The Record Listening Club takes the idea of a book club and puts a whole new spin on it.
It began in the fall of 2015 by inviting faculty, staff, students or community members to select an album that has some personal significance to them and lead a group discussion in the style of a book club. The only requirement is that the album must be part of the Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives collection, and with hundreds of thousands of options to choose from, that hasn’t been an issue!
Past events have featured:
- Sound Archivist and MLBSSA namesake Bill Schurk presenting one of the first albums he purchased for his own personal collection, Little Richard’s Here’s Little Richard
- Popular Culture Lecturer Matt Donahue presenting Little Axe’s One Man, One Night, which Donahue was involved in recording and producing
- Music Industry Lecturer Erik Sabo presenting his controversial take on how Pink Floyd’s The Wall is not their best album
- in fall 2017 a series of albums from 1967 to celebrate their fiftieth anniversaries along with the fiftieth anniversary of Jerome Library
This summer, Record Listening Club takes things on the road to collaborate with the Wood County District Public Library’s summer reading program, “Libraries ROCK!” and to present events for local teens. A full list of past albums and information about upcoming events is available. http://libguides.bgsu.edu/rlc