Laura directs and administers the work of an integrated collection description and discovery program referred to as RAD. The work of the program is carried out by three units:
- Interlibrary Loan & Acquisitions Services (serving as Interim Head)
- Resource Description & Discovery Services
- Discovery Access & Systems (managed jointly with the Program Director for Information Technology)
The Program, supported also by a full-time Project Manager, is responsible for acquisitions of licensed print and e-resources, interlibrary loan, cataloging/metadata creation and enrichment, and material discovery through various systems. RAD's mission is to make the Libraries' resources known or discoverable to the University community and beyond.
Laura earned her bachelor's degree in French and master's degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.