Mortvedt Library

Holly Senn

Virtual Reference Service Librarian

Library Staff at PLU on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012. (Photo/John Froschauer)


A resident assistant professor, Holly has worked in Library Services at Pacific Lutheran University since 2002. She heads up the Ask-a-Librarian service, provides research assistance at the reference desk three days a week, and creates content and new information structures for the web. Holly is both a librarian and an artist. In her sculptures and installations she explores the life cycle of ideas–the organic process in which thoughts have a genesis and then are either referenced or forgotten. Artist website at Holly is also the photographer and webmaster for the Environment and Learning project.


Art, education, gender studies, kinesiology.


  • Master, Library and Information Science, University of California-Berkeley, 1992