Mike Duffy

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Michael Duffy IV (Mike)
Pronouns: he/him/his
Fine Arts Librarian and Professor
(269) 387-5236
1051 Waldo Library, Mail Stop 5353
Mailing address: 
University Libraries - Waldo Library
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5353 USA
Office hours: 

By appointment: Schedule a consultation with Mike 

Liaison areas:

  • Art and art history
  • Dance
  • Graduate College
  • Honors College
  • Music
  • Theatre

Check out my course and research guides.

  • M.L.I.S., Dominican University
  • M.M., Northwestern University
  • B.M., Western Michigan University
Teaching interests: 
  • Music bibliography
  • Information literacy instruction in the performing arts
Research interests: 
  • Information literacy in music
  • Reference sources in music, music iconography
  • Library services, programming in libraries

Michael J. Duffy IV began his appointment as Performing Arts Librarian and Head of the Harper C. Maybee Music and Dance Library in 2014. Before this, he was Music Librarian at Northern Illinois University since 2002. Currently, Michael is chair of the Resource Sharing and Collection Development Committee of the Music Library Association. He is a member of the Music Library Association, the Midwest Chapter of the Music Library Association, the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres, and the Theatre Library Association. His writings have appeared in Music Reference Services Quarterly, Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association, and Choice magazine. He co-authored a book with Alan Green entitled Basic Music Reference: A Guide for Non-Specialist Librarians, Library Assistants, and Student Employees (Middleton, WI: Music Library Association and A-R Editions, 2013).

Additional biographical and bibliographic information available at: Professional page at SelectedWorks.