Rebecca Jean Olson

Asst Dir Academic

Langsam Library


UCL Research & Data Services, Data Scien - 0033

Professional Summary

I am the Informationist for Business and Social Sciences. I assist faculty and students in finding data sets, acquiring best practices in data management, and in selecting appropriate tools for data analysis. 

My background includes 15 years of law librarianship where I have provided patent search services, business data research, and general legal resource assistance to students, faculty, attorneys and staff. Besides my MLS, I have multi-disciplinary degrees in Russian Area Studies and have been recently certified to teach K-12. 


MLS, Indiana University Bloomington, IN, 1999

MA, Indiana University Bloomington, IN, 1999 (Russian and East European Institute)

K-12 Certification, Southern Connecticut State University New Haven, CT, 2018 (Certified school media specialist, CT. Assessment, curriculum design, student engagement, student learning technologies)

BA, University of Connecticut Storrs, CT, (Russian language, Russian & Slavic Studies)


Peer Reviewed Publications

Olson R.; Travica B. (12-01-1998. )Web as global virtual library: Usability of business sites in east and central Europe .Proceedings of the ASIS Annual Meeting, ,35 ,227-240