Lauren M. Collins is the Director of Cleveland State University's
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Library. She received a M.S. in Information from the
University of Michigan (2003), J.D. from the University of North Carolina (1994) and a
B.A. in Communications from Howard University (1991). After graduating from law school,
Professor Collins practiced employment and labor law in North Carolina and Michigan and
provided anti-harassment training to union employees for a national law firm. 

She has served as as library director at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School
of Law and Head of Reference Services at the J. Michael Goodson Law Library at Duke
University. She has held positions as a reference librarian at Duke, Wayne State
University and the University of Miami. 



What’s In a Name?: A Gen Xer and a Gen Yer Explore What it Means to be Members of their Generations in the Workplace, AALL Spectrum 24 (2008)

Link to a copy on HeinOnline - Available at your institution or remotely via their...



Voices of American Law: US Supreme Court Cases Meet the 21st Century, North Carolina Bar Journal (2008)

Reviewing Voices of American Law documentary series(Thomas B. Metzloff & Sarah Wood producers)



A Frank & Honest Talk – AALL’s Diversity Symposium Takes on Hard Questions of Creating and Maintaining Diversity in the Legal Community, AALL Spectrum (2007)

Link to a copy on Heinonline Available at your institution or remotely via their proxy...



Creating Online Tutorials: Five Lessons Learned, Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research & Writing (2007)



Environmental justice: a legal research guide (2014)

This guide introduces users to resources containing information relevant to legal issues pertaining to the...


Michigan Legal Documents: A Bibliography of Legal & Law-Related Materials (with Christopher T. Bloodworth, Anne L. Cottongim, Michael Samson, and Michael W. Tillman-Davis), Faculty Publications By Year (2006)

Contributions to Books


Legal research using technological tools : librarians' view (with Susan Silver and Whitney Curtis), Research Methods for Studying Legal Issues in Education (2015)



Regional International Organizations CALI Lesson (with Molly Brownfield), CALI (2009)


Supranational Organizations: The European Union (with Molly Brownfield), CALI (2009)


Cost of Legal Research (with Emily Janoski-Haehlen), CALI (2006)

We are all aware of the perils of poor electronic legal research skills. Whether it...



Finding Practice Tools and Basic Considerations for Marketing Your Firm on the Net, Internet Strategies for Legal Professionals, National Business Institute (2005)

Book Reviews


Keeping Up with New Legal Titles, Law Library Journal (2010)

Reviewing Matthew W. Finkin & Robert C. Post, For the Common Good: Principles of American...