Nancy C. Zavac

Title/Position: Music Librarian, Marta and Austin Weeks Music Library

Profile:

 
What would you say are the outstanding highlights of your professional life?

Grand opening of the Weeks Music Library in January 2005

Serving as Music Librarian at UM since 1982

Arrival of the Larry Taylor-Billy Matthews Musical Theater Collection in 1991

Playing accordion with the New World Symphony, Miami Beach in three performances of Kurt Weill’s Suite from the Threepenny Opera

Why do you teach?

I have especially enjoyed teaching a three-credit graduate Music Bibliography course since 1980.  My goal is to provide students with the skills to do the high level of research necessary to write their graduate theses and doctoral papers. One student commented, “I never knew that being a librarian was so complicated!”

What do you hope to pass on to your students?

Over the years, I have enjoyed seeing students feel the excitement of finding a certain piece of music or bit of information in the most unexpected sources.  Those students are likely to become lifelong learners and supporters of both music and libraries.

The highlight of Nancy Zavac’s career was the move into the new Weeks Music Library facility in January 2005. Another milestone was the acquisition of the Larry Taylor-Billy Matthews Musical Theatre Archive in 1991.

As Music Librarian, Ms. Zavac is responsible for

selecting music materials and electronic resources
providing reference assistance and bibliographic instruction
overseeing cataloging
supervising staff and performing administrative duties
She teaches Music Bibliography and regularly serves on theses committees for graduate students. She is an active member of the Music Library Association, Southeast Chapter of the Music Library Association, and the Music OCLC Users Group. As a member of the MLA Education Committee she has planned several “Continuing Education Forums” for national meetings.

Nancy Zavac, Head of the Weeks Music Library, has a Master’s of Music degree in Musicology from the U. of Miami (May 1979) and a Master’s of Science degree in Library Science from Florida State University (December 1980). From 1979 to 1982 she worked as Music Cataloger at the U. of Miami Music Library and as Music Librarian from June 1982 to the present.

Short Biography:

Nancy C. Zavac is the music librarian at the Marta and Austin Weeks Music Library, University of Miami Libraries. She teaches Music Bibliography and regularly serves on theses committees for graduate students. She is an active member of the Music Library Association, Southeast Chapter of the Music Library Association, and the Music OCLC Users Group. As a member of the MLA Education Committee she has planned several “Continuing Education Forums” for national meetings. Nancy Zavac has a Master’s of Music degree in Musicology from the University of Miami (May 1979) and a Master’s of Science degree in Library Science from Florida State University (December 1980). From 1979 to 1982 she worked as Music Cataloger at the U. of Miami Music Library and as Music Librarian from June 1982 to the present. As Music Librarian, Ms. Zavac is responsible for selecting music materials and electronic resources, providing reference assistance and bibliographic instruction, overseeing cataloging, and supervising staff and performing administrative duties.


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Contact Information:

  • Nancy C. Zavac
  • Phone: (305) 284-9884
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  • Office Location: WML107

Mailing Address:

  • Frost School of Music
  • P.O. Box 248165
  • Coral Gables, FL 33124-7610

Courier Address:

  • Frost School of Music
  • 107 Weeks Music Library
  • Coral Gables, FL 33146