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About Lori O. Kappmeyer

Lori Osmus Kappmeyer is Associate Professor and Head of the Metadata & Cataloging Department at the Iowa State University Library, where she has worked since beginning her library career in 1978.  She holds an M.L.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1978, and an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies (architecture, art and history) from Iowa State University, 2000, plus a B.A. in History from the College of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois, 1977.  Lori began her career as a serials cataloger and then held positions including Head of the Serials Cataloging Section, Head of the Serials & Monographs Original Cataloging Department, and Assistant Director for Technical Services.  Starting July 1, she is serving as Interim Associate Dean for Collections & Technical Services.  She has been active in the American Library Association and is the author of several articles about serials cataloging, cataloging costs and authority control.


Present Associate Professor of Cataloging and Metadata, Iowa State University University Library

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Contact Information

204 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2140
Phone: 515-294-4281
Fax: 515-294-2088