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About Rebecca A. Mattson

Rebecca Mattson is the Head of Faculty and Research Services and Professor of Legal Research at Penn State Law. As head of faculty and research services, Professor Mattson provides leadership within the H. Laddie Montague, Jr. Law Library in planning and implementing scholarly support and research services. She manages a robust pool of library research assistants and provides annual training for faculty research assistants. Professor Mattson manages the Penn State Law eLibrary, the law school’s faculty scholarship repository, as well as the Penn State Law Legal Research Paper Series, and provides enhanced support for faculty scholarship and research. As the administrator of the eLibrary, she is the primary library liaison with law school journals, assisting in training, site development, and publication. In addition, Professor Mattson teaches Legal Research Tools and Strategies, the 1L legal research course, and Researching Administrative Law, an upper level research course.

Positions

2015 - Present Scholarly Communications & Faculty Services Librarian, Penn State Law
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2012 - 2014 Collection Development Librarian, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
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2011 - 2012 Librarian, Harris Beach, PLLC
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2006 - 2011 Attorney Editor, West/Thomson Reuters Publishing
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Honors and Awards

  • 2016 - American Association of Law Libraries Leadership Fellow
  • 2014 - American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting Grant
  • 2014 - Society of Ohio Archivists New Professional Scholarship

Courses

  • Legal Research Tools and Strategies

Education

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January 2010 - June 2012 MLS, University at Buffalo - Dept. of Library & Information Studies (DLIS)
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August 2003 - June 2006 JD, University at Buffalo Law School
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2000 - 2003 BA, University at Buffalo
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Library & Information Science (8)

Sexual Orientation and the Law (2)

Archives & Digitization (3)