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About Casey A. Mullin

Casey Mullin holds a Bachelor of Music degree in viola performance from Western Washington University and a Master of Library Science degree (with music specialization) from Indiana University Bloomington. Prior to coming back to Western, he was Music Cataloger for the New York Public Library and Head of Data Control for the Stanford University Libraries. His professional service engagements include committee posts with the Music Library Association and American Library Association, and he currently serves as Past Chair of the Music OCLC Users Group. Outside of the library, Casey is an active performer (viola, violin and piano) and a published writer on music.


2016 - Present Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, Western Libraries, Western Washington University, Western Washington University Western Libraries and Learning Commons
Present Librarian, Western Washington University Western Expert

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • • Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), Esther J. Piercy Award (2019)
  • • Music Library Association, Richard S. Hill Award (for article “Faceted Vocabularies for Music: A New Era in Resource Discovery”) (2019)
  • • WWU Team Recognition Award (as part of MABEL team) (2019)


2007 - 2008 M.L.S., Indiana University, Bloomington ‐ School of Library and Information Science
2003 - 2006 Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance, Western Washington University ‐ Department of Music

Contact Information

Cataloging and Metadata Services
Western Libraries
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA 98225


Recent Works (5)

Articles (3)

Presentations (6)

Reviews (5)

Best Practices for Music Cataloging (3)

Research Works (2)