Bachelor, Lawrence University, 1972; Master of Science, University Wisconsin, 1973; Master of Arts, University Minnesota, 1977.
Head graduate library University Michigan Library., Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1984—1993, associate director, 1993—2002. University library, McKnight presidential professor University Minnesota, Minneapolis, since 2002.
Member American Library Association (life), American Society Information Science.
Married Michael Durand Lougee, August 25, 1973; 1 child, Mariel.