Ashley, Lowell Edwin
- Mark McKnight
(b Christianburg, VA, April 4, 1942). American music librarian. He studied music and English at Emory and Henry College, Emory, Virginia (BA 1963) and received his graduate degree in library science (MLS 1973) from George Peabody College for Teachers (now part of Vanderbilt University) in Nashville, Tennessee. He did additional graduate work in music at Yale University as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and at Indiana University. Following three years of service in the US Army in Vietnam and Italy, he studied Italian at the Università Italiana per Stranieri, Perugia, Italy, 1969–70. After holding various library positions at James Madison University from 1973 to 1984, he served as principal cataloger and music cataloger at Virginia Tech University from 1984 to 1997, when he joined the staff of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries, where he currently serves as Head of the Original Cataloging Section of the Cataloging Services Department....