UCSB Music Library welcomes Kyra Folk-Farber as Music Librarian

Congratulations to UCSB's Assistant Music Librarian/Evolving Workforce Resident Kyra Folk-Farber​, who will assume the permanent position of Music Librarian at UCSB effective July 1, 2017! During her time as Evolving Workforce Resident, Kyra published and presented extensively in her research area (copyright and fair use in libraries). She chairs the library-wide Copyright Advisory Committee and contributes to several other Library committees, including Scholarly Communication, Development, and Outreach. She has served as subject liaison for the Department of Music (her Doctorate in Music is from the University of Montreal), and she participates in the Library’s general reference and instructional programs. Kyra has also remained active in vocal performance, appearing in solo recitals and concerts throughout the Santa Barbara area.
 
About Kyra Folk-Farber
 
Kyra Folk-Farber is Music Librarian at the University of California Santa Barbara. After receiving a Bachelor of Music from the New England Conservatory and a Doctorate of Music from Université de Montréal, and after singing professionally for several years, Kyra completed a Master's of Information in Library and Information Science from the University of Toronto. Her position at UCSB includes teaching, reference, collection management for music, and research. She researches musicians' knowledge and behaviors around copyright and fair use regarding music scores, and is involved in educating the academic community about copyright and fair use. In her previous career as a musician, Kyra performed as a soloist with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Métropolitain, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Aradia Ensemble, and the ARC Ensemble. She still sings regularly, and considers her activity in the local music community an important part of staying current with the research and repertoire needs of the UCSB Department of Music.