Jonathan Sauceda

Music/Performing Arts Librarian
Librarians, New Brunswick Libraries
Library Faculty, New Brunswick
Photo of Jonathan, wearing a white dress shirt and a tie in front of hedges


Mabel Smith Douglass Library

8 Chapel Dr.
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8527

Jonathan Sauceda (PhD, University of North Texas, 2016) is the Music and Performing Arts Librarian and interim Librarian for Spanish/Portuguese, Latinx, and Latin American Studies at Rutgers University-New Brunswick where he supports the collections of his liaison areas and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on information literacy, music history, music librarianship, and research methods. Dr. Sauceda serves as the Reference Team Leader for the Douglass and Laurie Library and is the Editor of the Technical Reports and Monographs in Music Librarianship Series for the Music Library Association, where he serves on the Board of Directors, and the chair of the Research Resources Interest Group for the Society of American Music. His scholarship focuses on art and popular musics of the Americas, specifically constructions of identity, alternatively empowered and oppressed by the state. He also studies the curricula, professions, and disciplines of musicology and information science. He has published articles exploring methods for engaging students in special collections, graduate student research pedagogy, Mexican popular music, and diversity in the field in Notes: The Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association, College and Research Libraries, The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Popular Music and Society, and portal: Libraries and the Academy


Critical Musical Edition

Sauceda, Jonathan, Clare Carrasco, Emily Hagen, et al. Vespro della Beata Vergine. Hendrik Schulze, editor. Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2013.


Clark, Joe, Jonathan Sauceda, and Sheridan Stormes. “The Library, Faculty, and Teaching: Faculty Format Preferences in the Performing Arts.” College and Research Libraries (accepted August 6, 2018): 1-21.

Clark, Joe, Sheridan Stormes, and Jonathan Sauceda. “Format Preferences of Performing Arts Students.” Journal of Academic Librarianship (accepted, in press): 1-7.

Sauceda, Jonathan and Joe Clark. “MLA Personnel Characteristics, 2016: Continuity, Change, and Concerns.” Notes: The Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association (2018): 359-371.

Sauceda, Jonathan. “Arranging ‘Babel’”: Special Collections, Undergraduate Research, and Librarian Engagement.” portal: Libraries and the Academy (2018): 391-408.

Sauceda, Jonathan. “Administration and Curricula of the Introductory Graduate Music Research Course.” Notes: The Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association (2015): 448-478.

Sauceda, Jonathan. “Smuggling, Betrayal, and the Handle of a Gun: Death, Laughter, and the Narcocorrido.” Popular Music and Society 37 (2014): 425-443.

Sauceda, Jonathan. “Adorno’s Landscapes, Liszt’s Teleology: Alternative Perspectives on Schubert’s Schwanengesang.” Harmonia 8 (2009-2010): 53-73.

Book Chapter

Sauceda, Jonathan. “Diversity, Inclusion, and Outreach.” In Outreach for Music Librarians. Edited by Scott Stone. Madison, WI: AR Editions, 2019. (Forthcoming). 

Collection of Essays

Sauceda, Jonathan. “La Bamba and the Martian: Rock and the Role of Latinos.” In The American Mosaic: The Latino American Experience. ABC-CLIO, 2010-. Accessed January 18, 2012.