About Us

The Sound Recordings Archives was established by Sound Recordings Archivist William L. Schurk in 1967, to address the need for recorded sound among various academic departments at BGSU. The Sound Archives became a vital component of the Popular Culture Studies program at the University, collecting and preserving popular music to support teaching and research. 

The Music Library merged with the Sound Recordings Archives in 1979. The two collections operate as a single unit, located on the third floor of the Jerome Library.

Patty Falk

  • Position: Music Catalog/Metadata Librarian; Professor
  • Phone: 419-372-0266
  • Email: pkfalk@bgsu.edu
  • Address: Jerome Library, Room 311

Patty Falk is the Music Catalog/Metadata Librarian in the MLBSSA where she catalogs multiple formats and supervises student employees in the MLBSSA. She has worked at BGSU since 1995 and holds and MLIS and M.M. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has a background in both classical and popular music and previous experience as a piano teacher and accompanist.

Trinidad Linares

  • Position: Library Associate
  • Phone: 419-372-2308
  • Email: tlinare@bgsu.edu
  • Address: Jerome Library, Room 316

Trinidad Linares manages course reserves, creates new call numbers and summary notes for fanzines and adds current periodicals to the archive. She has an Master of Arts degree in popular culture and completed her undergraduate honors thesis on Stephen Sondheim. Her musical genre of choice is musical theatre, but she has a strong interest in the cultural applications and implications of music.

Angela Pratesi

  • Position: Head Librarian
  • Phone: 419-372-9929
  • Email: aprates@bgsu.edu
  • Address: Jerome Library, Room 314

Angela Pratesi oversees the activities of the Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives. She holds master's degrees in music history and library and information science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research interests primarily lie at the intersection of learning, information and the arts.

Updated: 06/14/2023 01:38PM