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Kathleen (Kathy) Abromeit

Oberlin College Conservatory of Music
Public Services Librarian (she/her)
Oberlin, Ohio
Kathy Abromeit is the public services librarian in the Conservatory Library, where she works to create positive, engaging, and user-centered experiences for students. She enjoys collaborating with faculty to develop meaningful library experiences for students to learn about the tremendous riches in the Conservatory Library.

Her areas of scholarly interest include music information literacy, faculty/librarian collaboration, African American spirituals, library inclusion and advocacy, and outreach. Her publications include the monographs An Index to African-American Spirituals for the Solo Voice (Greenwood Press, 1999), Spirituals: A Multidisciplinary Bibliography for Research and Performance (Music Library Association and A-R Editions, Inc., 2015), Ideas, Strategies, and Scenarios in Music Information Literacy (Music Library Association and A-R Editions, Inc., 2018), An Index to Negro Spirituals (SUNY Press, forthcoming), and Music Information Literacy: Inclusion and Advocacy (Library Juice Press, forthcoming), a multi-author volume that is co-edited with Dyani Sabin.

She is a mindfulness practitioner which has helped to transform her life into one with fresh eyes and less boredom.