Technical Services: Jim Alberts
Jim Alberts is a cataloger in the Recorded Sound Section of the Library of Congress at the Packard Campus in Culpeper, VA. Prior to coming to the Library of Congress, Jim was Assistant Music Librarian at Cornell University and Catalog Librarian at the Curtis Institute of Music. He holds an MLS from the University of Maryland and an MFA in music history from Brandeis University, as well as bachelors and masters degrees in double bass from the University of Michigan.
Archives and Special Collections: John Anderies
John Anderies is Head of Special Collections at Haverford College in Philadelphia, PA. Prior to becoming a special collections librarian John was Music Librarian at Haverford and worked in User Services and on the Variations digitizing project at Indiana University. He holds an MLS from Indiana University, an MA in early music performance practices from Case Western Reserve University, and a BM from Baldwin-Wallace College.
Academic Libraries: Joe Clark
Joe Clark is the Head of the Performing Arts Library at Kent State University. Before coming to Kent State, Joe was the Digital & Audiovisual Media Librarian at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County where he oversaw the Library Media Department and Slide Library. In addition to the Music Library Association, he is active in the Association for College and Research Libraries and the American Library Association, and enjoys strong knowledge of various facets of academic librarianship.
Ensemble Libraries: Jane Cross
MSgt Jane Cross joined the United States Marine Band, Chamber Orchestra, and Chamber Ensembles in 1997 as a librarian and was appointed chief librarian in 2008. She holds bachelor's degrees in clarinet and English, and she obtained her master's degree in library and information science in 2003, one of the few performance librarians to have done so. An active member of the Major Orchestra Librarians' Association (MOLA), she served on their board for four years, on the MLA/MPA/MOLA committee for three, and is currently serving as MOLA/MLA liaison and MLA Big Band librarian. Jane has enjoyed helping those new to the field of performance librarianship by inviting them to see how her library is run, introducing them to MOLA's many resources, and helping them make connections with other performance librarians.
Librarians Approaching Retirement: Laura Dankner
Laura Dankner is a former President of the Music Library Association. A former singer, Laura was Associate Professor/Music Librarian at Loyola University, New Orleans for 23 years. She is currently a librarian at the Milne Public Library in Williamstown, MA. In addition to serving MLA as President, Laura has also been a Member-at-Large on the Board, Development Officer, Placement Officer and head of the Education Committee, among other roles. Laura is the author of many book reviews, has contributed chapters to several MLA publications, and co-authored "Musical Gumbo," published by W. W. Norton, written in collaboration with Grace Lichtenstein.
Solo Librarians: Michael Duffy
Michael Duffy has been Music Librarian at Northern Illinois University Libraries since 2002. Since 2007, he has been Head of Branch Libraries, and currently holds the rank of Associate Professor. At Northern Illinois University, he has served on several search committees. He holds an MLI. from Dominican University, an MM in musicology from Northwestern University, and a BM, magna cum laude, in music education from Western Michigan University, where he graduated from the Lee Honors College. Before entering graduate studies in librarianship and musicology, Michael was a public school music teacher. He has been a member of the Music Library Association since 2001 and is currently a member of the MLA Career Development and Services Committee, and Reference and Access Services Subcommittee. He served as Secretary/Treasurer of the MLA Midwest Chapter from 2003 until 2007, is chair of its Membership Committee, and serves on its Publications Committee. He has also been a member of the Music OCLC Users Group since 2002. His writings have appeared in Music Reference Services Quarterly, The Reference Librarian, Notes: The Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association, and Choice.
Librarians in Mid-Career: Amy Edmonds
Librarians Approaching Retirement: Bob Follet
Robert (Bob) Follet currently serves as Publicity & Outreach Officer for the Music Library Association. Bob worked in several music libraries in Texas and Arizona before becoming Head of the Arthur Friedheim Library at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, from which he is retired. His MLA activities include chairing the Texas, Mountain-Plains, and Atlantic Chapters of MLA and serving as Book Review Editor of Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association. Bob has published numerous book and sound recording reviews in various publications.
Public Libraries: Steve Landstreet
Steve Landstreet is the Head of the Music Department at the Free Library of Philadelphia, where he has worked for the past 18 years. He is a past chair of MLA’s Public Libraries committee and is currently a Member-at-Large on the MLA Board. He worked as a paraprofessional in both public and academic libraries before getting his MLIS in 1993, and is especially enthusiastic about connecting with music librarians (and future music librarians) in other public libraries.
Broadcast Media Libraries: Thom Pease
Thom Pease is a cataloger of audio recordings at the Library of Congress in the Recorded Sound Processing Unit at the Packard Campus for Audiovisual Conservation in Culpeper, Virginia. He has spent over 10 years working in radio libraries and sound archives, including WETA-FM, WFIU-FM, National Public Radio, and the Archives of Traditional Music, and has been with the LoC since 2005. He hosts a weekly contemporary classical music program on WTJU in Charlottesville, maintains contacts to the public radio industry, and understands the function of media assets and knowledge flow in broadcast media organizations. He is also the MLA organization liaison to the Association of Music Personnel in Public Radio. Thom has served on the vocabulary review panel for the development of PBCore 2.0, the metadata schema for all public broadcasting organizations, including the CPB-funded American Archive.
Library Administration: Sheri StormesSheri Stormes holds a BM and MM in vocal performance from Butler University and an M.S. in Library Science from Indiana University. Her principal areas of concentration in library school were library administration and personnel management. Sheri has been a librarian at Butler University for thirty-six years. During that time, she has served in various capacities, including Associate Music & Fine Arts Librarian, Associate Director for Public Services, Acting Director of Libraries, Associate Dean of Libraries, and Music & Fine Arts Librarian. For several years, Sheri was chair of the Butler Libraries' Personnel Committee and she has served on numerous search committees for various positions (including faculty and staff) on the Butler campus. Sheri has served on the Membership, Nominating, Program, Local Arrangements, and Public Services Committees of MLA's Midwest Chapter, and the Personnel Subcommittee/Career Development and Services Committee, Development, and Promotion and Sales Sub-Committee of MLA, and the Continuing Education Committee of ALA's College Library Section. Sheri also chaired the most recent MLA Placement Officer Search Committee.
Solo Librarians: Lisa WoznickiLisa Woznicki is the Performing Arts Librarian at the Albert S. Cook Library in Towson, Maryland. Previously, she worked for 18 years as a public services librarian and supervisor for the Baltimore County Public Library. Her areas of interest include imbedded librarianship, performing arts research, and the preservation of library materials in the performing arts. She has degrees in music literature, English literature, library science, and is completing a Master of Science in music education.