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L-R: Josh Aldorisio, Sarah Nelson, Nathalie Hristov, Chris Durman

L-R: Josh Aldorisio, Sarah Nelson, Nathalie Hristov, Chris Durman

nathalie2Nathalie Hristov, Associate Professor & Music Librarian for Tech Services.

Nathalie works as the professional cataloger for music. She is responsible for overseeing all activities related to the cataloging and processing of music materials. She also provides collection development, reference, and bibliographic instructional services for the School of Music faculty and students. Contact Nathalie for consultation for your music research needs.

Originally from Puerto Rico, Nathalie holds a Bachelors of Music in Cello Performance and a Masters in Library and Information Science from LSU. Among her favorite activities are playing chamber music with friends, reading, swimming, and hiking. These days, her loving husband, adorable son and baby daughter occupy most of her free time.

Chris2010Chris Durman, Associate Professor & Music Librarian for Public Services.

Chris Durman is responsible for public services in the Music Library. He supervises the staff, offers help on the reference desk, provides instruction, and works to build the Music Library collection. Call on Chris for consultation for your music research needs.

Chris holds a Master of Science in Information Science from the University of Tennessee. He also gardens a little, and nurtures an abiding interest in various forms of American folk and popular music. He, his wife (Candice), and their son (Will) make their home in Jefferson City.

SarahNelsonSarah Nelson, Library Supervisor (Daytime)

Sarah Nelson is the Daytime Supervisor of the Music Library. Among her many duties, she manages circulation activities, supervises the reserve operation, assists with reference queries, and hires, trains, and supervises student library assistants.

Sarah holds a Master of Science in Information Science from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Arkansas Tech University.  She enjoys playing the clarinet, painting, reading, and traveling.

josh2013Joshua Aldorisio, Library Supervisor (Sundays and Evenings).

Josh serves as the evening and Sunday supervisor of the Music Library. He is primarily responsible for maintaining our computers, the Music Library website, and providing evening/Sunday reference and circulation services. His responsibilities also include technical processing for the branch library.

Josh holds a Master of Library Science from Indiana University-Indianapolis. He also holds a Bachelor of Music from Northwestern University and a Master of Music from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He’s a percussionist with a focus on solo marimba performance.

Student Library Assistants:

We are proud of the student library assistants who staff our circulation desk. Through the years many of them have been recognized library-wide for their outstanding service to the Libraries.

Our SLA Award of Excellence Winners: Taylor Kress, 2015; Marquis McGee, Inna Karsheva, 2014; Nick Gulick, 2009; Rosann Wilson, 2007; Jeannine Souder, 2006; Rebekah Smeltzer, 2005; Tiffany Wild, 2004; Marshunda Smith, 2002; Lora Brown, 1999; Laurie Lee, 1998; Lorri Keeling, 1997; Luke Batson, 1996; Eric White and Marcus Green, 1995; Ed Richardson, 1994

Student Library Assistants

David Floyd Melissa Greene Brandan Harden
Anna Helms Megan Whiteman Nathalie Maldonado
Collin Riggs

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