St. Olaf Libraries

Beth Christensen

About Beth

Beth is Music Librarian at Halvorson Music Library, located in Christiansen Hall of Music. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Illinois State University, a Master of Science in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois, and a Master of Arts in Musicology from the University of Minnesota. Beth loves working with undergraduates and is passionate about teaching students how to find and evaluate information. On those rare moments when she is not thinking about libraries and music, she enjoys reading, travel, cooking (and eating!), running, hiking, and film.

Areas of interest and expertise

  • Research instruction
  • Early twentieth century music, art, and dance
  • Intersections and relationships between music and art
  • Primary source material in music
  • Music bibliography
  • Using interdisciplinary resources to provide a better understanding of the arts and the context in which they were created.

Liaison to

  • Dance
  • Music
  • Theater


Beth Christensen

Beth Christensen

Music Librarian

Christiansen Hall of Music 147
P(507) 786-3362

My office is located just to the right as you enter the Music Library. I post office hours on my door on a weekly basis. I'd love to have you stop by or make an appointment!