MLA/DII Fellows

2013–15 ARL/MLA DII Fellows
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Joy Doan
San Jose State University
Internship Host Institution: University of California, Los Angeles, Music Library

Joy Doan holds a BA in English literature and music from the University of Michigan, and an MA in music history from Case Western Reserve University. Currently, Joy is pursuing an MLIS from San José State University’s School of Library & Information Science. She aspires to work in an academic or research repository as a music librarian. In addition to music librarianship, Joy’s professional interests include: digital archives and curation, technology services in academic libraries, diversity in academic libraries, and faculty outreach.

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Rahni Kennedy
University of North Texas

Internship Host Institution: University of North Texas Music Library

Rahni Kennedy is currently a library science student at the University of North Texas working on a specialization in music librarianship, as well as a private clarinet instructor and freelance performer in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He has earned degrees in clarinet performance from Texas Tech University (DMA), the University of Illinois (MM), and Southeastern Louisiana University (BM). His interests include the research and performance of music of the African diaspora and diversity issues in librarianship.

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Jakilah Mason  
University of Pittsburgh
Internship Host Institution: University of Pittsburgh Theodore M. Finney Music Library

Jakilah Mason is a graduate of the New College of Florida, and has a joint BA in music and English. She is beginning a master’s of library science and information program at University of Pittsburgh in the fall. In addition to music librarianship, she plans to focus her graduate studies on the intersection of library professions with social justice issues, including diversity among resources, library professionals, and library patronage. She is also interested in special and alternative libraries.

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Patrick Sifuentes 
Dominican University
Internship Host Institution: Northwestern University Music Library
Patrick Sifuentes is a first-generation master’s student. Originally from the Texas gulf coast region, he started at Sam Houston State University where he worked in the Music Library listening room. Patrick then transferred to Loyola University New Orleans to complete his BM in music. At Loyola, he was the evening and weekend student supervisor of the Music Library. He is now in the GSLIS program at Dominican University.
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Ricky Williams
University of Pittsburgh
Internship Host Institution: University of Pittsburgh Theodore M. Finney Music Library

Ricky Williams is currently pursuing an MLIS at the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences. Previously, he worked as a performing musician and teacher throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area. He holds a master of music degree in music performance from Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelor of music degree from the University of Florida. He has served as a performance arts librarian at both institutions, as well as with regional orchestras in the Southeast. His interest and intensive training in the performing arts, music, diversity, has prompted his interest in pursuing music librarianship. During the upcoming year, he will work in the Theodore M. Finney Music Library at the University of Pittsburgh. Ultimately, his goal is to inspire an extensive and diverse approach to music-related research in academia, by continually enhancing his knowledge of library management and administering proper archival access and copyright policies and procedures.

Past Fellows

Yun Fan

Yun Fan 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Originally from Hefei, China, Yun Fan received a bachelor of arts in music education from Anhui Normal University. After working as a piano teacher for three years, she attended Xiamen University where she received a master of arts in ethnomusicology. Yun Fan was awarded a two-year scholarship from Wesleyan University in Connecticut where she continued her studies in ethnomusicology and received her second master of arts degree. At Wesleyan she worked at the Music Library/World Music Archive in several areas including cataloging, concert recordings, and digital preservation. Yun Fan is a recent graduate of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she was conferred a master's degree in library and information science. As a participant in the ARL MLA DII she was employed at the Music and Performing Arts Library at Illinois, where she worked in areas such as acquisitions, collection development, cataloging, reference, and library exhibits. Yun Fan is is currently employed at the Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) in New York City as associate editor.

Jonathan Sauceda

Jonathan Sauceda 
University of North Texas

Jonathan Sauceda studied history and music at John Brown University and received the master of music in vocal performance and the master of music in music history from Wichita State University. He is currently completing a PhD in musicology from the University of North Texas, where he also completed a master of library and information science. Sauceda is a recipient of the Anna Harriet Heyer scholarship for music librarianship and has received awards from the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and from the University of North Texas, the latter for his writing on Mexican popular music. A forthcoming article in the journal Popular Music and Society offers a nuanced interpretation of a genre of Mexican popular music. He has published work on the important place of Latin Americans in the history of rock and roll for ABC-CLIO as well as on Liszt’s reception of Schubert’s Schwanengesang cycle for Harmonia. Among many other projects in which Sauceda was engaged as part of the ARL MLA DII, he conducted extensive research to gain an understanding of instructional methods and information seeking behaviors as they relate to graduate-level music research and bibliography pedagogies. The project will inform library instructional pedagogy at the University of North Texas Music Library and beyond. In August 2013, Sauceda began his first professional library position as the Music/Performing Arts Librarian at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. There Sauceda teaches information literacy to undergraduate and graduate students and plans to increase awareness of and access to Latin American art, folk, and popular music through published research. He also hopes to acquire and preserve special collections, and develop circulating collections that contribute to the mission of Rutgers.

 
 
 

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