Alan Green


Alan Green is head of the Music & Dance Library at The Ohio State University. He also teaches Music Research Methods and Bibliography at the OSU School of Music. Professor Green also serves as project coordinator for Répertoire International d’Iconographie Musicale (RIdIM), an international database facilitating the discovery of music-related images in works of art (depictions of instruments, musicians, performers, music patrons, music notation, performance venues, etc.), available at 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).

The OSU Music & Dance Library is on the second floor of the 18th Avenue Library (175 W. 18th Ave.). The library is open 24 hours a day except for major holidays, perhaps unique among music libraries worldwide.

Areas of Expertise
  • Head Librarian, Music & Dance Library
  • Professor, OSU Libraries

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Music & Dance Library
210 - 18th Avenue Library
175 W. 18th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210