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Rebecca A. Mattson

Rebecca A. Mattson

Head of Faculty and Research Services and Professor of Legal Research

(814) 867-2239

J.D., University of Buffalo
M.L.S., University of Buffalo
B.A., University of Buffalo

As head of faculty and research services, Rebecca A. 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. 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. Mattson also teaches a section of the 1L Legal Research Course.

Teaching Cost-Effective Legal Research Skills: Tips for Effective and Efficient Legal Research, AALL Spectrum, March/April 2016 (with Theresa K. Tarves).

Filling the Google Gaps: Harnessing the Power of Google through Instruction, AALL Spectrum, September/October 2015.

Ohio Citation, CALI Lesson, 2015 (with Carolyn Broering-Jacobs).

Building Special Collections: Lessons from Digitizing, Organizing, and Archiving the Sam Sheppard Collection, Bepress Digital Commons Webinar Series.  November 5, 2014 (with Susan Altmeyer).

Digitizing Murder: Inventory, Platforms, and Websites, Oh My!, The Next Wave, CALI Conference for Law School Computing, Cambridge, Massachusetts, June 19, 2014 (presentation with Susan Altmeyer).

Cool Tools: iPhone and iPad Apps, Shining the Light on Libraries: a Time of Transition, ORALL Annual Meeting, Toledo, Ohio, October 17, 2013

Research and Resources: Where to Begin Researching International Sports Law, The Daily Record, June 26, 2012.

Research and Resources: Where to Begin Researching Civil Rights Law, The Daily Record, December 26, 2011.