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

My research is in the philosophy of information, broadly construed, within which I focus on issues related to library & information ethics, 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.