Laura Kohl

Associate Professor

Principal Cataloger

Technical Services

Contact Information

  • Parish Memorial Library 203
  • (505) 277-1210


Laura Kohl is the Principal Cataloger and Associate Professor in the College of University Libraries & Learning Sciences at the University of New Mexico. Professor Kohl holds a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of New Mexico. Prior to joining 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. Her experience includes the cataloging of special collection materials, archival processing and encoding, collection management, and library and archival preservation.

Selected Publications

Kohl. L. & Bordeianu, S. (2022). Untethered: Cataloging in the Mobile Age. Technical Services Quarterly, 39(2), 112-125.

Beene, S., Soito, L., & Kohl, L. (2020). Art Catalogs Unbound: Overcoming Challenges through Engagement. Art Documentation: Bulletin of the Art Libraries Society of North America, 39(1), 24-43.

Kohl, L., Johnson, C. & Bordeianu S. (2019). Case Study of the University of New Mexico’s Integration of Workflows in WMS. In M. Flinchbaugh, C. Thomas, R. Tench, V. Sipe, l. Aldana, R. Moskal & E. Owusu (Eds.), Transforming Acquisitions and Collection Services: Perspectives on Collaboration Within and Across Libraries. Purdue University Press.

Kohl, L. (2018). Gifts of Plenty: Library Gift Procedures at the University of New Mexico. Technical Services Quarterly, 35(1), 28-41.  (Invited article)

Kohl, L. (2018). Words that Bind: Using the RFP Process to Select a Binder. In F. Wilkinson & S. Bordeianu (Eds.), The Complete Guide to RFPs for Libraries. ABC-CLIO, LLC/Libraries Unlimited.

Kohl, L., Benaud, C., & Bordeianu S. (2017). Finding Shelf Space in an Academic Library: A Multifaceted Approach. Technical Services Quarterly, 34(3), 268-282.

Bordeianu, S. & Kohl, L. (2015). The Voyage Home: New Mexico Libraries Migrate to WMS, OCLC’s Cloud-based System. Technical Services Quarterly, 32(3), 274-293.