Lauren Corbett (M.L.I.S., University of North Carolina at Greensboro; B.A., French, Davidson College) is the Director of Resource Services, reporting to the Dean of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library. Lauren has administrative responsibility for selection, acquisition, and description of the library’s collection. She administers the budget for the collection and leads a team of approximately 15 employees. She has participated in the Wake Forest University Leadership Development Program (The Hayes Group International, Inc.) and the Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians. Her professional achievements include election to Chair of the Acquisitions Section of the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), appointment as the inaugural Chair for the ALCTS Collaboration Citation jury, and winning the First Step Award.
- Corbett, Lauren. (2016). Linked Data Advice Anyone? (Who Uses Google?). Reality Check, 36(1). #
- Tedford, Rosalind, Corbett, Lauren, & Lock, Mary Beth. (2013). "How Transformational Leadership Translates into Recognized Excellence in Academic Libraries". Workplace Culture in Academic Libraries. Chandos Publishing, an imprint of Woodhead Publishing: Cambridge. #
- Corbett, Lauren. (2013, April). Library Technical Services -- Your Career?. Seminar on Technical Services, via WebEx from WFU to College of Information Studies, University of Maryland.
- Corbett, Lauren. (2012, April). Library Technical Services -- Your Career?. Seminar on Technical Services, via WebEx from WFU to College of Information Studies, University of Maryland.
- Corbett, Lauren. (2011, June). A Closer Look at Print on Demand and How It Can Shape Library Acquisitions. American Library Association Annual, New Orleans, LA.
Committees & Offices Held
- ProQuest Ebook Acquisition Model Advisory Board, Member. (October 23, 2015 - Present).
- ALCTS Advocacy and Policy Committee, Vice-Chair/ Chair. (August 26, 2015 - June 2017).
- ALCTS/LITA Metadata Standards Committee, Member. (July 1, 2014 - June 2015).
- ALCTS Advocacy and Policy Committee, Member. (July 1, 2014 - August 2015).
- NASIG Vision & Mission Task Force, Member. (March 27, 2014 - October 2014).
Note: Above is a selection of Lauren’s professional activity.
Professional Development Blog
- Charleston Conference 2015 (Lauren), November 2015
- Lauren at ALA 2015 in San Francisco, July 2015
- Lauren at ALA Midwinter 2015 (aka Chicago’s 4th Biggest Blizzard), February 2015
- Charleston Conference 2014, November 2014
- ALA Annual 2014 Las Vegas – Lauren, July 2014