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Laurie Phillips

University Librarian for Information Resources, Associate Professor



  • Information Resources
  • Library Liaisons
  • Monroe Library


Laurie Phillips is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh's School of Library and Information Science and the Eastman School of Music. She joined the Loyola University New Orleans library faculty in 1990 and moved into a leadership role in 2002. She is librarian liaison to several departments and the School of Music. She teaches LIBR-T121: Facts and Misinformation, and offers library instruction, research consultations, and collection development services to all of her liaison departments.

Laurie is currently serving as University Librarian for Information Resources and Systems. Her projects center around affordability of higher education, including making college textbooks free or more affordable for students, as a part of Affordable Learning Louisiana. She is also working on ways to promote affordable textbooks and learning resources to Loyola faculty and to help them learn more about how to incorporate affordable resources into courses.  She serves as Loyola’s representative on the Board of Regents’ Digital Inclusion Strategic Operational Action Team. She also serves on the LOUIS Electronic Resources Working Group, which evaluates new and existing electronic resources for all LOUIS member libraries, and makes recommendations for changes or new acquisitions. She is currently serving on the LOUIS Strategic Planning Working Group. 

Laurie is the soprano section leader and a soloist at Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church.

Liaison Responsibilities