Maureen Russell is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Ethnomusicology, specializing in audiovisual archiving 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 is an active participant in a variety of campus and professional organizations. Russell was three-time President of the UCLA Library Staff Association, President of the UCLA Graduate School of Library and Information Science Alumni Association and twice Chair of LAUC-LA (Librarians Association, University of California, Los Angeles).
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).
Audiovisual Archiving; Information Literacy and Research Skills
B.A., M.A. C.Phil., History, UCLA; M.L.I.S., UCLA