Biola AffiliationsFaculty


  • M.L.I.S., San José State University
  • D.M.A., University of Arizona
  • M.M., University of Redlands
  • B.M., University of Glasgow


John Redford has served Biola University as Music Librarian since 1999. He also holds the position of Organist at SonRise Christian Fellowship in Fallbrook. He served the Biola Library as Interim Co-Director from 2012 to 2014 and has contributed to the Biola Conservatory of Music as pianist, organist, and adjunct faculty member. John is from Newcastle, England. He first came to the United States in 1980 with the Scottish National Orchestra Chorus for performances in the Hollywood Bowl.

His current position at the library includes the following responsibilities:

  • Liaison Librarian for the School of Fine Arts and Communication:
    • Conservatory of Music
    • Department of Art
    • Department of Communication Studies
    • Department of Media, Journalism, and Public Relations
  • Liaison Librarian for the School of Cinema and Media Arts
  • Cataloging music and media
  • Reference
  • Library Instruction and Information Literacy
  • Special projects assigned by the Library Dean


  • Music Library Association
  • Music Library Association California Chapter
  • American Guild of Organists, San Diego Chapter

Recent Professional Activities

  • Owner, Lauren Publications Music Company
  • Past Chair, Music Library Association California Chapter
  • Resource Sharing and Collection Development Committee, Music Library Association
  • Music Collection Development online course for the American Library Association
  • Performing Arts Review Committee, SCELC (Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium)
  • Music Cataloging Workshop for the California Library Association


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