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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: Virtual research consultations are available at days and times that best suit you. Contact me by email to schedule.

 

Peer Reviewed Publications

Levenson, H. N. & Nichols Hess, A. (2020). Collaborative collection development: Current perspectives leading to future initiatives. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 46(5), 1-11. https://doi:10.1016/j.acalib.2020.102201

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.

Reprinted as:

Levenson, H. N. (2018). Collaborative weeding among public university libraries can lead to cost savings for all.  In M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.), Library science and administration: Concepts, methodologies, tools, and applications (pp.1409-1435). 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.

Presentations

Coordinator and Co-Panelist, Collaborative Collection Development: Potential Opportunities Identified, Facilitated Discussion. (Michigan Academic Library Association Virtual Conference, May 21, 2021). (Referred) Originally scheduled for the 2020 Annual Conference which was canceled due to COVID-19 and rescheduled for 2021.

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).

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

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). (Refereed)

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). (Refereed)

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).

Awards and Honors

Honoree, Oakland University Founder's Day Faculty Recognition, 2020

Service

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, 2019-2020

Merit/Travel Committee, 2015-2017, 2018-2020

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

Research & Network Level Working Group, Partnership for Shared Book Collections, 2020-present

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

Governing Board, Michigan Shared Print Initiative, 2019-present

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

Steering Committee, Michigan Shared Print Initiative, 2015-present

Michigan Association of State Universities, Collection Development Group, 2015-present

Co-Chair, Michigan Association of State Universities, Collection Development Group, 2015-2018

Chair, Michigan Association of State Universities, Collection Development Group, VPAT Subcommittee, 2018-2019

Chair, Michigan Association of State Universities, Collection Development Group, Intranet Subcommittee, 2018-2019

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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