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Laurie Phillips

Interim Dean of Libraries



  • Monroe Library
  • Administration
  • Information Resources
  • Library Liaisons
  • Monroe Library
  • Reserves


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 the School of Music, and the Departments of Theatre Arts and Dance, Art and Art History, Counseling, and Design. She is the instructor of record for Tech for Music Students and offers library instruction and collection development services to all of her liaison departments.

Laurie oversees information resources of all types, acquisitions, cataloging, systems, and course reserves (both physical and electronic) for the Monroe Library. Her current projects center around affordability of higher education, 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. As a result of Laurie's expertise in library collections and systems, she currently leads university initiatives related to user experience in online courses and programs, moving the Law Library to the SirsiDynix integrated library system under the LOUIS consortium, and improving university rankings. She is chair of the University Rank and Tenure Committee, and is a member of the University Budget Committee and the Strategic Planning Team, and is an observer on the University Courses & Curriculum Committee. She also served on the University's ad hoc committee on financial equilibrium. She has been an active member of the music library community for nearly three decades.

Laurie is the soprano section leader and a soloist at Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church, and sings with NOVA – the New Orleans Vocal Arts Chorale.

Liaison Responsibilities

  • Music Education
  • Music Performance
  • Music Therapy