John Vallier is Ethnomusicology Curator and Head Media for UW Libraries. In these roles he collects, preserves, and provides access to an array of media collections, including the UW Ethnomusicology Archives. He also oversees the Libraries' media makerspace (Media Arcade) and media preservation lab. As an Affiliate Assistant Professor in Ethnomusicology, John teaches on a range of topics. Before coming to UW, John was archivist at the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive, a writer for All Music Guide, a composer for Activision, and a drummer for such bands as Swell, Climax Golden Twins, and Santa Cruise Control.