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Theresa K. Tarves

Theresa K. Tarves

Associate Director of the Law Library and Professor of Legal Research

(814) 863-6861

J.D., Seton Hall University
M.L.I.S., Rutgers University
B.A., Penn State University

As associate director of the Law Library, Theresa K. Tarves is responsible for the management of day-to-day operations of the Law Library. She assists the associate dean and director of the Law Library with long-range planning and budget administration, as well as project identification and implementation. Additionally, Tarves teaches a section of the 1L Legal Research course and provides general reference and research support to library patrons.

Prior to joining Penn State Law, Tarves served as manager of research services for the Knowledge Management Division of the Philadelphia firm of Fox Rothschild, LLP. She previously served as associate counsel/compliance officer for a major medical reference laboratory in New Jersey, where she provided legal and non-legal research and legal analysis for departmental attorneys.  

Teaching Cost-Effective Legal Research Skills: Tips for Effective and Efficient Legal Research, AALL Spectrum, March/April 2016 (with Rebecca A. Mattson).