Elizabeth A. Pineo (she/her) is passionate about music, disability, and archives, and she has followed these passions to their intersection in the field of information studies. As a Ph.D. student at the University of Maryland, College Park (degree anticipated May 2028), Elizabeth's research focuses on information access in music archives for Disabled users. She is working toward a reality in which archives, the starting points of knowledge construction, are fully accessible to and accurately representative of all people. For more information about her work, see the Publications and Research Statement pages. 


Outside of academics, Elizabeth works as the Director of Strategic and Creative Operations at the Including Disability Journal and Global Summit and a scriptwriter for Together with Classical's YouTube series, Classical Bean, which focuses on demystifying the world of classical music. She also works as a writing fellow at the University of Maryland Graduate School Writing Center and as a cataloger at the Vocal Music Instrumentation Index, a digital archive of Baroque vocal music. 

Elizabeth is a classically trained pianist, and, in her free time, she enjoys learning languages and caring for her ever-growing plant collection. She received her M.L.I.S. from the University of Maryland, College Park in May 2023 and her B.A. in Music with a minor in Educational Studies from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in February 2021.

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Ph.D. Student in Information Studies

College of Information Studies (iSchool)

University of Maryland, 

College Park

Email: epineo [at] umd [dot] edu


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