Laura Krier

Collection Development Librarian

Schulz 2034

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Develop, assess, and manage the library's collections, including print and electronic resources, to ensure the collection meets the needs of SSU's faculty, students, and staff. 
  • Find innovative ways to integrate library collections into curriculum and support curricular and co-curricular initiatives. 
  • Manage the library's collections budget and evaluate use against cost of resources. 
  • Provide leadership for the library's technical services team to ensure library resources are discoverable and accessible. 
  • Manage the library's management software system to ensure streamlined and efficient workflows throughout the library.
  • Manage resource metadata and discovery, provide data analysis and reporting, and maintain systems integration with multiple external systems.
  • Liaison to School of Arts and Humanities, providing instruction and research support for students and faculty and building and maintaining collections in the arts and humanities. 
  • Master of Library and Information Science, Simmons College
  • Bachelor of Arts (Literature and Women's Studies), UC Santa Cruz
Academic Interests
  • Shared governance and leadership in academic libraries
  • Assessment and strategic planning
  • Data modeling and metadata creation
Selected Publications & Presentations
  • Krier, L. (2022). "Shared leadership and effective strategic planning." Journal of Library Administration, 62(7).
  • Krier, L. (2022). "A framework for shared leadership: A perspective on strategic planning for academic libraries."The Journal of Academic Librarianship, In Press. doi: 10.1016/j.acalib.2022.102503
  • Krier, L. (2021). "Library curriculum outside the classroom: Connecting library services to student learning."The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 47(2), 102303. doi: 10.1016/j.acalib.2020.102303
  • Krier, L., Premo, R., and Wegmann, M. (2019). "The Future is Wide Open: Sustainable Scholarly Communications and Affordable Learning in the Library." Collection Management, 44(2-4_, 164-175.
  • Krier, L. and Stine, K. (2017). "Your Metadata's Showing: Open Access the the Future of Bibliographic Control." In K. L. Smith and K. A Dickson (Eds.), Open Access and the Future of Scholarly Communication: Implementation. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Krier, L. and Strasser, C. (2013). Data Management for Libraries: A LITA Guide, Chicago: ALA Tech Source. Available in the SSU Library
  • Krier, L. (2012) Serials, FRBR, and Library Linked Data: A Way Forward. Journal of Library Metadata, 12(2-3), 177-187. Copy deposited in UC eScholarship
  • Krier, L. (2012) The Social Justice Impact of Ebooks. SRRT Newsletter Social Responsibilities Round Table, pp 12.
  • Krier, L. (2008) Students as Technology Leaders. Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science & Technology 35(2), 47-48.


  • "Content Management for Libraries" at Online Northwest, 2015, Corvallis, OR
  • "When Staff Become Students: Alma Training with Moodle" at Ex Libris Users North America, 2017, Schaumburg, IL
  • "If We Had a Prologue: Lessons from a System Migration" at Charleston Conference, 2017, Charleston, SC
  • "From Cart to Reader: Shelf Ready Workflows with Gobi and Alma" at Ex Libris Users North America, 2018, Spokane, WA