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Veronica Wells

Music Librarian


Phone: 209.946.2570


BA, Luther College

MA in Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

MA in Musicology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Veronica Alzalde Wells serves as music librarian for the Conservatory of Music faculty and students by providing research sessions and consultations, as well as curating and cultivating the University Libraries’ print and online music collections. In addition to supporting the Conservatory, Prof. Wells leads the team of academic support librarians.

In 2018, Professor Wells co-authored a book with Professor Keith Hatschek entitled "Historical Dictionary of the American Music Industry." This reference work traces the history of the American music industry beginning with Colonialism. It covers trends, industry terminology and innovative leaders who have shaped its course. Wells' additional research interests include information literacy and assessment of student learning.

Professor Wells received her Bachelor of Arts in Flute Performance with an emphasis in Management from Luther College in 2006. She completed her graduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she earned two Master of Arts degrees in Library and Information Studies (2008) and Musicology (2010). Her Master’s thesis in Musicology was an analysis of Maurice Ravel’s failed ballet, La Valse.

Professor Wells is also an active member of the Music Library Association and has served on several committees, working groups and task forces.

Beyond her role as professor at Pacific, Wells is also a yoga practitioner and teacher in the Bikram method, Vinyasa, Yin and Yoga Nidra.