Michael J. Duffy IV
MLIS, Dominican University; MM, Northwestern University
Michael has been a professional music librarian for over ten years. He is chiefly responsible for the operations of the Music Library, and specifically, he performs collection development, library instruction, and reference for the users of the Music Library. He also supervises the Music Library staff and assists with cataloging. He plays trumpet, and his scholarly interests include English music from the before the Reformation until after the Restoration, and music from 1900-1950, particularly that of Paul Hindemith. He is also interested in library reference service, music databases, and music user services.
Elizabeth Hille Cribbs
MSLS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; MA, University of Missouri at Kansas City
Elizabeth, a new arrival to NIU, has been a professional catalog librarian for over two years. She is chiefly responsible for cataloging sheet music and sound recordings. She sings, and her scholarly interests include the vocal music of Ralph Vaughan Williams, opera and musical theater, choral music, and the intersection of feminism and music, especially in the music of modern female pop artists such as Tori Amos. She is also interested in library cataloging, metadata, and music bibliography.
MA and MFA, Northern Illinois University
Sherry, full-time senior library specialist in the Music Library, can help users find information using library resources. Outside of her work in the Music Library, Sherry is also a professional artist.