Sara J. Beutter Manus is the Music Librarian for Education and Outreach at the Anne Potter Wilson Music Library at Vanderbilt University, where she has been employed since 2005. She earned a M.A. in musicology and a M.L.S. at Indiana University, specializing in music librarianship. Sara coordinates reference services for the Wilson Music Library and implemented a required music information literacy program for all undergraduates in the Blair School of Music in the fall of 2007. She is an active member of the Southeast Music Library Association and the Music Library Association and has taught this course as a music reference workshop multiple times. Her publications include “Librarian in the Classroom: An Embedded Approach to Music Information Literacy for Undergraduate Music Students” (published in Notes 66, no. 2, December 2009: 249-61) and a chapter in Ideas, Strategies, and Scenarios in Music Information Literacy, “Embedding the Framework: Using Embedded Librarian Techniques to Facilitate Music Information Literacy” (edited by Kathleen A. Abromeit, published by A-R Editions, 2018).
Founded in 1931, Music Library Association (MLA) is the professional organization in the United States devoted to music librarianship and all aspects of music materials in libraries. MLA provides a professional forum for librarians, archivists, and others who support and preserve the world's musical heritage.