Journalism and Communication Studies Librarian

Room 4 Wilson Library
612-624-1140
vhoulson@umn.edu

I am the subject librarian who provides support for the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Communication Department in the College of Liberal Arts.  I help scholars and communication researchers with questions about collections, research methods, data management, and other research services.  I support instructors with class presentations and help students find information for their research papers and assignments.

Please contact me with any questions about communication or media studies, newspapers, audience research, advertising campaigns, public relations, and public opinion.   I can also help with market research, consumer spending analysis, and researching companies or nonprofit organizations. 

 

Contact me by email, phone, or use this appointment scheduler:



 

WEBSITES AND RESEARCH GUIDES

Journalism Library

 

Subject specialist for:

Education

B.A. Philosophy, Iowa State University

M.A. Library Science, University of Iowa

Service to Professional Organizations

Association of College and Research Libraries, Educational and Behavioral Sciences, Communication Studies Committee

Selected Presentations & Publications

"Getting Results from One-Shot Instruction: A Workshop for First-Year Students" College & Undergraduate Libraries; 2007, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p89-108

Co-authored with Kate McCready and Carla Steinberg Pfahl "Window into Our Patron's Needs: Analyzing Data from Chat Transcripts" Internet Reference Services Quarterly; 2006, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p19-39