Bachelor, Southern Connecticut State University, 1969; Master of Arts, Ohio State University, 1971; Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, 1975; Master of Library Science, Kent State University, Ohio, 1978.
Library. CML, Columbus, Ohio, 1978-1985, manager general reference, 1985-1986; branch manager Online Computer Library. Center, Dublin, 1986-1988; adjunct faculty Kent State University, since 1984; specialist reference services Online Computer Library. Center, Dublin, 1988-1992; director Online Computer Library. Center Information Center, since 1993; Consultant Southern Ohio College, Columbus, 1981-1984. Translator: (play) In The Burning Darkness, 1969; contributor articles to professional journals.
Lawrence J. married to Joyce Marie Slater on August 4, 1969.