Janet Hilts

Janet Hilts

Janet Hilts (She/Her/Hers)

Librarian I, Arts and Humanities Librarian

Research and Information Services

  • Master of Library and Information Studies, University of British Columbia
  • Master of Arts, Ethnomusicology & Musicology, York University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Music (Honors), Psychology (minor), Carleton University


Presentations & Publications

  • Hilts, J., & Doi, C. (2022, March 4). Representation matters: Developing a Canadian BIPOC composers dataset for music collection evaluation and development [Conference presentation]. The 91st Annual Meeting of the Music Library Association.

Professional Associations

  • Music Library Association
  • Art Libraries Society of North America
  • Theatre Library Association
  • Association for Recorded Sound Collections
  • MLSTEP – Music Library Students and Emerging Professions

Previous Experience

Research Assistant, Sounds of Home: Exploring Local Music Collections and Collecting in Canada, University of Sasketchewan

Co-op Librarian, Simon Fraser University Library

Music Librarianship Intern, University of Saskatchewan, Music and Education Library

Subject Specialty
  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Arts
  • Film
  • Graphic Design
  • Digital Storytelling

Areas of Expertise

  • Music and Performing Arts Librarianship
  • Supporting arts practitioners
  • Inclusive collection development
  • Critical information literacy
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