Dr. Christopher E. Mehrens is Head of the Music Library at Arizona State University. He develops and manages the collections, services, and all aspects of operations of the Music Library; coordinates library services, collections, and programs with the ASU School of Music; and participates in the management and programs of the University Libraries. He also serves as the subject librarian for music on the Tempe campus.
A native of Washington State, Dr. Mehrens holds a B.A. in music and B.M. in music history from the University of Washington (Seattle), an M.A. in music history and Ph.D. in musicology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an M.L.S. with specialization in music librarianship from Indiana University (Bloomington). In 2009 he was one of 76 librarians selected to participate in Harvard’s Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians. His research interests include music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, American music and music criticism, interdisciplinary research methods, music collection development and management, leadership and library administration, and emerging trends in music librarianship.