Luke Vilelle

Luke Vilelle

I’m the University Librarian and the liaison librarian to several academic departments. I’ve worked at Hollins since 2007 and enjoy collaborating with students and faculty on their research.

Whether you’re creating a first-year seminar project, a thesis, a submission to a professional journal, or anything in between, I’m available to help support your work. 

To make an appointment with me to discuss research, visit:

Areas of Expertise

  • Assists students with research in the following majors:
  • Business
  • Communication Studies
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Gender & Women's Studies
  • International Studies
  • Political Science
  • Sociology


  • M.L.I.S., University of Pittsburgh
  • B.J., University of Missouri

Publications & Articles


  • Virginia Library Association, 2013 Presidential Citation, for role in re-invigoration of the Virginia chapter of ACRL and co-founding the VLACRL Conference-within-a-Conference at the VLA Annual Conference.
  • Reference Service Press Award in 2010, from the Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association, for the most outstanding article in Reference & User Services Quarterly, volume 48.

Research Interests

  • Leadership and change within liberal arts college libraries.