Lauren Hays


Lauren Hays

Instructional and Research Librarian

MA; Educational Technology, 2014 (expected completion date), University of Central Missouri
MLS; 2011, Emporia State University
BS; Secondary Social Science Education, 2007, Oklahoma Baptist University

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“MNU has become home. I can share my faith, be involved in a profession/academic discipline that I love, build relationships, and feel a sense of community everywhere I go. Psalm 37:4 has become more real to me throughout my time here and for that I am thankful.”

—Lauren Hays

Awards & Honors

Awards & Honors

  • Continuing Education Grant: College and University Libraries Section of the Kansas Library Association, 2013
  • ACRL Member of the Week, March 4, 2013
  • First Place at SLIM Poster Session at the Kansas Library Association Annual Conference with C. Ford, 201


  • Hays, L., Flanders, B., & Dagley, L. (2013). EasyBib: A review. The Christian Librarian, 55-56(2-1), 26-28.
  • Hays, L. D. (2011). Changing spaces. KLA Connects, 5.


  • Hays, L. D. (2013). Teaching information literacy skills to nontraditional learners (presentation). Kansas Library Association Annual Conference. Topeka, KS.
  • Hays, L. D. (2013). Creating a research award (presentation). 2013 Amigos Annual Member Conference. Online.
  • Hays, L. D. (2012). Federated searching, information literacy, and library promotion (presentation). Oklahoma Association of College and Research Libraries Annual Conference. Tulsa, OK.
  • Ford, C. & Hays, L. D. (2011). Share the vision: Of lending e-books! (poster). SLIM Poster Session, Kansas Library Association Annual Conference, Topeka, KS.

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Olathe, KS 66062-1899
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Liberty, MO 64068
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78266 Büsingen, Germany
Phone: 913.971.3261

Office Hours
Most University offices are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.