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About Amy M. Shaw, MLIS, MM

I became Head of Archives and Special Collections in 2019, my 25th year at St. Kate's. (Prior positions included Systems Librarian and Performing Arts Librarian.) The Archives and Special Collections department encompasses historical university records, manuscript collections, rare books, and several thousand physical objects. My research and creative activity reflect the archivist's interest in primary sources as well as my subject area of music. 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 working in Seattle.

Positions

2019 - Present Head of Archives and Special Collections, St. Catherine University Library
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1999 - 2019 Systems Librarian /Assistant Professor, St. Catherine University ‐ Library
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1994 - 2004 Performing Arts Librarian / Assistant Professor, St. Catherine University Library
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Grants

2017 - 2018 Folk Arts and Cultural Traditions Fellowship
American-Scandinavian Foundation
2015 General Heritage and Culture Grant
Sons of Norway Foundation
2010 Faculty Research and Scholarly Activities Grant
St. Catherine University
1998 Faculty Research and Scholarly Activities Grant
St. Catherine University
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Honors and Awards

  • Group Effectiveness Award, Cooperating Libraries in Consortium (CLIC), 2014, 2007, and 2003
  • User Services Award, CLIC, 2019 and 2002

Education

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

2004 Randolph Avenue #4147
St. Paul, MN 55105

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Scandinavian-American music (6)

Flute (7)

Irish traditional music (4)

American music (3)