Misti Shaw joined the Libraries in 2016 as the Head of Music Library Public Services and Outreach. Her current projects include creating a comprehensive assessment plan for the music information fluency program in the Jacobs School of Music and developing a curriculum for a public services and instruction internship for graduate music library students.
Misti speaks and publishes widely on topics related to music reference, instruction, information literacy, and outreach. Forthcoming in 2018 are several chapters in Information Literacy in Music: An Instructor’s Companion and a chapter in Information Literacy in Music: Ideas, Strategies, and Scenarios. She is also contributing essays to Outreach for Music Librarians and The Norton Guide to Teaching Music History, scheduled to appear in 2019. She is active within the Music Library Association, currently serving on its Diversity committee.
Prior to joining the Libraries, Misti served as the Music and Performing Arts Librarian at DePauw University, where she taught several courses on women in music, and in a sabbatical replacement position as Music Librarian at St. Olaf College (MN). She received her Master of Science in Library Science from the University of North Texas, her Master of Arts in Music (specializations: music history and German) from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Conservatory of Music, and her Bachelor of Music in Performance from Oklahoma City University.