Mimi Tashiro

Music Bibliographer

(650) 725-1144

As Bibliographer I am responsible for building the collection of the Music Library through the addition of current, out-of-print, and gift materials. I also select rare materials for the Music Library and Special Collections in Green Library, and work at the reference desk in the Music Library.


  • AMLS, University of Michigan, Library Science
  • MA, Stony Brook University, Musicology
  • BA, Lewis and Clark College, Music

Professional activities 

Music Library Association

Music Library Association, Northern California Chapter

Association for Recorded Sound Collections

Selected Publications 

“Dictionaries.”  In The Grove Dictionary of American Music, second edition. Forthcoming.
“Stanford Presidential Lectures and Symposia in the Arts and Humanities: Pina Bausch,” 13 October 1999, http://prelectur.stanford.edu/lecturers/bausch/ (accessed November 8, 2011).
Compiler of “Obituary Index” in Notes, 1993-97.
Coauthor of “Servants, Scholars, and Sleuths: Early Leaders in California Music Librarianship.” Notes 48 (March 1992).
Coauthor of A History of the Music Library Association in California, N.P.: The Music Library Association, Northern and Southern California Chapters, 1991.

More about me 

I have been at Stanford for my entire career as a librarian. My first working spaces were located in the ballroom and gun closet of The Knoll, which was formerly the President's home and now houses CCRMA (Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics). One of my current projects is expanding our collections in World Music.