Laura Horne-Popp

Social Sciences Librarian


Laura Horne-Popp is Social Sciences & Humanities Librarian in Boatwright Memorial Library.  She teaches research strategies and resources to the University of Richmond community. Currently, she is the Liaison Librarian for the Political Science Department and the Rhetoric & Communication Studies Department. These duties include research consultations, classroom instruction and developing library collections in these fields of study.  As a Liaison Librarian, Ms. Horne-Popp works closely with faculty teaching First Year Seminars (FYS) to fulfill required information literacy outcomes.  She is also the Government Information Librarian, coordinating the Boatwright Memorial Library's federal depository collection. In addition, Ms. Horne-Popp assists researchers with finding and accessing statistics & data.  Also, she is the point person for the International Studies Program, an interdisciplinary program at the University of Richmond.

Ms. Horne-Popp has worked in academic libraries for over 10 years, working daily with students, staff, and faculty. Ms. Horne-Popp received her Master in Library & Information Science in 2007 from the University of Washington.  She is active in the areas of information literacy, government information librarianship and library assessment, particularly library impact on student learning.

Grants and Fellowships

University of Richmond Weinstein Staff Summer Research Grant 2012


ALA Emerging Leaders 2009


Clark, M. & Horne-Popp, L. (2013). VA E-Government Warriors: Public Librarians Assisting Online Access to Virginia Social Services. Upcoming presentation at the 2013 Virginia Library Association Conference.

Horne-Popp, L., Selby, B., & Shepley, J. (2013). Your Library Community’s Demographics.  Upcoming presentation at the 2013 Virginia Library Association Conference.

Horne-Popp, L. (2012, November). Owning the Solution: Using Community Analysis to Help Establish a School Library in Uganda.  Keynote presentation sponsored by the University of Richmond Student International Month Committee, Richmond, Virginia.

Horne-Popp, L. (2012, October). Sharing the Wealth: Using Google Document Forms to Coordinate Student Responses Regarding Course Research Guides. Poster session presented at the meeting of the ARL Library Assessment Conference, Charlottesville.

Horne-Popp, Laura. (2010, October). "It Was Awesome": Assessing the Benefits of Course-Specific Research Guides. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Library Assessment Conference, Baltimore.


American Library Association

Association of College & Research Libraries

ALA Government Documents Rountable (ALA-GODORT)

Library Leadership & Management Association (Co-Chair of Legislation Committee of ALA-GODORT, 2009-2010 ) (Secretary of Federal Documents Taskforce of ALA-GODORT, 2008-2009)

Virginia Library Association 2013-14, Chair of the Public Documents Forum 2013-14, VLA Council, Chair

ALA Government Documents Round Table (ALA-GODORT) 2009-10, Co-Chair of Legislation Committee 2008-09, Secretary of Federal Documents Taskforce



Ho, B. & Horne-Popp, L. (2013). VuFind: an OPAC 2.0?.  In J. Park, L. C. Howarth & A. Spink (Eds.) New Directions in Information Organization. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.

Horne-Popp, L. M. & Silva, J. (2010). Washington report. DttP: Documents to the People 38:2.  Retrieved from

Horne-Popp, L. M. & Silva, J. (2010). Washington report. DttP: Documents to the People 38:1.  Retrieved from

Horne-Popp, L. M. & Silva, J. (2009). Washington report. DttP: Documents to the People 37:4, 8 – 9.

Fox, K. et al. (2008). The librarian as bridge builder. Public Services Quarterly. 4, 177 – 185.


M.L.I.S., University of Washington 2007

B.A., University of Kansas 2004

Contact Information

Boatwright Library
(804) 289-8851