2023-24 MLStEP Board Officers & Liaisons

Co-Chairs: Becca Fülöp, Michelle Rivera, and Vivian Teresa Tompkins

Contact Co-Chairs by email here.

Sarah Carter, Membership Officer
Sarah Carter (she/her) is a graduate student at Indiana University Bloomington pursuing a dual MLS and MIS with dual specializations in Music Librarianship and Archives & Records Management. She earned her BM in Music Composition and BA in Arts Management & Entrepreneurship with a minor in Public History from Baldwin Wallace University in the spring of 2023. Her interest in music librarianship and archival studies began at the Baldwin Wallace University Riemenschneider Bach Institute, where she participated in the RBI Scholars Program and worked throughout her undergraduate career. This interest continued to be fostered through internships at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives, the Exilarte Center for Banned Music, and the Library of Congress Music Division. When not in class, studying, or working at IU Bloomington’s Cook Music Library and Archives of Traditional Music, Sarah enjoys drinking tea, collecting antique books and stereoviews, and taking road trips in her beloved Subaru Crosstrek, Kima!

Contact Sarah by email here.

Michelle Rivera, Programming Officer
Michelle Rivera is a Music Library Specialist at the University of Notre Dame. She received her BM and MM from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her MLIS is in progress through the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. She was the 2021 MLStEP Membership Officer. (Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame.)

Contact Michelle by email here.

Yee Wing Chan, Web Technologies Officer
Yee Wing Chan (she/her/hers) currently works as a Library Special Formats Cataloger at The Juilliard School. She graduated with a master’s degree in library science with a specialization in music librarianship from UNC-Chapel Hill in August 2023. Additionally, she holds a Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy from East Carolina University and a Master of Music in Music Theory from Florida State University.

Yee Wing maintains the MLStEP Gig List, Twitter, and Facebook, as well as this site. Contact her by email here, or use this form to submit a post or feedback to the blog.


Becca Fülöp, Atlantic Chapter Liaison
Becca Fülöp holds a Ph.D. in musicology from the University of Michigan (2012) and dual MLIS/MAS degrees from the University of British Columbia (2020). She began her position as Performing Arts Librarian at Temple University in 2022, where she serves as liaison to the music, theater, and dance departments and oversees the Beyond the Notes concert series. Before beginning her library career she taught musicology at the University of Michigan and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. In her free time Becca enjoys running, choral singing, counted cross stitch, and hula dancing.

Contact Becca by email here.

Vivian Teresa Tompkins, Midwest Chapter Liaison
Vivian Teresa Tompkins (she/her/hers) is the MLStEP Chapter Liaison for the Midwest Chapter of MLA. Originally from Greenville, S.C., Vivian is currently a student in the Musicology PhD program at Northwestern University. She holds an MS in Library and Information Science from Syracuse University (2021), an MSt in Music (Musicology) from the University of Oxford (2018), and a BA in Music from Furman University (2017). Her research interests center on women’s music-making in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England, and on the use of digital tools and platforms to make materials related to women musicians more accessible. Vivian hopes to combine her interests in music librarianship and the digital humanities by working as a digital scholarship librarian.

Contact Vivian by email here.

Maria Souliotis, Mountain-Plains Chapter Liaison
Maria Souliotis (pronounced “so-lee-oh-tis”; she/her/hers) is the Mountain-Plains Chapter Liaison. She is currently an Instructor of Library Services at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK, where she serves as the university’s Music Librarian, and is also the Vice-Chair of the Mountain-Plains Chapter of MLA. Maria holds an MLS from Texas Woman’s University and an MA in Musicology from the University of Denver. Her research interests include narratives in music, film, and the written word, as well as topics related to Ethnomusicology. She seeks an interdisciplinary approach to librarianship and enjoys collaborating with professionals from a variety of academic backgrounds. Maria is an active member of the Northeastern State University/Community Chorus.

Contact Maria by email here.

Mitch Hughey, Pacific Northwest Chapter Liaison
Mitch Hughey was born and raised in Columbia, Missouri. There he attended The University of Missouri, obtaining a BA in English there in 2012. Mitch has spent the last two decades building a career as a professional musician. He regularly performs concerts and teaches instrument lessons to students of all ages.

In January 2022, Mitch graduated with a MLIS from Emporia State University. Prior to graduation, Mitch worked for the Dallas Public Library. There he organized group instrument lessons for library patrons and led an initiative to offer acoustic guitars for checkout to patrons. In the fall of 2022, Mitch joined the library staff at The University of Oregon as the Music Cataloger & Metadata Technician. There he works to make music more equitable and accessible for students and the general public.

Contact Mitch by email here.

Rebecca Shaw, Southeast Chapter Liaison
Rebecca Shaw is a Music Librarian at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. She received her BM in Piano Performance & Pedagogy from Montreat College, and her MLIS from the University of Washington. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, knitting, and playing board games with friends. 

Contact Rebecca by email here.

Alexa Frederick, Texas Chapter Liaison
Alexa Frederick (she/her/hers) is the MLStEP liaison for the Texas chapter of MLA. She holds her bachelors in music education from Texas Tech University and is currently working on obtaining a Masters in Library Science from the University of North Texas. In addition to her studies, Alexa also works as the Music Cataloging Graduate Services Assistant at the University of North Texas Music library. Her research interests include music and radical politics, popular music, and rock and roll. In her spare time Alexa enjoys crocheting, learning the guitar, going to the gym, and playing oboe in a local community band.

Contact Alexa by email here.

California Chapter Liaison: vacant

Greater New York Chapter Liaison: vacant

New England Chapter Liaison: vacant

New York State – Ontario Chapter Liaison: vacant