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Stephen Toombs

Department: Academic Engagement Services > Research Services

Title: Research Services Librarian

Email: stephen.toombs@case.edu

Phone: 216-368-2403


I have been at CWRU since Fall 1988. Within the Kelvin Smith Library I am the director of Kulas Music Library, a branch of Kelvin Smith Library housed on the first floor of Haydn Hall. I am the Research Services Librarian for the performing arts (music, dance and theater) and classics. As such I am responsible for developing the collections in those areas, providing reference services and instruction in library resources, and acting as the library's liaison to those departments.

My educational background includes degrees in music and historical musicology (Washington U. in St. Louis), librarianship (U. of Illinois at Campaign/Urbana), and performance (Dutch Royal Conservatory in The Hague).

I am still active as a performing musician (lutenist), both as a soloist and accompanist, and have a special interest in chamber music and song of the 17th century. I continue to pursue my education by going through the classical Greek sequence of courses offered at CWRU.

I grew up in St. Louis, but have lived in Cleveland for the last 27 years. I currently live in Cleveland Hts. with my wife and Harley the cat. I am a vegan and have a keen interest in science fiction (in all formats).

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What and Where is Siegal?

The notation "Siegal" in the online catalog refers to the Aaron Garber Library of the Siegal College of Judaic Studies at 26500 Shaker Blvd. Cleveland OH 44122. The Aaron Garber Library is the academic library of the College and the central library of the Cleveland Jewish community. It includes 30,000 volumes, plus periodicals, language tapes, music and text CDs in English, Hebrew and Yiddish. The Library's electronic catalog is part of the online library system managed by Case Western Reserve University, and is included in OhioLINK, the statewide electronic academic catalog system. Online borrowing privileges are reserved for students registered at Siegal College. Community members are welcome to browse the catalog, visit the Garber Library and borrow materials.

For further information, contact by email, or call 216-464-4050 x131 or 132.

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