Michael P. Olson, Ph.D.

Dean of Libraries

Mike's Picture
Monroe Library
Office Location
Monroe Library Room 301c
Mailing Address
Campus Box 198
6363 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
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E-mail Address

Michael P. Olson, Ph.D., became Loyola’s Dean of Libraries on August 1, 2012. Mike had been a senior-level library administrator for more than twenty years at Harvard, UCLA, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Clark University. Mike has collaborated successfully with the U.S. Department of State, embassies and consulates around the world, a former chancellor of Germany, four Nobel Laureates in Literature, Harvard alumni clubs in Europe and Asia, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He has written two books and produced more than one hundred articles or conference presentations. To date he has raised $3 million for libraries. Mike has received awards from the American Library Association, Harvard, the Librarians Association of the University of California, UCLA, the Goethe-Institut, and the Association of the German Book Trade


  • Ph.D., Germanic Languages, UCLA
  • M.L.S., Library and Information Science, UCLA
  • M.A., German, UCLA
  • B.A., Germanics, University of Washington