society of North America, 2005.
Liber amicorum Isabelle Cazeaux Symbols, Parallels and Discoveries in Her Honor, The Festschrift Series No.19, Pendragon Press. April 2005.
Frédéric Triebert (1813-1878), Designer of the Modern Oboe: Newly Found Archival Documents Featuring the Inventory and Auction of his Musical Instrument Enterprise.
Photograph of F. Triebert, Triebert Catalog, 1855.)
Abstract: Frédéric Triebert was the dominant figure in oboe making in France for almost 40 years, 1842-1878. The oboe he designed and manufactured defines the modern oboe. This paper presents newly found documents from the Archives Nationales (Minutier Central, AJ 13-Opéra, and AJ 37-Conservatoire), and Archives de Paris which reveal for the first time in great detail the Triebert instrument enterprise and workshop, his German origins and family ties with prominent French makers. It sheds new light on his family relationships and unconventional personal life as inseparable from his musical life while inscribing a social milieu defined by friends, customers, marriage, his reed maker mistress, business partnerships and successors. His protégé, François Laurée, established the Laurée firm and maker's mark which is found today on oboes played by professionals world-wide. Instruments by Triebert are cherished possessions of museums, collectors and performers. Their diverse key systems display his remarkable ingenuity for design, also evident in his patents. He developed the modern oboe as not only an instrument of immense technical capabilities, but also as one which succeeds equally in capturing the oboe's Gallic authenticity and characteristic orchestral sound.
Book in Progress:
Based on research in Paris at the Archives Nationales, Bibliothèque Nationales de France, Archives de Paris and Musée de la Cité de la Musique, I am working on the forthcoming book:
The Flute in France, New Documents and Perspectives - under contract with Scarecrow Press.
Through archival and special collections research producing new documentation, this book brings to light the history and artistic achievements of French woodwind makers, players and composers such as Hotteterre, La Barre, Blavet, Devienne and Tulou.
Program chair for the Association of Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) 2009 Conference in Denver, January 20-22. Conference theme: Transforming LIS Education for the 21st Century, i-CREATE (information-Culture-Research-Education-Arts-Technology-Experience).
Preparing Information Professionals for the 21st Century: A New Paradigm for the Digital Age.
Keynote speaker, Special Libraries Association, Credit Suisse, September 2007Beyond Real and Virtual: LIS and Cultural Informatics. New York Library Association Annual Conference, November 2004.
Recruiting Librarians and Faculty: Two IMLS Funded Projects - Public Urban Library Service Education, Brooklyn Public Library in Partnership with Pratt-SILS. ALISE, January 2005.
Learning on Location: Curriculum and International Contexts: Pratt-SILS Summer Program in Florence, Italy. ALISE, January 2005.
Presentation on Panel of Deans of New York LIS Schools on - The Future of Library Information Science Education - sponsored by the Metropolitan New York Chapter of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T). November 2004.
Virtual User Services in Real Libraries. PULSE Knowledge Seminar. February 14, 2005.
Pursuing a PhD - Is it for me? Presentation for the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO), Professional Development Series, April 22, 2005.
Member editorial board of the journal ASLIB Proceedings published by Emerald.
Book Reviews in peer-reviewed journals
II Flauto Traverso: storia tecnica, acustica con II flauto nel Novecento by Emilio Galante and Gianni Lazzari. The Galpin Society Journal. 2007. pp.267-169.
The Flute by Ardal Powell, MLA Notes. September 2004, pp.150-153.
Partnership and Fellowship Programs Initiated:
Introduced the SILS Fellows Program in 2007 Providing Fellowships of $3,600 and $2,500.
http://sils.pratt.edu/sils-fellows.html This program supports outstanding SILS students for field experience, research and international studies and encourages them to be reflective of professional practice as expressed through practicum and research projects. Summer 2008 fellowships supported students taking the London and Florence programs as well students doing internships: a 3-month internship in Zambia, Africa with the Lubuto Library project, and a 6-week internship at the Courtauld Institute Library, London.
Coordinator and Founder, SILS Partnerships for LIS Education:
The New York Public Library Partnership features on-location courses taught by NYPL Research librarians and curators. The program includes 6 courses: Special Collections, Art Collections, Map Collections, Performing Arts Collections at Lincoln Center, the Art World, Business & Information and Ephemera Collections.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Watson Library on-site course, Museum and Library Research. (1998-present).
Summer Institute in Florence 2004, Florentine Art and Culture, Museum & Library Research & Documentation; Conservation of Rare Books and Manuscripts with the Saci School of Art Florence, Italy. 6-credit program, 4 weeks.
London Summer School and Bloomsbury Conference on E-Publishing in partnership with University College London, School of Library, Archives and Information Science, Two-week program in June.
Practicum / Seminar: 3-credit course with research project. About 20 students fall,
spring and summer do internships at cultural and corporate institutions in NYC.
Publications and conference papers from appointment at Pratt in 1998 to 2004
Articles: Information Science
Comparing Information Seeking Behavior in Real and Virtual Environments. Information Today, 2002, Collected Presentations. Medford, NJ: Information Today, pp.21-31.
As online resources expand in scope and depth, most researchers, whether in the humanities, social sciences, science or business, begin research online. Important differences between online resources accessible in real and virtual environments challenge users to develop new strategies for finding information. As a result, information seeking behavior (ISB) is being transformed to accommodate a new research landscape. This study measures quantitatively and qualitatively the ways in which a user's online search strategies and outcomes are impacted by differences in information environments, and is designed to compare a user's ISB in the real (the library) and the virtual (home or work). As libraries plan for the future and reconfigure information services to best accommodate users, understanding how users connect and integrate print and digital resources in both real and virtual environments will be crucial to creating new and workable research environments.
Libraries on the Web, Dream or Reality? Studying the Impact of
Information Architecture on Users in Real and Virtual Environments. Proceedings,
National Online Meeting. Medford, NJ: Information Today,
Medford. NJ: Information Today, Inc., 2000, pp. 119-128.
Modeling the Reference Process Online. Proceedings of the Twentieth National Online Meeting. Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc. 1999, pp.133-143. Presents a new model of reference, and supporting research.
Rethinking the Reference Interview, from Interpersonal Communication to Online Information Process. Proceedings of the 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science, Knowledge: Creation, Organization and Use. Medford, NJ: Information Today Inc. 1999, pp. 373-380.
Information Receiving, a Primary Mode of the Information Process. Proceedings of the 61st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science. Information Access in the Global Information Economy. Medford, NJ: Information Today Inc., 1999, pp. 362-371.
Articles: Historical Musicology:
The Music Library of Jean-Baptiste-Christophe Ballard, Sole Music Printer to the King of France, 1750 Inventory of his Grand Collection Brought to Light. 2003. RILM.
The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, London: Macmillan Press, 2001.
articles on French musical wind instrument makers:
5. Jean-Jacques Rippert, 6. Charles Bizey, 7. Prudent Thieriot, 8. Dominique Porthaux and son, 9. Pierre Naust.
A French of Dynasty of Master Woodwind Makers Revealed, Bizey Prudent and Porthaux, their Workshop in Paris, rue Dauphine, St. André des Arts, ca 1745-1812: New Archival Documents. AMIS Newsletter. February 1998.
Jacques Hotteterre le Romain and His Father, Martin: A Re-Examination Based on Recently Found Documents. Early Music, Oxford Uinversity Press, Vol. 21, No. 3, French Baroque II. (Aug., 1993), pp. 377--395.
Conference papers and presentations:
(1998 January) ALISE Annual Conference, chair and presenter. "Knowledge Representation for Archives in a Multimedia World.”
(1998 April) American Musical Instrument Society. Annual Conference, Pomona, CA.
Peer-reviewed paper, "A French Dynasty of Master Woodwind Makers Revealed, Bizey Prudent and Porthaux, their Workshop in Paris, rue Dauphine, St. André des Arts, c1745-1812: New Archival Documents."
(1998 May) National Online Meeting, New York. Presented juried paper. All the Knowledge in the World, An Exhibition Celebrating the New Bibliothèque Nationale de France, From the Real to the Virtual, Comparing CD-ROM, WWW and Print Representations.
(1998 October) ASIS Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. Presented juried paper. "Information Receiving, a Primary Mode of the Information Process.
May) National Online Meeting, New York. Presented
(1999 November) ASIS Annual Conference, Washington, D.C. Presented juried paper.
Rethinking the Reference Interview, from Interpersonal Communication to Online Information Process.
(2000 May) National Online Meeting, New York. Presented juried paper. Web Information Communities, Gatekeeper, Gurus and Users, Defining New Relationships.
(2001 May) National Online Meeting, New York. Presented juried paper.
November) Juried paper presented at Library Research
Seminar II, University of Maryland. Online
Searching - Does
it Matter Where: Comparing User Research Experience and Outcomes
in Real and Virtual Environments.
(2002 May) Paper presented at the National Online Meeting, Information Today 2002 Conference, Comparing Information Seeking Behavior in Real land Virtual environments.
(2003 January) ALISE, Annual Conference: Co-Chair, Curriculum SIG. Innovation and Process in Curriculum Development: Considering the Core and Humanities Concentrations.
(2003 November) New York Library Association Conference, Saratoga Springs. Panel presentation, What Happens When Faculty and Students Collaborate on LIS Research?
(2004 April) Art Libraries Society of North America, Annual Conference, New York, panel presentation on the future of LIS education for art librarians.
A concert in commemoration of the 70th birthday of Nicolas Flagello.
Credendum (Wei Tan, violin ; Cullan Bryant, piano) -- Furanna (Tula Giannini, flute) -- Nocturne (Satsuko Nagata, violin ; Peter Vinograde, piano) -- Prelude, ostinato & fugue (Peter Vinograde, piano) -- Dante's farewell (Lynne Vardaman, soprano ; Marc Peloquin, piano) -- Piano sonata (Tatjana Rankovich, piano) -- La bella aurora (Vahan Khanzadian, tenor).
Manhattan School of Music, 1998, one sound cassette, analog, stereo., Dolby processed.
ALISE Association for Library and Information Science Education
Galpin Society, UK
Society of American Archivists
Pratt Institute: Service on Committees, 2008-2009
· Strategic Planning Committee.
· Development Committee to the Board of Trustees
· Institute Budget Committee
· Dean’s Council
· Institute Core Committee on Governance with external consultant
· Full tuition scholarship and stipend, Manhattan School of Music.
· Scholar in Music, Bryn Mawr College, full tuition scholarship and living stipend.
· Lillie Siep Memorial Prize in Musicology, Bryn Mawr College.
· Whiting Fellowship, Bryn Mawr College, one year study in France to complete dissertation.
· Faculty Research Grant - Catholic University, summer, 1996.
· Grant-in Aid, Pratt Institute, summer, 1999.
Prior to Pratt Institute:
· Information Sources and Services - reference, user education, electronic sources.
· Collection Development - included workshops in online materials selection.
· Special Collections - rare books, manuscripts & archives, prints & photographs.
· Online Searching - Dialog, First Search, WWW, CD-ROM materials.
· Archives Management - organization, administration and use of institutional archives.
· Institute on Special Collections at the Library of Congress - topic research across collections (rare books, manuscripts, prints and photographs, film, maps, sound recording).
· Seminar in Archival Research and Sources - students carry out original research at the National Archives, College Park, producing subject guides to sources and research paper.
· Courses include major projects that emphasize student understanding and use of information analysis, evaluation, interpretation and use, and focus on current issues.
Collection Development and Management
Professor, Head Collection Management
to the Library of Congress, 1989-90.
Talbott Library and Media Center
Curator of Musical Instruments and the Dayton C. Miller Collection
of Congress, 1982-83
Director of Musical Instruments, Phillips Auction House, N.Y., 1987-88
Manager, Virginia Festival of the Performing Arts,
of the Virginia Woodwind Quintet
Principal flute, Virginia Symphony.
College and University Teaching in Music
Teaching responsibilities: music appreciation, woodwind methods for music education,
sight-singing and dictation, performed on faculty recitals.
Manhattan School of Music, 1979
Professional Performing Engagements - a sampling:
North Carolina Symphony and Flute faculty, UNC Chapel Hill
Publications prior 1998, not listed.