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D.J. Hoek

D.J. Hoek

D.J. Hoek is the Associate University Librarian for Collections Strategies.

In this role, he is a member of the Libraries’ executive leadership team, with particular responsibility for planning and operations in collection development, preservation, and distinctive collections. Representing Northwestern as its chief collection development officer in the American Library Association, the Big 10 Academic Alliance, and other organizations and consortia, his work is centered on connecting students and faculty to the Libraries’ network of local and global resources, while also highlighting the extraordinary research collections available only at Northwestern.

He holds advanced degrees in music theory, composition, and library science from Bowling Green State University and Indiana University. From 2004-2015 he served as head of Northwestern’s Music Library, and he continues to teach courses on music research methods in the Bienen School of Music. Before joining Northwestern in 2004, he held positions at Wichita State University and Kent State University. He also has been a fellow in Northwestern’s Kaplan Institute for the Humanities.

His research in the fields of librarianship and music takes in the history and documentation of specialized repertoires, intersections of experimental music with jazz and rock, and matters of copyright, licensing, and ownership of digital media. He is the author of two books, Steve Reich: A Bio-Bibliography (2002) and Analyses of Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Music, 1940-2000 (2007), the latter called “an essential reference tool” by Reference & User Services Quarterly. Other publications include essays, reviews, and editorials in journals such as Notes, ARSC Journal, American Libraries, and College & Research Libraries News. He has given presentations at regional and national conferences of the Music Library Association, the Association for Recorded Sound Collections, the Popular Culture Association, and the American Musicological Society, as well as at meetings of state library organizations and Northwestern alumni groups.

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