Misti Shaw joined the Libraries in 2016 as the Head of Music Library Public Services and Outreach. She oversees instruction and assessment activities, reference, circulation, and social media for the William & Gayle Cook Music Library. She also teaches MUS-M539, Introduction to Bibliography, for the Jacobs School of Music.
Misti speaks and publishes widely on topics related to music reference, instruction, information literacy, and outreach. She has chapters published in Careers in Music Librarianship III (Clark and Cleveland), Outreach for Music Librarians (Stone), Information Literacy in Music: Ideas, Strategies, and Scenarios (Abromeit), Information Literacy in Music: An Instructor's Companion, and The Norton Guide to Teaching Music History (Balensuela). She is currently co-editing Careers in Music Libraries IV with Susannah Cleveland (UNT). Her research interests include music information literacy, inclusive pedagogy, increasing accessibility to collections and spaces, and anti-racist initiatives in academic settings. Misti is active within the Music Library Association, and currently serves on its Board as Recording Secretary.
Prior to joining the Libraries, Misti was the Music and Performing Arts Librarian at DePauw University (2007-2016), and in a sabbatical replacement position as Music Librarian at St. Olaf College (2006-07). 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 Cello Performance from Oklahoma City University.