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About Amy M. Shaw

My research and creative activity reflect my two areas of responsibility at the St. Catherine University Library: systems librarianship and music. As our Systems Librarian, I serve as the local administrator for our Alma and Primo systems from ExLibris. I also manage our proxy server, link resolver, and access to many of our electronic resources. As our Music Librarian, I develop the library’s music collection and serve as the liaison to the Music Department. In the field of music, I am particularly interested in the history of musical instruments and in the traditional music of the Nordic countries, Ireland, Scotland, and Canada. I perform traditional music on an 8-key wooden flute built by Peter Noy, a Canadian flutemaker now working in Seattle.


Present Systems Librarian/Music Librarian, St. Catherine University Library

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Honors and Awards

  • User Services Award, CLIC, 2002
  • Regional Arts Council, 2010 (awarded to O'Rourke's Feast, a traditional Irish music ensemble)
  • Faculty Research and Scholarly Activities Grant, St. Catherine University, 2010 and 1998
  • Group Effectiveness Award, Cooperating Libraries in Consortium (CLIC), 2014, 2007, and 2003
  • General Heritage and Culture Grant from the Sons of Norway Foundation, March 2015
  • Folk Arts and Cultural Traditions Fellowship from the American-Scandinavian Foundation, 2017-2018


B.S., Music Education, Tennessee Technological University
M.M., Music Literature, University of South Dakota
Master of Library Science, Indiana University - Bloomington

Contact Information

2004 Randolph Avenue #4147
St. Paul, MN 55105


Scandinavian-American music (3)

Flute (7)

Irish traditional music (4)

American music (3)

Systems librarianship (2)