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Christopher Mehrens

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Head, Music Library
Academic Prof w/Admin Appt, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1006

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 and coordinates library services, collections, and programs with the ASU School of Music. 

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 20th and 21st centuries, American music and music criticism, interdisciplinary research methods, music collection development and management, leadership and library administration, and emerging trends in music librarianship.



  • Master of Library Science (Specialization in Music Librarianship), Indiana University, Bloomington 2002
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Musicology, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 1998
  • Master of Arts in Music History, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 1987
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, University of Washington-Seattle 1982
  • Bachelor of Music in Music History, University of Washington-Seattle 1982
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