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Ray Heigemeir

Public Services Librarian for Music
Ray Heigemeir, Music Library


  • (650) 384-9985


Braun 104

Ray's role in the library

I oversee all aspects of public service for Music including reference, circulation, instruction, and facilities. I assist patrons in finding and using music research resources, provide tours, mount exhibits, and facilitate digitization requests. I maintain an active current awareness program and am the primary blogger on music topics  for the Stanford Libraries blog. I serve as webmaster for the Music Library site, and assist in developing the SUL web presence through work with the Online Experience Group.

Course Guides by Ray

Course number Term Guide Instructor
Music 147a/247a Spring 2014 Listening to the local: music ethnography of the Bay Area Schultz, A.
PWR 2RT Spring 2013 Stepping out of the shadows: music, the bass guitar, and the rhetoric of revolution Rod Taylor
ITALIC 95W Winter 2016 ITALIC library resources Steichen, J.

Professional activities

Member, Music Library Association, where I currently serve on the Web Advisory Group (Interim Manager, November 2014- ). Previous library experience encompasses academic law (Harvard Law School, 1986-1995) and commercial advertising (J. Walter Thompson, New York, 1997-1999). Additional professional training includes the Western Archives Institute, UC Berkeley; and Rare Book School, University of Virginia.


MA (musicology), University of Texas at Austin
MLS, Simmons College, Boston
BM, Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam