Laura Soito

Associate Professor

Interim Associate Dean and Director of Collections

Office of the Dean

Contact Information

  • Parish Memorial Library 210
  • (505) 277-4760


Curriculum Vitae

Laura Soito is Interim Associate Dean for Collections and Digital Scholarship and an Associate Professor. She also currently serves as the Director of Collections and LIBROS Consortium Coordinator. She previously held roles in the Collage as the Acquisitions and EResources Coordinator and Physical Sciences Librarian. Professor Soito holds a Master of Library and Information Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Bachelor of Science in Botany and Physical Science from Northern Arizona University. Previously, she worked at the University of California, Davis and Wake Forest School of Medicine.

Selected publications

Beene, S.,Soito, L., & Kohl. L. (2020). Exhibition catalogs unbound: Overcoming challenges through new models of engagement. Art Documentation. 39(1), 24-43. DOI: 10.1086/709449

Soito, L. & Kostelecky, S.R. (2019, May 1). No results found: A review of biographical information about award-winning children’s book authors in subscription and free resources. In the Library with the Lead Pipe. http://www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/2019/no-results-found/

Jankowski, A., Schultz, A., & Soito, L. (2018). Motley crew: collaboration across an academic library to revive an orphaned collection. Library Resources & Technical Services. 62(3), 114-126. DOI: 10.5860/lrts.62n3.114

Hwang, L.J., Fish, A., Soito, L., Smith, M., & Kellogg, L.H. (2017). Software and the scientist: Coding and citation practices in geodynamics. Earth and Space Sciences. Accepted. DOI: 10.1002/2016EA000225

Soito, L. (2017). Freeing knowledge: Approaches to foster collaboration between academic libraries and the Wikipedia community. Collaborative Librarianship. 9(1), Article 8. http://digitalcommons.du.edu/collaborativelibrarianship/vol9/iss1/8

Soito, L. & Hwang, L.J. (2016). Citations for software: providing identification, access, and recognition for research software. International Journal of Digital Curation, 11(2), 48-63. DOI: 10.2218/ijdc.v11i2.390

Soito, L., Williamson, C., Knutson, S.T., Fetrow, J.S., Poole, L.B., & Nelson, K.J. (2011). PREX: PeroxiRedoxin classification indEX, a database of subfamily assignments across the diverse peroxiredoxin family. Nucleic Acids Research, 39(Database issue), D332-7. DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkq1060