Librarian & Coordinator, Social Sciences Collections
As the Penn Libraries' social sciences bibliographer since 1998, Lauris is responsible for selecting books, journals, electronic resources, and other media supporting Penn research and instruction in sociology, political science, economics, linguistics, criminology, and related fields. In addition to being Penn's Official Representative to the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research and the contact person for the Penn Libraries' Pennsylvania State Data Center affiliate membership, Lauris serves as depository librarian for our U.S. Federal Depository Library Program and United Nations Depository Library collections. Lauris coordinates collection development and management activities of subject librarians for anthropology & archaeology, business, gender & womens studies, psychology, social policy & practice/social work, and education. Lauris is also the Penn Libraries' African studies bibliographer. Lauris started at the Penn Libraries in 1991 as a Van Pelt Library reference librarian, but Lauris's presence at Penn began in 1975 as an undergraduate, earning BA and MA degrees in Anthropology here, alongside a Drexel library degree.