Our Officers

Chair: Sarah Ward

Sarah Ward is a second year master's student pursuing dual degrees in Musicology and Library Science at Indiana University. In addition to working as a library assistant for the Archives of Traditional Music, she also works as a member of the Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative and serves as a metadata quality control specialist in a CLIR-grant funded map digitization project at the Wells Library. Before graduate school she lived in Georgia where she performed for many years with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Chamber Chorus and worked for the Emory Libraries first as the assistant to the rare books cataloger, then as an Interlibrary Loan specialist, and most recently as the coordinator of daily operations at the Music and Media branch library.

Membership: Yuri Shimoda

Yuri Shimoda is a second-year student pursuing her master’s degree in library and information science at the University of California, Los Angeles, with a specialization in media archival studies. She spent this summer at the Packard Campus of Audio-Visual Conservation as a Library of Congress Junior Fellow. Yuri is the founder of the first student chapter of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC), a recipient of an American Library Association 2018-2019 Spectrum Scholarship, and plans to become an audio archivist and music librarian.

Programming: Kurt Hanselman

Web Technologies: Anne Lake

Anne Lake graduated from Indiana University's MLS program in December 2016. She is also a Ph.D Candidate in Indiana University's Musicology department, researching the history and culture of scoring for superhero films. Now a Senior Library Technician for University of Kentucky's technical services division at the Little Fine Arts Library, she enjoys spending what little free time she has reading and playing with her cat Elsie.

Chapter Liaisons

Greater NY Liaison: Joshua Henry

I am currently the Cataloging Specialist at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in May 2017 with a dual degree in Musicology and Library and Information Sciences. I’m originally from Oklahoma, and I miss Milwaukee (shout out to MPMLA and MWMLA members!). Although I love cataloging, I also enjoy reference librarianship, and I look forward to one day gaining experience in archives. In regards to music, I play the clarinet, and my research interests focus on film music. My dream job would be a film music librarian while also playing for a movie studio orchestra.

SEMLA Chapter Liaison: Bonnie Finn

Bonnie is currently the Evening Supervisor for the George F. DeVine Music Library at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville (UTK). She graduated from UTK with her Master of Music/Musicology in 2016 and a Master of Science in Information Science in 2017. Bonnie became a member of both MLA and SEMLA (Southeast) in 2015 (and attended the conferences!). She joined MLStEP in 2016. As liaison for the Southeast, Bonnie would like to encourage new members to become involved both regionally (SEMLA) and on a national level (MLA). Bonnie is a member of the MLA Reference Sources committee, a subcommittee of Public Services. Her information science and musicology interests include digital humanities, data visualization, music and cultural relations in fin-de-siècle and WWII Austria, Germany, and the US, jazz, issues of identity, and social uses of music. Bonnie loves helping students in the music library at UTK, especially with research. She also enjoys meeting new people!

Atlantic Liaison: Andrea Copland

Andrea Copland is currently completing dual Master’s of Music degrees in Oboe Performance ('19) and Musicology ('20) at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where she works in the Arthur Friedheim Library as Graduate Student Circulation Manager, and studies with Jane Marvine. Previously, she earned degrees from the University of Denver in Oboe Performance (BM ‘13) and Information Science (MLIS ‘17). Her musicological research explores the intersections between music, national identity, and politics through resistance as [un]represented in historical documentation.
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