Laura Kohl is the Principal Cataloger and Assistant Professor in the College of University Libraries & Learning Sciences at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM. She received her BA in History from the University of New Mexico and her MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh where she specialized in Archival Science. She is the author of several articles and chapters on topics ranging from cataloging to workflow within libraries. Prior to working at UNM, Laura was a Cataloger and Archivist for the New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe. She was the lead cataloger for the Historic Maps of New Mexico Project supported by the Council on Library and Information Resources and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, through their Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives program. Her experience includes the cataloging of special collection material, PCC and NACO cataloging, archival processing and encoding, collection management, and library and archival preservation.