E.E. Lawrence

EE Lawrence

PhD, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (in progress)

MLS, University of Maryland, College Park (2012)

BA, Comparative Literature, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2008)

Research focus

I work in the philosophy of information (broadly construed), within which I focus on issues related to political philosophy, readers/reading, popular romance fiction, and aesthetics (especially taste and recommendation).

Publications & Papers

Lawrence, E. (2017). "Is Contemporary Readers' Advisory Populist? Taste elevation and ideological tension in the Genreflecting series." Library Trends 65(4), 491-507.

Lawrence, E. (2017). "The Ethics of Contemporary Readers' Advisory." Proceedings of the Association for Information Science & Technology 54(1), 731-733.

Lawrence, E. and R. Fry. (2016). "Content Blocking and the Patron as Situated Knower: What would it take for an Internet filter to work?" Library Quarterly 86(4), 403-418.

Lawrence, E. (2015). "Everything is a Recommendation: Netflix, altgenres and the construction of taste." Knowledge Organization 42(5), 358-364.

Strickland, B. and E. Lawrence. (2015). "What's Your Epistemology?: Quiz design as a pedagogical tool in library and information science doctoral education." Proceedings of the Association for Information Science & Technology 52(1): 1-3.

Lawrence, E. (2013). "Loud Hands in the Library: Neurodiversity in LIS theory & practice." Progressive Librarian, 41, 98-109.