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Helen Levenson

Helen Levenson

Assistant Professor
Collection Development Librarian

Email: hlevenson@oakland.edu
Phone:  248-370-2497
Office: KL 243

Office hours: Thursdays, 2-4pm. Contact me by email for possible alternatives. For the remainder of Winter 2020 term, phone or virtual research consultations are available.

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Peer Reviewed Publications

Levenson, H. N. (2019). Nimble collection development policies: An achievable goal. Library Resources & Technical Services, 63(4), 206-219. https://doi.org/10.5860/lrts.63.n4.206

Levenson, H. N. (2016). Collaborative weeding among public university libraries can lead to cost savings for all.  In B. Doherty (Ed.), Space and organizational considerations in academic library partnerships and collaborations (pp.130-156). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Levenson, H. N. (2015). Michigan shared print initiative and GreenGlass for Groups for data analysis in developing a collaborative collective collection. Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve, 25(3-5), 89-105. https://doi:10.1080/1072303X.2016.1254701

 Book and Database Reviews

Levenson, H. N. (2014, Fall). [Review of the book The medical marijuana maze: Policy and politics, by N. E. Marion]. Law Library Journal, 106(4), 606-608.

Levenson, H. N. (2010, Fall). [Review of the book Uninhibited, robust, and wide-open: A free press for a new century, by L. C. Bollinger]. Law Library Journal, 102(4), 639-640.

Levenson, H. N. (2010). [Review of the book Due diligence: An M&A value creation approach, by W. J. Gole & P. J. Hilger]. Legal Information Alert, 29(3), 7-8.

Levenson, H. N. (2010). [Review of the serial book Corporate governance guide and corporate governance guide update, by CCH Incorporated]. Legal Information Alert, 29(1), 6-7.

Levenson, H. N. (2009, January). [Review of the book Private equity: History, governance, and operations, by H. Cendrowski]. Legal Information Alert, 28, 10-11.

Levenson, H. N. (2008, March). [Review of the book Conflicts of interest: Corporate governance and financial markets, by L. Thevenoz & R. Bahar]. Legal Information Alert, 27, 8-9.

Levenson, H. N. (2007, September). [Review of the databases CQ Congress Collection and CQ Supreme Court Collection, from the CQ Electronic Library]. Legal Information Alert, 26, 11-12.

Other Publications

Levenson, H.N. (2012). Careful planning pays off: Growing services and space at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School Auburn Hills Campus Library, AALL Spectrum, 16, 22-24.


Presenter, Legal Research Resources, Presentation to Oakland University Paralegal Faculty. (Auburn Hills, Michigan, October 28, 2019.)

Presenter, Nimble Collection Development Policies: An Achievable Goal Publication Presentation, Research Forum. (Rochester, Michigan, October 18, 2019).

Co-Presenter and Discussion Moderator, Collaborative Collection Strategies in Budget Tightening and Resource Sharing Environments. (Saginaw, Michigan, Michigan Academic Library Association Annual Conference, May 14, 2019).

Presenter, Video Content--Streaming or Otherwise, Oakland University & Eastern Michigan University Librarian Exchange. (Rochester, Michigan, March 8, 2019).

Co-Presenter and Co-Moderator, Michigan Shared Print Initiative Membership Meeting. (Lansing, Michigan, September 13, 2018).

Co-Presenter, Michigan Shared Print Initiative Webinar for Michigan Private College Libraries, July 14, 2018.

Presenter and Discussion Moderator, VPAT Compliance. (Saginaw, Michigan, Michigan Council of Library Directors Cooperative Collection Development Group Spring Meeting, May 7, 2018).

Presenter, Serials Sustainability, Oakland University Senate Library Committee. (Rochester, Michigan, November 16, 2017).

Co-Presenter, Michigan Shared Print Initiative (MI-SPI) Overview. (MI-ALA Shared Print Collaboration Interest Group Virtual Event, October 18, 2016).

Presenter, Michigan Shared Print Initiative and GreenGlass for Groups for Data Analysis in Developing a Collaborative Collective Collection. (Indianapolis, Indiana, Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference, June 10, 2016).

Presenter, Michigan Shared Print Initiative and GreenGlass for Groups as the Tool to Make a Collective Collection Happen. (Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Michigan Academic Library Association Inaugural Conference, May 12, 2016).

Presenter, Michigan Shared Print Initiative Data Analysis. (Council of Library Directors Fall Virtual Meeting, October 30, 2015).

Coordinator, Moderator, & Speaker, Collaborative Collection Development: What Should Academic and Law Firm Libraries Know About Each Other? (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American Association of Law Libraries Annual Conference, July 26, 2011).

Address, Researching Financial Information of Privately-Held Corporations (Washington, D.C., AFL-CIO Economic Research Department Seminar).


University Service

Academic Conduct Committee, 2015-2017, 2019-present

American Association of University Professors Executive Committee, 2015-present

American Association of University Professors, Chair, Nominations Committee, 2018

Senate Library Committee, 2016-2018

Senate Library Committee, Chair, Presentation Subcommittee, 2017-2018

Library Service

Library Committee on Promotion and Appointment, 2019-present

Merit/Travel Committee, Chair, 2019-present

Merit/Travel Committee, 2015-2017, 2018-present

Elections Committee Chair, 2019-present

Elections Committee, 2018-present

Frank Lepkowski Undergraduate Research in Writing Award Committee, 2019-2021

Executive Committee, 2015-2019

Library Assessment Committee, 2015-2016

Electronic Resources Selection Committee, 2015

Professional Service

Risk Research Working Group, Partnership for Shared Book Collections, 2019-present

Michigan Shared Print Initiative Governing Board, 2019-present

Michigan Council of Library Deans/Directors, Collection Development Group, 2015-present

Co-Chair, Michigan Council of Library Deans/Directors, Collection Development Group, 2015-2018

Chair, Michigan Council of Library Deans/Directors, Collection Development Group, VPAT Subcommittee, 2018-present

Chair, Michigan Council of Library Deans/Directors, Collection Development Group, Intranet Subcommittee, 2018-2019

Steering Committee, Michigan Shared Print Initiative, 2015-present

Chair, Steering Committee, Michigan Shared Print Initiative, 2017-2019

Professional Affiliations

American Libraries Association, 2014-present

American Association of Law Libraries, 2003-present

Association for Library Collections and Technical Services, 2018-present

Association of College and Research Libraries, 2014-present

Michigan Academic Library Association, 2015-present

Special Libraries Association, 1985-present

District of Columbia Bar, 2001-present

State Bar of Michigan, 1999-present

Educational Background

Juris Doctorate (J.D.) Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Master of Arts in Library Science (A.M.L.S.) University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Philosophy) University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


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