Patricia Sasser is Music Librarian for the Maxwell Music
Library, where her duties include collection development, research assistance,
and instruction. She earned a BA in music summa cum laude from American
University, where she was a Presidential Scholar and a member of Phi Beta
Kappa, and the MMus in musicology from the Johns Hopkins University. While
writing her thesis at Hopkins, she developed an interest in archival and
library science which eventually led to a second master's degree at the
University of South Carolina's School of Information and Library Science.
Her research interests include the tenor Enrico Caruso, the
role of opera in the early 20th century, and the digital humanities. She has
worked collaboratively on several large-scale music projects, including the
Library of Congress’ Music Treasures Consortium and the Digital Sheet Music Project.