May 22, 2022

Cool Jobs! Meet Taylor Kirch, Pandora Music Librarian

An interview with Taylor Kirch posted by the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Kirch is a 2014 GSLIS grad.

From the Interview:

Where do you work and what is your role?
I work at Pandora as a music librarian on the Curation team. At Pandora, we enable people to discover music they love. Behind the scenes at Curation, that means finding music and making it available to our listeners. I work closely with our curators to ingest and validate new music as they acquire it. My primary role is collection management, including overall library and metadata maintenance. I also work on projects devoted to improving our metadata framework by creating information architecture, and taxonomies, and detailing content management features for our internal systems.

Read the Complete Interview

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.