Librarian for Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, & Materials Science
IM: mlaffert (UMN GChat)
As liaison to the chemistry and chemical engineering/materials science departments, I am the the go-to person for the University of Minnesota and the broader community for questions about access to online resources in my subject areas; chemical and physical property data; chemical pricing; articles from obscure chemistry journals; chemistry careers outside the lab or classroom; and any other type of chemical information. I talk to classes and research groups on request and offer consultations on library-related assignments. I make purchasing decisions for chemistry, chemical engineering, & materials science. Send any requests for new materials my way. I am also the Collections Coordinator for Physical Sciences, Engineering, and Mathematics (i.e., the College of Science and Engineering subjects).
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A.B., Chemistry, Smith College
M.S., Library Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Selected Presentations & Publications
Jeffryes, J., Lafferty, M. (2012, Spring). Gauging Workplace Readiness: Assessing the Information Needs of Engineering Co-op Students. Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship. Retrieved January 23, 2014 from http://www.istl.org/12-spring/refereed2.html.
Lafferty, M. (2009, Fall). A Framework for Evaluating Science and Technology Electronic Reference Books: A Comparison of Five Platforms in Chemistry. Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship. Retrieved March 30, 2010 from http://www.istl.org/09-fall/refereed1.html.
Lafferty, M. (2008, Winter-Spring). Does Chemistry Content in the Electronic Library of Minnesota Meet the Needs of Smaller Academic Institutions and Companies? Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship. Retrieved March 30, 2010 from http://www.istl.org/08-winter/refereed4.html.
Lou, J., Moshiri, F., Johnson, M. K., Lafferty, M. E., Sorkin, D. L., Miller, A.-F. & Maier, R. J. (1999). Mutagenesis studies of the FeSII protein of Azotobacter vinelandii: roles of histidine and lysine residues in the protection of nitrogenase from oxygen damage. Biochemistry, 38, 5563-5571. DOI: 10.1021/bi9827823
Atta, M., Lafferty, M. E., Johnson, M. K., Gaillard, J., & Meyer, J. (1998). Heterologous biosynthesis and characterization of the [2Fe-2S]-containing N-terminal domain of Clostridium pasteurianum hydrogenase. Biochemistry, 37, 15974-15980. DOI: 10.1021/bi9812928
Duin, E. C., Lafferty, M. E., Crouse, B. R., Allen, R. M., Sanyal, I., Flint, D. M., & Johnson, M. K. (1997). [2Fe-2S] to [4Fe-4S] cluster conversion in Escherichia coli biotin synthase. Biochemistry, 36, 11811-11820. DOI: 10.1021/bi9706430