Staff Profile

Laura Crain

Associate Library Director for Collection Services

M.L.S. Indiana University
B.A. University of Virginia

Subject Areas

English & Literature 

Areas of Expertise/Research Interests

Library collection management and library research

Testimonial

Saint Michael's College has heart. Anyone who spends more than 10 minutes on campus feels it.

What do you like most about teaching/working at Saint Michael's College?

Saint Michael's has excellent faculty and a wonderful group of staff who continue to make the College better every year. I enjoy expanding student and faculty access to a rich array of information resources.

What do you like about Saint Michael's students?

I have the pleasure of working with students who are passionate about topics and come to the library to engage in both topical and in-depth research.

Laura Crain, associate director for collection services in the Saint Michael's College library, recently was honored by the local United Way with a "Building Block Award" for her work with the Kids-A-Part Storybook program, which allows incarcerated mothers an opportunity to "mother" from prison - Laura volunteers once a month recording mothers in the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility as they read stories for their children. The recordings and the books are then given to the child so that they can play their mother's voice over and over whenever they just need to hear mom. Laura has given much more than just her time to this program - when the recording equipment broke, she bought new equipment and donated it to the prison, and when the program needed books, she solicited donations from a local bookstore.

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