Archivist; Audiovisual Archiving
Maureen Russell is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Ethnomusicology, specializing in audiovisual archiving, oral history, and information literacy and research skills. In addition, Russell is Head of Cataloging and Archivist at the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive, one of the largest and oldest ethnographic audiovisual archives in North America. She has written two critically acclaimed books about television and film (Highlander: The Complete Watcher’s Guide. New York, New York: Warner Aspect, 1998 and Days of Our Lives: A Complete History of the Long-running Soap Opera. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 1995.) Currently, she is the editor for Music Reference Services Quarterly’s “Off the Beaten Path” column (MRSQ is a peer-reviewed journal published by Taylor and Francis) and the editor for Ethnomusicology Review’s “From the Archives” column (Ethnomusicology Review is a multilingual, refereed publication for interdisciplinary music scholarship and the graduate student publication of the UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology). Russell was the 2021 UCLA Librarian of the Year.
Audiovisual Archiving; Information Literacy and Research Skills
B.A., M.A. C.Phil., History, UCLA; M.L.I.S., UCLA