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Lauris Olson
Title:
Librarian & Coordinator of Social Sciences Collections
Division:
Collection Development, Global Studies & Scholarly Communication
Library:
Van Pelt Library
Office:
203 Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Phone:
(215) 898-0119
Email:
Role:
Subject Specialist
Reference
Collection Responsibility:
African Studies
Communication
Economics
Law
Linguistics
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Women's Studies
General Social Sciences
Specialty:
International, Foreign, U.S., State, Local Government Documents
Nonprofit Leadership
Numismatics
Philadelphia Studies
Regional Science
Social Policy
Social Sciences Data
Social Work
Sociology
Urban Studies
Biography:
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, psychology, and related fields. Lauris coordinates collection development and management activities of subject librarians for anthropology, business, criminology, education, and social policy and practice. Lauris is also the Penn Libraries' African studies bibliographer. Lauris started at the Penn Libraries in 1991 as a Van Pelt 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.

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Library: Van Pelt Library
Division: Collection Development, Global Studies & Scholarly Communication
Role: Reference
Role: Subject Specialist