The Mendel Music Library is delighted to extend a hearty welcome to our new staff member Abbey Thompson as manager for Collection Services and Technical Processing, as well as Web site editor. Abbey has master’s degrees in musicology and library science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a bachelor of arts degree in performance from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She hails from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where she was a library assistant in the Children’s Literature Research Collection. Previously to that, she was a project librarian in the eleven-county public library cooperative for southeastern Minnesota (SELCO), where she variously worked as a project grant manager, cataloger, and Web site editor. While at UNC she was a graduate research assistant in the Metadata Research Center in the School of Information & Library Science and the Rare Book Collection and Southern Folklife Collection of the UNC libraries. She was also a teaching assistant in the UNC Music Department for two years. She also has been the Webmaster for the Midwest chapter of the Music Library Association. Her e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. If you use the Mendel Music Library, please introduce yourself to Abbey! You’ll see her often at the circulation desk and in the stacks taking care of the collection.