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Law Library Faculty Services

Penn State Law Montague Law Library

214 Lewis Katz Building
University Park, PA 16802

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Research Assistant Service

Library Research Assistants

The law library maintains a student Research Assistant pool.  Research Assistants are available to assist faculty members with discrete research projects such as bluebooking, updating books and articles, compiling bibliographies, surveys of law, conducting research, and more.  To request research assistance, please contact Rebecca Mattson, Head of Faculty and Research Services.

Research Assistant Training

This program pairs summer faculty research assistants with a law librarian who serves as a point of contact for research questions. Research assistants are also provided with an overview of library databases and print materials that are particularly relevant to the research topics. Research assistants are required to register for the program in advance; applications are sent out electronically during the Spring semester.  For training throughout the year, please contact Rebecca Mattson.

Reference Services

Each of the librarians of the H. Laddie Montague, Jr., Law Library has a unique legal background. While you should feel free to speak with any of the librarians about your issue, you may be referred to another librarian who may have more expertise in your particular field.


The H. Laddie Montague, Jr. Law Library

Law Library Administration:

Steven D. Hinckley

Associate Dean for Library and Information Services

Director of the Penn State Law H. Laddie Montague, Jr. Law Library

Professor of Law


Phone: (814) 867-0390


Theresa K. Tarves

Assistant Law Librarian, Associate Director of the Penn State Law H. Laddie Montague, Jr. Law Library

Professor of Legal Research


Phone: (814) 863-6861



Lauren I. Gluckman                                            

Assistant Law Librarian, Head of Collection Management


Phone: (814) 865-2298


Jenny Ham

Assistant Law Librarian, Reference and Instruction Librarian

Professor of Legal Research


Phone: (814) 867-2979


Rebecca A. Mattson

Associate Law Librarian, Head of Faculty and Research Services

Professor of Legal Research 


Phone: (814) 867-2239


Andrew J. "Tig" Wartluft   

Assistant Law Librarian, Head of Instructional Services

Professor of Legal Research


Phone: (814) 865-8875


Martina Byrnes

Library Acquisitions Assistant


Phone: (814) 867-0386


Alison Ruckert

Information Services Supervisor


Phone: (814) 865-8863


         Jonathan Wallace

         Library Acquisitions Assistant


         Phone: (814) 867-0387