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Ray Heigemeir

Public Services Librarian for Music
Ray Heigemeir, Music Library


  • (650) 384-9985


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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, facilitate digitization requests, and serve as webmaster for the Music Library site, as well as primary blogger on the SUL music blog. In addition, I assist in developing the SUL web presence through 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.

More about Ray

I was born and raised in the lower Hudson Valley of New York State. My undergraduate major was in music history and violoncello. My master's work focused on music iconography (specifically, William Hogarth's London), and library reference services for music, art, theater, and dance. In my leisure time I enjoy cooking and food culture, the piano, and figure drawing.


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