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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 for possible alternatives.

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Peer Reviewed Publications

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. 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.


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

American Association of University Professors Executive Committee, 2015-2019

Senate Library Committee, 2016-2018

Library Service

Executive Committee, 2015-2017

Merit/Travel Committee, 2015-2017

Council of Library Deans/Directors, Collection Development, ongoing

Electronic Resources Selection Committee, 2015

Library Assessment Committee, ongoing

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Michigan, 1999-present

Association of College and Research Libraries, 2014-present

Special Libraries Association, 1985-present

American Association of Law Libraries, 2003-present

American Libraries Association, 2014-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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