Alex McAllister is an Assistant Professor and Humanities Librarian for the Belk Library & Information Commons. He is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, where he majored in Journalism and Mass Communication. He also holds two master’s degrees from the University of South Carolina at Columbia: an MM in Music History and an MLIS. While working on his music history degree, he wrote a thesis titled: The Lute in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Brothels: A Study of Selected Genre Paintings. He is interested in interdisciplinary studies involving music and art, especially from the Baroque era. In addition to his research, Alex teaches many information literacy classes working with students and faculty from the Art, History, English, Theatre and Dance; and Cultural, Gender and Global Studies departments.