Areas of Expertise
Library Science (liaison to Jordan College of Fine Arts): art history, dance, media arts, music, theatre, music, especially vocal music and singers' diction
Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)
Stormes, Sheridan. The Power of Pronunciation! A Guide to Pristine Pronunciation of English, French, German, Italian, and Latin for Classical Singers and Choral Directors. Indianapolis, IN: [Butler Print Shop], August, 2006, rev. ed., December, 2007.
Stormes, Sheridan and Gordon Theil. “Job Hunt Rhetoric: The Conversation behind the Successful Search” in Careers in Music Librarianship II: Traditions and Transitions, edited by Paula Elliot and Linda W. Blair, 53-70. Scarecrow Press, 2004.
Stormes, Sheridan. Hochdeutsch for Singers. Rev. ed. Indianapolis, IN: [Butler Print Shop], 2001.
Stormes, Sheridan. Liaisons Dangereuses and Other Aggravations of French Diction. Rev. ed. Indianapolis, IN: [Butler Print Shop], 2001.
Stormes, Sheridan. "Butler Freshmen Hunt for Library Treasure," C&RL News, (July/August 1993): 382-383.
Presenter/panelist, "Best Practices for Creating LibGuides." Midwest Chapter, Music Library Association 68th Annual Meeting, Notre Dame, Indiana,October, 2009.
Presenter/panelist, "The Music Librarian's Juggling Act: Successful Strategies for Developing Positive Relationships Among Diverse Campus Constituencies." MLA National Meeting, New York City, February, 2001.
Presenter/panelist, "Musings on the Muses" workshop sponsored by the Reference Roundtable Committee of INCOLSA, [Indianapolis], September 16, 1998.
Presenter, "Innovative Ideas for Chapters," given jointly with Regent, Wilbur Fulbright (Boston University) at two Biennial Pi Kappa Lambda Conferences, [Houston], 1989 & [Atlanta], 1991.
Presenter, "How to Prepare for the Preludes Competition," lecture given to interested high school students at Indianapolis Children's Museum (the handout that I developed for this lecture was mailed out with competition applications), [Indianapolis], Fall 1989.
Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)
Music & Fine Arts Librarian - Library Liaison for JCFA: Art History, Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre. I develop the Butler Library's resources for these disciplines and provide specialized reference services and insturction.