2001-2007: Assistant Professor of Library Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
1994 - 2001: Physical Sciences Librarian and Supervisor Chemistry Branch Library (Librarian II), North Dakota State University.
1994 - Master of Library and Information Studies: University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.
1992 - MA, Psychology (with honors): University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK.
1981 - MS, Geology: University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.
1971 - BA, Anthropology: University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.
Awards and Distinctions
Best Paper Award, Geoscience Information Society (2007).
Best Paper Award, Geoscience Information Society (2008).
2005: Web-based undergraduate student library user survey project/UIUC Library Administration, (Co-PI with Robert Burger and Tina Chrzastowski).
2004: Web-based undergraduate student library user survey project/UIUC Library Administration, (Co-PI with Robert Burger and Tina Chrzastowski).
2003-2004: A comparison of online indexes used for Quaternary research/UIUC Library Research and Publication Committee (PI).
Joseph, Lure E. "Comparison of retrieval performance of eleven online indexes contianing information related to Quaternary research, an interdisciplinary science." Reference and User Services Quarterly, 47/1 (2007): 56-65.
Joseph, Lura E. "Image and figure quality: A study of Elsevier's Earth and Planetary Sciences electronic journal back file package." Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services, 30/3-4 (2007): 162-168.
Chrzastowski, Tina E. and Joseph, Lura E. "Surveying graduate and professional students' perspectives on library services, facilities and collections at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Does subject discipline continue to influence library use?" Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 45 (2006).
Joseph, Lura E. "The web-based academic field trip bibliography: Amulti-use library tool." Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 40 (2004).
Joseph, Lura E. "Information seeking and communication behavior of petroleum geologists." Science and Technology Libraries, 21/3-4 (2001): 47-62.
Joseph, Lura E., 2007. "Quaternary Research." in Literature Search Strategies for Interdisciplinary Research, 31-45.
Joseph, Lura E., 2006. "Related Work: Assessment." in Electric Worlds in the Classroom, 111-113.
Joseph, Lura E., 2003. "Geology databases." in Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, 2nd ed., 1126-1138.