Leo is the Resource Description Librarian for Unique Formats and Materials at University of Houston Libraries. Leo is currently serving a 5-year term as the SACO Music Funnel Coordinator (2022-2027). In this role he promotes and facilitates the creation of subject authority records for various Library of Congress controlled vocabularies related to the cataloging of music resources. Leo is an active member of the Music Librarian Association (MLA), Music OCLC Users Group (MOUG), and the Association of Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC). His research interests include metadata description & access, and the development of modern musical microgenres.
Leonard received both his undergraduate degree in Music Education and masters degree in Library Information and Science from the University of North Texas. He previously worked at the New England Conservatory of Music as their Catalog Librarian.