Felicia Piscitelli

Professional Responsibilities

Rare Book and Special Collections Cataloger:

  • Create and enhance bibliographic and authority records according to high-level national standards in all languages and formats
  • My cataloging specialties are: books in Romance languages (Italian, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Catalan, etc.)
  • Manage special cataloging projects
  • Serve as a resource person for staff in Cataloging and in Cushing

Italian Resources Librarian:

  • Subject Specialist: Italian Language and Literature
    Subject Specialist: Santa Chiara Study Institute, Italy
  • Select library materials in the fields of Italian language and literature.  Work with other selectors in acquiring materials pertaining to Italy in other fields (for example, history, architecture, art, archeology, etc.)
  • Liaison with Italian faculty in the Dept. of European Languages and Cultures (in the College of Liberal Arts) 


  • Master of Library Science, University of Arizona, 1990.
    Major:  Library Science
  • Master of Music, University of New Mexico, 1983.
    Major:  Music History and Literature
    Thesis: The Chamber Music of Mrs. H.H.A. Beach (1867-1944) 
  • Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts, University of New Mexico, 1979.
    Major:  Music History and Literature
    Minor:  French

Research Interests

  • Sacred music
  • Hymnology
  • Bibliography
  • More recently (since becoming selector for Italian), Italian literature, language and history

Selected Publications


  • Gregorian Chant Collections in Print, Music Reference Services Quarterly , 8:1 (2001) 69-78.

  • Thirty-five Years of Catholic Hymnals Published in the U.S. (1962-1997): an Annotated Chronology, The Hymn 49:4 (October 1998) 21-34. (This project received the Walter Gerboth Award from the Music Library Association in 1994)

  • "Whatever Happened to the Sung Credo?, Pastoral Music  21:6 (August-September 1997) 10-15.

  • Hymns, Hymnology and Catholic Libraries, Catholic Library World 67:4 (June 1997) 14-23.

Book chapters:

  • Protestant Hymnody in Contemporary Roman Catholic Worship, In: Wonderful Words of Life: Hymns in American Protestant History and Theology, edited by Richard J. Mouw and Mark A. Noll (Grand Rapids. Mich. : W.E. Eerdmans, 2004), pp. 150-163 (essay) and 265-272 (appendices).
    Awarded a grant from the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicalism, 1998.
  •  Thomas Nast, 26 September 1840-7 December 1902, In: Dictionary of Literary Biography, v. 188, American Book and Magazine Illustrators to 1920, edited by Steven E. Smith, Catherine A. Hastedt, Donald H. Dyal. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1998, pp.205-220


  • Write program annotations for local "classical" music concerts for the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra, the Brazos Valley Chorale, and some chamber music concerts




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