Fran Lane Rasmus

Emeritus Director of the Library

Fran Lane Rasmus - Director of Library Services

Office Location:Mortvedt Library

Employed: 24 Years

  • Professional
  • Personal

Additional Titles/Roles

  • Associate Professor


  • M.L.I.S., Library and Information Science, Dominican University (River Forest, IL)
  • B.A., International Studies and Law & Society, Macalester College (St. Paul, MN)


Provide leadership for four areas (Circulation/Building Services, Reference Services, Technical Services, and the University Archives & Special Collections) with 12 staff and 5 faculty members.  Oversee a $1.8 million budget. Work collaboratively with library faculty and staff, the Provost, and others across PLU to enhance library resources and services in support of students, faculty, and the mission of the University.

Collection development subject areas: Global Studies, Holocaust & Genocide Studies, Native American & Indigenous Studies, Publishing and Printing.

Library leadership and administration, and library technical support.


  • Mystery Fiction (I'm a total audio book geek)
  • Walking/Hiking
  • Travel
  • Water (anywhere)