Laura Sare

Professional Responsibilities

Government Information Librarian

Research Interests

 Promotion of Government Information

Selected Papers


  • Bales, Stephen, and Sare, Laura. “Refining Strategy: A Second Bid at Critical Interpretive Synthesis for Collection Building.” QQML Journal. 1 (March 2014) 141-151.

  • Samuelson, Todd, Sare, Laura, Coker, Catherine. "Unusual Suspects: The Case of Insider Theft in Research Libraries and Special Collections. College & Research Libraries 73:6 (November 2012) 556-568.

  • Sare, Laura. “A Comparison of HathiTrust and Google Books Using Federal Publications.” Practical Academic Librarianship. 2:1 (2012) 1-25.

  • Sare, Laura, Bales, Stephen, and Neville, Bruce. "New Academic Librarians and their Perceptions of the Profession." Portal: Libraries and the Academy. 12:2 (2012) 179-203.

  • Bales, Stephen, Sare, Laura, Coker, Catherine, and vanDuinkerken, Wyoma. "Journal-Ranking Lists and the Academic Librarian."Library Review 60, no. 2 (Spring 2011): 142-154.

  • Sare, Laura. “Availability of Legacy Government Documents Online.” Internet Reference Services Quarterly. 16:1-2 (2011) 55-66. DOI: 10.1080/10875301.2011.582824

  • Kozak, Kari and Sare, Laura. “Researching Climate Change: Trends in U.S. Government Publications Distributed by the Government Printing Office.” Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship(Fall 2009).

  • Sare, Laura. “A Tale of Two Depositories: Weeding Federal Depository Collections.” DttP: Documents to the People. 37:1 (Spring 2009) 37-40.

Book Chapters

  • "Integrative services for demographic and geographic information system (GIS) data" Laura Sare, Miriam Olivares, and Katherine H. Weimer. The New Academic Librarian. Edited by Rebeca Peacock and Jill Wurm 2014
  • Electronic Federal Depository Library Manual, team writer for Chapter 2. 2005
  • Texas Reference Sources: A Selective Guide, chapter editor for Census. 2004
  •  Texas Reference Sources: A Selective Guide, chapter reviewer for Law. 2004


MS, University of Illinois - Campaign-Urbana

MA, West Texas A&M University

BA, Texas Tech University


 American Library Association - GODORT

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