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FYS 120E: Identity, Media, and American Culture

Research guide for FYS 120E: Identity, Media, and American Culture

Research and Instruction Librarian for Music & Fine Arts

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Karen Olson
she/her/hers
Contact:
Christiansen Hall of Music 147 (Music Library)
& Rolvaag Library 306
507-786-3362
Website

Finding Karen, the Music & Fine Arts Librarian

Hello from Karen Olson, your friendly Music and Fine Arts Librarian (and from Citlalli, her cat!)

Karen, wearing headphones, posing with her tortoiseshell cat, Citlalli.

I'm usually in Halvorson Music Library on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. My office is to the right as you enter the music library.

I usually work out of Rolvaag on Tuesdays and Fridays. To get to my Rolvaag office, go past the main desk and turn right at the spiral staircase into the reference area. There's a small corridor of offices running along the back of the space; my office, 306, is on the end of that corridor.

Special Fall 2023 note: I'm taking an online Swedish class Tuesdays at 4, so I will not be available for consultations then. However, I will have extra availability Mondays and Wendesdays to make up for it.

More Research and Writing Help

For research questions:

  • Make an appointment with Karen for one-on-one research help.
  • Email Karen if you just have a quick question.
  • Visit a Research & Writing Tutor (seated by the Rolvaag Circulation Desk) for after-hours help. They are available Sunday-Thursday from 8-10pm.

For writing help:

  • Make an appointment with the Writing Desk for assistance with organizing ideas and improving your writing style.