Curriculum Vitae

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M.S. – Library and Information Science, Simmons College (Boston, MA) 2018
Concentration: Archives Management
Additional Coursework in Digital Curation, Website and Database Management

  • 60 hours with Walker Sampson at CU-Boulder on Digital Preservation and Curation
  • 130 hours working at the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming

Ph.D. – Musicology, University of Colorado Boulder 2013
Dissertation: Hayasaka Fumio, Ronin Composer: Analysis and Commentary on Five Film Scores
(Thomas Riis, advisor)

M.A. – Music, University of Missouri at Kansas City 2006
Concentration: Chamber Music and Bassoon Performance
Research Document: The Bassoon in the Café: An Annotated List of Selected Works of Twentieth-Century French Chamber Music with Bassoon

B.M. – Music Performance, Truman State University (Kirksville, MO) 2004
Concentration: Bassoon Performance


Utah State University Eastern, Price, UT
Head, Eastern and Statewide Library Services, 2023-Present
Outreach and Statewide Services Librarian, 2022-2023

University of Memphis, TN
Assistant Professor, Research and Instructional Services Librarian, 2018-2022

College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Visiting Instruction Librarian, Research Services, 2017-2018

University of Colorado Boulder
Lecturer, Department of Special Collections and Archives, 2014-2017


Articles and Book Chapters

“The Past, Present, and Future of the Collections of Cinema and Media Music Database.”
Co-authored with Jeff Lyon, Heather Fisher, Joshua Henry, and Sienna M. Wood, in Journal of Film Music 10.2 (2017): 142-152 [Note, volume published Dec. 2022]

“The Soft Power of the Information Sciences: Western Influences on the Development of Japan’s Library and Archival Systems”
Co-authored with Jane Thaler, in Library & Information History 36.1 (2020): 32-48.

“Film Music as a Tool for Fostering Critical Thinking and Historical Empathy”
Co-authored with Lisa Gilbert, in Cinematic Social Studies: A Resource for Teaching and Learning Social Studies with Film, ed. William B. Russell III and Stewart Waters (Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2017)

“A Score Full of Grief: Fumio Hayasaka’s music for Sanshō the Bailiff (1954)”
Asian Music 46.2 (Summer/Fall 2015)

“Jazzing in the Tokyo Slum: Music, Influence, and Censorship in Akira Kurosawa’s Drunken Angel”
Cinema Journal 53.1 (Fall 2013)

Essays and Criticism

“Carbon College and Utah’s Educational Revolt”
Co-authored with Aimee Lauritsen for “The Beehive Archives,” Utah Humanities (February 26, 2024), radio story for Utah Public Radio.

“Have I Heard that Before? Copyright’s Impact on Drawing Inspiration from Music’s Past.”
Landslide 12.3 (Jan/Feb 2020), 17-19, 67.

“Lamb, B. (2019). Overton park: A people’s history.”
Tennessee Libraries 69.1 (March 2019)

“Hollywood Film Scores”
Notes, 74.3 (March 2018): 497-502.

“The Stuff Archives are Made Of”
The Rocky Mountain Archivist XXXIV, Number 1 (Spring 2017)

Ride With the Devil, dir. Ang Lee, 1999.”
Middle West Review 3.1 (Fall 2016)

“‘Dream’ still alive in Central City’s ‘Man of La Mancha'”
Boulder Daily Camera, July 20, 2015

“Godfrey Reggio, dir., The Qatsi Trilogy
Journal of the Society for American Music 9.2 (May 2015)

“Postmodern Jukebox and the New Music Industry”
Flow 20.3 (September 2014)

“John Frakenheimer, dir., Seconds; Jerry Goldsmith, I.Q./Seconds
Journal of the Society for American Music 8.3 (August 2014)

“Cost of Music: Media Scoring and Unions”
Flow 20.2 (August 2014)

“A Flow Column feat. Hans Zimmer and Pharrell Williams”
Flow 20.1 (July 2014)

“Fumio Hayasaka and Donald Richie: A Friendship”
Cinema Journal 53.1 (Fall 2013), Afterthoughts and Postscripts

Other Internet Publications and Blogs

“A New Guide for the Budding Genealogist”
The College of William & Mary Libraries Blog, June 2018

“Post and Carpenter – The Television Sound”
American Heritage Center Blog, July 2017

“A Yorkshire Diversion”
Stainforth Library of Women’s Writing Blog, June 2017

“Tales of Two Libraries (And Three Books)”
Stainforth Library of Women’s Writing Blog, May 2017

“Student Experiences: Michael Harris on Online Programs”
SNAP Blog, February 22, 2017

“The Tale of Aphra Behn’s “A Pindarick Poem” and How it Came to CU”
Stainforth Library of Women’s Writing Blog, December 2016

“A Steroscopic View of Colorado” (Link is to PDF version because the original site has been shut down)
CU Boulder Libraries Blog, January 30, 2015

“Wagon Train to the Stars” (Link is to PDF version because the original site has been shut down)
CU Boulder Libraries Blog, September 5, 2014

Interviewed on Episode 11 of the Aca-Media Podcast
Society of Cinema and Media Studies, January 2014

Hobby and Enthusiast Writing

“Nodus x The Pen Addict Review”
The Watch Clicker (March 19, 2024).

“A Pen Addict’s Watch? The Nodus Sector Dive GMT – Pen Addict Edition”
The Pen Addict (March 13, 2024).

“This Is The Parker Penman Sapphire Replacement You’re Looking For”
The Pen Addict (May 16, 2022).

“Portrait of a Penman”
The Pennant 38.3 (Fall 2020), 39-43.

“Parker Penman Inks: A Classic Contextualized”
The Pennant 38.1 (Spring 2020), 38-42.

“Monument to our Matrons”
Plumbago, 5 (January 2019): 25-27.
On-line at Stainforth project blog


A Place for Play: Imagining New Boundaries for Academic Libraries
Co-Presentation, Utah Academic Library Consortium Fall Retreat (University of Utah) 2023

A Place for Travelers: Notions of Libraries as Third Space and Time
Co-Presentation, Utah Library Association 2023

Space Planning and Outreach at an Indigenous American Serving University Library
Co-Presentation, Utah Academic Library Consortium Fall Retreat (Brigham Young University) 2022

Changing Roles & the Role of Change: Research and Instructional Services & Health Sciences Librarians Change Roles During Covid-19
Co-Presentation, West Tennessee Academic Library Consortium (WeTALC) Fall Meeting 2021

Listening to Each Others’ Stories: The Transformative Potential of a Liaison Program
Tennessee Library Association (Virtual Conference) 2021

Big Ideas, Individual Effort: Graduate Student Writing Retreats as Accelerator for Dissertation Completion
Transforming Libraries for Graduate Students (Kingsport, TN) 2020

The Past, Present, and hopeful Future of the Collections of Cinema and Media Music Database
Music Library Association (Norfolk, VA) 2020
Max Steiner Symposium (Brigham Young University) 2019

Lost in Translation?: Robotech’s Cross Pacific Journey
Music and the Moving Image (New York University) 2019

C2M2: Creating a Better Film Music Archival Record
Music Library Association National Meeting – Poster Session (St. Louis, MO) 2019
NedTalks, McWherter Library, University of Memphis 2019

The Sound of Absence: Kurosawa, Hayasaka, and the Missing Music of Ikiru
MmMI (New York University) 2018
Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Program (Expanded Version, College of William & Mary) 2018

The Collections of Cinema and Media Music Database: Creating a Better Film Music Archival Record
Sources and Archives in Screen Sound Studies (University of Huddersfield, England) 2017

Ghosts in the Score: Kenji Kawai’s music for Ghost in the Shell (1995) and Innocence (2004)
MaMI (NYU) 2017

Archival Views of Digital Humanities: Possibilities for Collaboration
Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists (Denver, CO) 2017

Borrowing Beyond the Stars: James Horner’s Music for Star Trek II and III
MaMI (NYU) 2016
Society for Cinema and Media Studies National Meeting (Atlanta, GA) 2016

3, 2, 1, Let’s Jam: Time and Music in the Anime of Shinichiro Watanabe
Norlin Library Symposium Series (Expanded Version, University of Colorado Boulder) 2015
American Musicological Society Rocky Mountain Chapter meeting (Fort Collins, CO) 2015

The Hayasaka School: Fumio Hayasaka and Post-War Japanese Film Music
Composition in Asia Symposium and Festival (University of South Florida) 2015

Serial Apes: Jerry Goldsmith’s Twelve-Tone Techniques in Planet of the Apes (1968)
Society for American Music National Meeting (Sacramento, CA) 2015
MaMI (NYU) 2014

A Score Full of Grief: Fumio Hayasaka’s Music for Sanshō the Bailiff
AMS–RMC (Flagstaff, AZ) 2013

Lost in a Memory: Music as Mnemon in Cowboy Bebop
Columbia University Music Scholarship Conference 2014
MaMI (NYU) 2013
AMS–RMC (Greeley, CO) 2012

Where Does He get those Wonderful Tunes?: Musical Representation of the Batman
Rocky Mountain Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels (Denver, CO) 2012

Hayasaka and His Censors: Writing Film Music for Kurosawa in Occupied Japan
UCB Musicology/Music Theory Colloquium Series 2012

With a Little Help From His Friends: The Case of Drunken Angel
Consortium Crossdisciplinary Conference (Boulder, CO) 2011

I’d Sooner Listen to the Rain: Aural Structures and Sound Aesthetic in Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon
MaMI (NYU) 2010
AMS–RMC (Boulder, CO) 2009


Curated and wrote all captions for the exhibit Tune Books Through the Years (Summer 2017, CU Special Collections and Archives)

Portions of Global War:  Reflections on a Decade of Conflict, 1935-1945 (Fall 2015, CU Special Collections and Archives)


Former editor for the Stainforth Library of Women’s Writing Project also creator of the Stainforth Mapping sub-project


University of Memphis
Instructor, Honors College, 2019-2020
From Cuneiform to Cyperpunk: The History of Information in Human Culture

University of Colorado Boulder
Instructor, Continuing Education, 2009-2017
Music of the Rock Era
Music in American Culture

Lecturer, College of Music, 2011-2014
World Musics–Asia
American Film Musical
Introduction to Music Research

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Affiliate Faculty, Department of Music, 2013-2014
Introduction to Music
History of Rock and Roll
Senior Projects Advisor