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Rebecca A. Mattson

Rebecca A. Mattson

Scholarly Communications and Faculty Services Librarian

(814) 867-2239

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

As scholarly communications and faculty services librarian, Rebecca A. Mattson provides leadership within the H. Laddie Montague Jr. Law Library in planning and implementing enhanced scholarly support as well as faculty research and teaching support programs. She also manages the Penn State Law eLibrary, provides general reference and research support to library patrons, and participates in general library planning and administration. Additionally, Mattson teaches a section of the 1L Legal Research course.

Prior to joining Penn State Law, Mattson was the collection development librarian at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. She previously served as a research librarian for a Rochester, N.Y., law firm and spent five years as a senior attorney editor with West Publishing. 


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.