Laura Krier

Laura Krier


I work closely with the Systems Librarian at Simmons College to maintain our Integrated Library System (Innovative Interfaces), build a new OPAC integrating new search and discovery functions, and research and implement new library technologies to better serve our patrons.

I work several reference shifts a week in our main branch library, assisting students and faculty with research questions and working on a variety of reference department projects, including research guides, analyzing usage statistics, and researching projects for campus organizations. 

Work History

Work History
Jan 2008 - Present

Assistant Systems Librarian

Simmons College Beatley Library
  • Maintain Innovative Interfaces ILS
  • Build and troubleshoot a new OPAC
  • Install and implement new web applications for library staff using PHP, Ruby on Rails, and Javascript
  • Work with library staff to design, implement, and manage a repository-style web application for the library's Blended Learning grant project
Jun 2008 - Present

Reference Assistant

Simmons College Beatley Library
  • Provide reference and research services to students and faculty throughout the Simmons College community
  • Annotate new materials for Research Guides
  • Research projects for a variety of campus organizations
  • Compile and analyze usage statistics
Aug 2007 - Jan 2008

Public Services Assistant

Schlesinger Library at Harvard University
  • Provided assistance to patrons handling archival materials
  • Maintained shelf organization of books and manuscript materials
  • Assisted cataloging and manuscript departments with new projects, including sorting and organizing new acquisitions
Feb 2006 - Aug 2007

Marketing Sales Associate

Pearson Education
  • Worked closely with faculty at over 200 universities and colleges to ascertain course needs and introduce our online teaching tools
  • Managed development and maintenance of a FileMaker database, including training staff and writing a user manual for other members of the department
  • Worked with marketing and editorial staff to devise innovative marketing strategies for textbooks and online course materials