Misti Shaw.

Misti Shaw

Associate Director, Access and Learning
Associate Librarian

Cook Music Library M160

(812) 855-6716

Subject specialist inMusic

Misti Shaw is Associate Director of Access and Learning for the William & Gayle Cook Music Library. She oversees information literacy and instruction activities, reference, circulation, and outreach initiatives. She teaches MUS-M539 Introduction to Bibliography for the Jacobs School of Music, co-teaches ILS-Z655 Seminar in Music Librarianship for the Luddy School of Informatics, and supervises internships for music librarianship graduate students (ILS-Z605).
Misti speaks and publishes on topics related to music reference, instruction, information literacy, and outreach. She co-edited Careers in Music Libraries IV (eds. Shaw and Cleveland, A-R Editions, 2022), and has chapters 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). Her research interests include music information literacy, inclusive pedagogy, search behavior of music patrons, and increasing accessibility to collections and spaces. Misti is active within the Music Library Association and its Midwest Chapter.
Prior to joining the IU Libraries, Misti was the Music and Performing Arts Librarian at DePauw University (2007-2016), and was the sabbatical replacement 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.

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