Libraries & Archives

Amy Shaw


Office: St. Paul, Library 60

Phone: 651.690.6423


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About Amy

Amy Shaw is the systems librarian at St. Kate's and manages the technical details of various online systems (such as CLICsearch, our library management system, our proxy server, and many electronic resources) so that they all interoperate effectively, enabling you to discover information and access our resources from wherever you are.

Amy has a Master of Library Science degree from Indiana University, an MS in music literature from the University of South Dakota, and a BS in music education from Tennessee Technological University. Her master's thesis, "Transverse Flutes by London Makers, 1750-1900" led to a passion for playing the wooden flute, and that is what she is often doing when not working at the library!

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Library e-resources management
  • Systems librarianship
  • History of musical instruments
  • Traditional music and folklore

Selected Publications & Presentations & Awards


O’Rourke’s Feast. O’Rourke’s Feast. New Folk Records. CD. 2014. See more information.

Kreitzer, Amy. “Sweet Harmonies from Little Wooden Boxes: Mandolin Playing in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Minnesota History 75 (Spring 2001):218-235.

Kreitzer, Amy. "Serial Numbers and Hallmarks on Flutes from the Workshop of Monzani & Hill." The Galpin Society Journal 48 (March 1995):168-180.


Shaw, Amy. “Vitality, Life, Soul: Building Up a Town with a Fiddle.” Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Norwegian-American Historical Association, Northfield, Minnesota, October 29, 2016.

Shaw, Amy. “It really was a WOODwind: The story of the flute from 1550-1850,” Twin Cities Early Music Festival, Minneapolis, MN, 15 August 2015.

Shaw, Amy. “Winds of Change II,” a lecture recital presented at the National Music Museum, Vermillion, South Dakota, 25 April 2014.

Shaw, Amy. “Winds of Change,” a lecture recital presented at the National Music Museum, Vermillion, South Dakota, 5 April 2013.

Kreitzer, Amy. “The Mandolin in Minnesota: An Illustrated History.” Paper presented at the Classical Mandolin Society of America Convention, Minneapolis, MN, 5 November 1999.


Folk Arts and Cultural Traditions Fellowship from the American-Scandinavian Foundation – 2017-2018