Laurel P. Cochrane
Laurel Cochrane joined the staff of the Notre Dame Law School Kresge Library as a visiting associate librarian in 2002. She was promoted to full-time associate librarian in 2003. She received her B.A. in English from Indiana University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She also earned her M.L.S. (with Honors) from Indiana University. She held technical services positions of increasing responsibility at the St. Joseph County Public Library in South Bend, Indiana, from 1985 to 2002, where she had a major role in managing the library's automated system. As visiting assistant librarian at the Kresge Library, she supported the Transitional Justice Project at the Notre Dame Law School Center for Civil and Human Rights. She established the project's Accountability Resource Center collection of books, monographs, studies, reports, and similar documents relating to the change from repressive to more open regimes. She also provided bibliographic assistance to the Kresge Law Library with particular responsibilities for the effective application of the automated library system. Laurel received librarian emeritus status June 30, 2015.