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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Lisa Baures

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Lisa Baures

MLS, MEPD, BA History
Education/Reference Librarian
Associate Professor
Voice: (507)389-2255 Fax: (507)389-5155


Public Services/College of Allied Health and Nursing Liaison Librarian

Public Services


  • At the information desk assist patrons in identifying, access/locating, evaluating, and effectively using information.
  • On an appointment basis provide assistance in searching electronic indexes/abstracts and full text databases to which the library subscribes, navigating the Internet, developing search strategies for retrieving and evaluating research, and using a bibliographic management software program available to MSU faculty, students, and staff members.

Library Instruction

  • Upon request provide tours of the library and instruction sessions on information literacy knowledge skills and abilities.
  • Develop online guides identifying information resources for topics in the areas of family consumer science and health science.

Collection Development

  • Evaluate and select resources to support curriculum for programs in the departments of Family Consumer Science and Health Science.


  • Develop online guides identifying information sources in the areas of general education, Family Consumer Science, and Health Science.


Masters of Education--Professional Development. University of Wisconsin--LaCrosse, WI, 1989
Masters of Library Science. University of Minnesota--Twin Cities Campus, Minneapolis, MN, 1982
B.A. in History. Viterbo College (now known as Viterbo University), LaCrosse, WI, 1978


Public Services/College of Education Liasion Librarian.

Mankato State University/Minnesota State University, Mankato
Memorial Library
Library Services and Information Technology/Library Services
Mankato, MN
September 1993-to present

Provide reference service, in addition to tours and information literacy instruction sessions. Serve as a library liaison to the College of Education in selecting and evaluating library materials. Additional collection development responsibilities in the subject area of education encompass selecting and evaluating various types of print, media and multimedia materials associated with the Educational Resource Center (ERC) such as pre-K-12 textbooks, pre-K-12 computer software, children's big books, audiobooks, as well as other types of supplemental educational  materials. Select and evaluate library materials for the reference collection in the subject area of education and library science.

Acting Government Documents Librarian.

Mankato State University
Memorial Library
Library Services and Information Technology
Mankato, MN
July 1996-April 1997

Administered a selective depository library collection of federal documents. Selected and deselected federal government documents of which the library has historically acquired approximately 66% of the total number of publications available through the depository library program. Familiarized myself with the computer hardware and software required to access electronic government documents, as well as monitored the development of cataloging, hardware, and software standards to insure continued access to government documents distributed in the electronic format. Supervised one library technician.

Catalog/Reference Librarian.

Mankato State University
Memorial Library
Mankato, MN
July 1990-April 1993

Cataloged monographs, provided reference service, and conducted library instruction classes. Cataloged serial publications while the Serials Cataloger was on sabbatical for one year. Worked with academic departments in selecting and evaluating library materials in the areas of educational administration, law enforcement, mathematics, statistics, astronomy, and rehabilitation counseling.

Reference Assistant.

LaCrosse Public Library
LaCrosse, WI
September 1988-May 1989

Assisted in providing reference/information services and completed projects as assigned by the supervisor. Worked 20 hours a week while completing a second masters degree.

Technical Services Support Librarian.

University of Wisconsin--Madison
School of
Instructional Materials Center
Madison, WI
February 1987-August 1988

Managed technical services support functions of acquisitions, cataloging, serials, and processing. Cataloged print and nonprint materials. Implemented the NOTIS cataloging module and served as a liaison to other cataloging agencies on the University of Wisconsin--Madison campus. Provided reference and mediated online searching services and participated in the implementation of OCLC and Silverplatter versions of the ERIC CD-ROM database. Supervised one graduate assistant and three student workers.

Catalog/Reference Librarian.

College of Saint Benedict/St. John's University
Clemens Library/Alcuin Library
St. Joseph, MN/Collegeville, MN
July 1984-January 1987

Cataloged monographs and maintained the serials collection, provided reference service, conducted library instruction classes, and supervised three paraprofessionals and one student worker. Participated in the implementation of an online catalog; specifically, prepared a list of recommendations designating which data elements of the MARC record should be included in the indexes and completed the preliminary implementation of a program designed to instruct patrons in the mechanics of searching the online catalog.