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Olivia Olivares - Instruction and Outreach Librarian: Home

What Exactly Does Olivia Do?

Helping Students, Faculty, & Staff with Research Questions

My Job in the UC Merced Library

My Research Interests


Professional Interests

Information Literacy

Reference and Instruction Services

Business and Economics Librarianship

Legal Research

Chicano/Latino Studies


Personal Interests

Supernatural Horror (monsters, vampires, and boogey-persons, good; slashers and serial killers, bad)

History of Colonial Latin America

Church History

Passionate defense of the Oxford comma


Bachelor of Science, Political Science/History
Northern Arizona University, 1987

Master of Library and Information Science
University of Arizona, 1995

Master of Arts, English
Minnesota State University, Mankato (in progress; anticipated completion date: 2021)


Olivares, O. (2004). Helping you buy: Virtual reference systems. Computers in Libraries, 24(5), 25-29.

Olivares, O. (2010). The sufficiently embedded librarian: Defining and establishing productive librarian-faculty partnerships in academic libraries. Public Services Quarterly, 6(2-3), 140-149.

Instruction & Outreach Librarian

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Olivia Olivares
Kolligian Library
KL 260
(209) 285-7742