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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Peg Lawrence

Page address: http://lib.mnsu.edu/about/staff/lawrence/lawrence.html

Peg Lawrence

MLIS & MS Spanish
Associate Professor
Systems Librarian
Email: peg.lawrence@mnsu.edu
HomePage: http://lib.mnsu.edu/about/staff/lawrence/lawrence.html
Voice: (507)389-5058 Fax: (507)389-5155


Responsibilities:

  • 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

Education:

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


Experience:

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

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


PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEES:

National:

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

Campus Committees:

  • FA Extended Learning 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)

Publications:

  •  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.

Presentations:

  • 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.