Marlene Wong

Head of Werner Josten Library

Contact & Office Hours

Monday to Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Josten Performing Arts Library, J137

413-585-2931

Subject Specialties

Dance
Music
Theatre

Education

M.S.L.S., Simmons College

B.A., William Smith College

Marlene Wong is a member of the Teaching, Learning, and Research Group. She manages the operations of and provides strategic leadership for the Werner Josten Performing Arts Library. She is responsible for and directs collection development and interdisciplinary selection in the subject specialty of the performing arts, which includes acquisitions, and cataloging. She provides reference, research and teaching support for students and faculty in music, theatre, dance and related disciplines.

Marlene began her career as a music cataloger in the Stanford University Music Library, and subsequently became the music librarian at the University of California, Davis. She is a classically trained organist, established church musician, and a musician who has always danced. She sings and plays with The Well Tempered Ukes, and is studying classical Spanish vocal music. She has attained the masters excellent titles in the performance sport of AKC dog agility on her standard poodle, Louie Louie, now retired.

Committees

Libraries Preservation Team, LibrariesSocial Media Team, Smith College Office of Admissions Multicultural Recruitment Working Group

Publications & Presentations

Wong, Marlene. “John Duke and the American Art Song,” presented as part of "Marking a Century: Music at Smith (1909-2009)," Smith College, February 9, 2010.
An earlier version was presented at the Bibliography Round Table, MLA National Meeting, Newport, RI, February, 2008.

Duke, John. Four Chinese love lyrics : for soprano and piano. [Editors: Clifton J. Noble, Jr., Marlene M. Wong] Huntsville, Tex. : Recital Publications, 2010. Preface by Marlene M. Wong; score transcribed and edited by Clifton J. Noble, Jr.

Wong, Marlene. “So You 'Have' To Be A Dance Librarian: Extending Our Skills: Focus on the Library,” presented at the MLA Music Librarianship Educators Roundtable, Denver, CO, Febriary 27, 2015.

Professional Affiliations

Music Library Association
Advisory Board of Contact Quarterly: Dance and Improvisation Journal (member)