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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Peg Lawrence

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Peg Lawrence

MLIS & MS Spanish
Associate Professor
Systems Librarian
Voice: (507)389-5058 Fax: (507)389-5155


  • Direct and coordinate the activities of the Systems Unit in the Library
  • Provide leadership in planning, implementing, and managing information technologies that facilitate library services to MSU faculty, students and staff
  • Participate in Collection Development, Library Instruction and serve as a liasion to the College of Business
  • Coordinate the Library Web Team and oversee the Library website
  • Participate on the team of electronics resources librarians
  • Collaborate with other campus units on digital initiatives and university-wide projects that impact library operations
  • Support librarians in integrating Web-based resources into library services


University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
MLIS Master of Library and Information Science

Mankato State University
MS, Spanish

Mankato State College
BS, Spanish and Social Studies

2004 Network+ Certification


  • Minnesota State University, Mankato
    Systems Librarian, 2004-present
    ITS2 1999-2004

  • Minnesota Valley Regional Library
    Extended Services Coordinator 1994-1999
    Circulation Coordinator 1983-1994



  • NAAUG (North Atlantic Aleph Users Group) Systems Enhancements 2005-2006

Campus Committees:

  • FA University Extended Education Committee 2012-present
  • Learning and Technology Roundtable 2004-2012
  • Diversity Awareness and Advocacy Group (DAAG) 2004-2006

Library Committees:

  • ADA/Diversity Team 2004-2009
  • Aleph MnLINK Team 2004-2005 Chair 2005-2011
  • Disaster Team 2004-present
  • Electronic Resources Group 2004-present
  • Personnel Committee 2006-2008
  • Library Coordinators 2004-present
  • Library Planning 2005-present
  • Library Webteam Chair 2004-present
  • Serials Review Committee 2004-present
  • Library Outreach Committee 2009-present

Professional Memberships:

  • American Library Association (ALA)
  • ALA Library Information Technology Association (LITA)
  • ALA New Members Round Table (NMRT)
  • Minnesota Library Association (MLA)
  • American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) 2008-2009
  • Interfaculty Organization (IFO)


  •  Lawrence, P. & Weber, L. (2012). Midnight-2:00 a.m.: what goes on at the library? New Library World, 113(11/12), 528-548.
  • Lawrence, P.  & Weber, L. (2010). Authentication and Access: Accommodating Public Users in an Academic World. Information Technology and Libraries. 29(3), 128-140.
  • Lawrence, P. (2009) "Ask a Librarian." Computers in Libraries. 29(7), 51-51.
  • Lawrence, P.  (2009) "Access When AND Where They Want It: Using EZproxy to Serve Our Remote Users (Cover story)." Computers in Libraries Computers in Libraries. 29(1), 6, 41-43.
  • Lawrence, P. & Weber, L. (2008) Get Ready for Migration: "Clean-up Your Collection"--What Does That Mean? Journal Of Access Services. 5(3), 373-381.


  • Mohapatra, R., Lawrence, P., Weber, L., & Wagner, K.  Spatio-temporal Analysis of Space Usage of Memorial Library at Minnesota State University, Mankato, Association of American Geographers (AAG), Chicago, IL, April 22, 2015.
  • Dan Honetschlager and Peg Lawrence. Ezproxy and D2L. Consortium of MnPALS Libraries User Group Meeting. St. Paul, MN, October 23, 2014.
  • Peg Lawrence. Lightweight Inventory. Code4Lib Midwest Conference. University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, October 13, 2013.
  • Peg Lawrence and Lynne Weber. Reel to Reel Rescue. Midwest Chapter Music Library Association. 71st Annual Chapter Meeting, Naperville, IL, October 13, 2012.
  • Peg Lawrence and Rosie Mock. Customizing Reports in Aleph to Get the Data You Need. Fargo, ND: Upper Midwest Users' Group of North America, October 18, 2011.
  • Peg Lawrence and Lynne Weber. Midnight-2:00 a.m.: What Goes on at the Library. New Orleans, LA: American Library Association, June 25, 2011.
  • Peg Lawrence and Rosie Mock. Customizing Reports in Aleph to Get the Data You Need. Milwaukee, WI: ExLibris Users of North America, May 13, 2011.
  • Peg Lawrence and Wayne Sharp. LibITS (Library+ITS): Cooperative Projects Lead to Sucesses. (poster session) Chicago, IL: EDUCAUSE Midwest Regional Conference 2009. March 24, 2009.
  • Dawn Clyne, Peg Lawrence, and Rosie Mock.  Must-have Firefox Extensions and Plugins. Mankato, MN. Professional Development Day. Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN: January 7, 2009.
  • Mary Ann Greenwald, Peg Lawrence, and Bruce Willms. Inventory Management. Mankato, MN: MnPALS Fall User Group, October 30, 2008.
  • Mary Ann Greenwald, Peg Lawrence, and Bruce Wilms. Battles and Triumphs with Online and Batch Inventory. Long Beach, CA: ExLibris  Users of North America, August 1, 2008.
  • Peg Lawrence. Blackwell's Collection Manager and Aleph Interface. Brooklyn Park, MN. ExLibris Regional Users Group, 2007.
  • Peg Lawrence and Kellian Clink. The information commons: A new paradigm. Eugene, OR: Pacific Northwest Library Association Conference, August 10, 2006.