Alan Green


Alan Green is head librarian at The Ohio State University Music/Dance Library, professor in the OSU Libraries, and adjunct professor in the School of Music. In addition to leading the initiatives of the Ohio State Music and Dance Library, Professor Green teaches the Music Research Methods and Bibliography course for music performance, conducting and education graduate students, and Bibliography for Musicologists for graduate students in music theory, ethnomusicology, and historical musicology.

Professor Green is project coordinator for Répertoire International d’Iconographie Musicale (RIdIM),* the international database coordinating the classification, cataloguing and study of iconographical sources related to music (e.g., portraits of musicians, instruments, musical events, etc.). He has also published articles concerning music periodical indexes, and has long served as a technical advisor to RILM Abstracts of Music Literature. He co-authored the book Basic Music Reference (Music Library Association and A-R Editions, 2013) with Michael Duffy, and is also the author of Allen Sapp: A Bio-Bibliography (Greenwood Press, 1996) focusing on the life and works of one of Ohio’s most significant composers.

The OSU Music/Dance Library is on the second floor of the 18th Avenue Library (175 18th Ave.). The library is open 24 hours a day except for major holidays, perhaps unique among music libraries worldwide. In addition to subscriptions to nearly all major web-based research resources, the library has a collection of more than 30,000 CDs, 80,000 LPs, 20,000 microforms (mostly facsimiles of autograph manuscripts of music compositions by significant composers), and approximately 200,000 books and scores. The library is also part of the OhioLINK network, providing access to borrowing materials from all major college and university libraries in the State of Ohio.

* Prof. Green presents public lecture  |  Thursday, February 19, 2015

At the Intersection of Music and Art: Repertoire International d'Iconographie Musicale (RIdIM). Thursday, February 19 at 3 p.m. in the Thompson Library, Campus Reading Room (11th floor). Presented by University Libraries.


Areas of Expertise
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Music
  • Professor, OSU Libraries
  • Research and Education
  • Head Librarian, Music/Dance Library

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