Philip Ponella is the Director of the William and Gayle Cook Music Library and Director of Music Information Technology Services at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. There he oversees all aspects of library operations, teaches the graduate music bibliography course, and directs the work of the IT staff for the Jacobs School of Music. Additionally he served as a member of the Variations2 project team (http://variations2.indiana.edu/), and co-leads the Variations3 team. Previously he was Director of Academic Technology Services at the University of Rochester, and Director of Technology and Music Production at the Eastman School of Music where, in addition to leading technology, he taught the graduate music bibliography course and multiple technology related courses in the Arts Leadership Program.
He holds Masters degrees in both Music and Library and Information Science and has presented at regional and national conferences. He has served on several professional committees, and was on the editorial staff of the Journal for Seventeenth Century Music. He has been the recipient of awards from the Surdna Foundation, H.W. Wilson Company and the Music Library Association.