Lisa Hooper



Lisa Hooper


Music & Media Librarian


(504) 314-7822


Music & Media Center


The Head  of the Music and Media department develops music and media collections including digital and print formats; acts as bibliographer and liaison to the Music and Communication Departments; and works closely with a full-time Media Specialist who oversees the day-to-day running of the library's Music/Media facility. She develops a dynamic vision for the library's music and media collections, following national trends, current research, and the latest practices in the field; reports to the Director of Public Services.

Degrees & Professional Certifications

MLIS, Library and Information Science specializing in music librarianship (Indiana University)

MA, Musicology (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

BA, Music Performance (Pennsylvannia State University)

Professional Affiliations

American Library Association

Music Library Association (national and Southeast regional chapter)

Society of American Archivists

American Musicological Society

Professional Activities

Recent Publications:

Keeping Time: An Introduction to Archival Best Practices for Music Libraries, co-authored with Donald Force. Chicago: Music Library Assocation and A-R Editions, forthcoming.

"ExLibris's Primo and Musical Research." Music Reference Services Quarterly (2012), 15/2: 119-124.

"And We're Back! Experiences in Quickly Building a Robust Sound Recording Collection." Music Reference Services Quarterly (2012), 15/3: 173-179.

"Building an E-Audio Reserves Program at Tulane University: Methods and Procedures." Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery, and Electronic Reserve (2012), 22/3-4: 181-196.

Recent Conference Presentations:

"Moments of Divergence in Academic and Professional Perceptions of Electronic Sheet Music and Potential for Convergence at the Library." 2013 Annual Meeting of the Music Library Association, San Jose, CA.

"Base Lining: Follow-Up on the Interlibrary Loan and Music Collections Survey of 2011." A Collaborative presentation at 2013 Annual Meeting of the Music Library Association, San Jose, CA.

"Situating the Library: Understanding the Library as Community as a New Method of Needs Assessment," 2012 annual meeting of the Southeast Chapter of the Music Library Assocation, Tuscaloosa, AL.

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