Ingrid Mattson

Reference Librarian
Contact Information:

(614) 292-9476 Drinko 280E



  • B.A., University of Florida
  • J.D., Seattle University
  • M.L.I.S., University of Washington

Ingrid Mattson provides reference services to faculty and students and teaches legal writing and research. Prior to joining the law library, Ingrid was a licensing and intellectual property attorney in Seattle, Washington. While in practice, she served on the board of Washington Lawyers for the Arts (WLA) for six years, two of which she served as board chair. During her tenure, she led the recruitment and hiring process for two directors and the organization’s annual development event, an auction and social gathering to raise awareness of and funds for legal aid for artists in Washington State. She is admitted to the Washington State Bar.

As a law librarian, she has continued her professional engagement, serving as chair of both the Columbus Bar Association’s Legal Research & Information Resources Committee and the Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries’ (ORALL) Local Arrangements Committee. She also served on ORALL’s Membership Committee and the American Association of Law Libraries’ (AALL) Public Relations Committee. Her article Negotiating and Complying with Electronic Database License Agreements was the 2014 AALL Spectrum Article of the Year, an award that honors outstanding achievement for an article that contributes to practical applications for library work.

In addition to her reference responsibilities, Ingrid teaches Legal Analysis and Writing (LAW) I and Advanced Legal Research. Prior to leaving practice, she taught Media Law and Ethics at Seattle Central College for six years.

Mattson graduated from the University of Florida with a B.A. in religion. She earned her J.D. from Seattle University, where she graduated magna cum laude with a concentration in intellectual property. She earned her M.L.I.S with a concentration in law librarianship from the University of Washington.

Selective Bibliography

·         A New Era: Integrating Today’s “Next Gen” Research Tools Ravel and Casetext in the Law School Classroom, 41 Rutgers Computer & Tech. L.J. 31 (2015) (co-authored with Susan Azyndar and Katrina Lee).

·         License and Contract Management, 19 AALL Spectrum 17 (2015) (co-authored with Linda-Jean Schneider).

·         Untapped Potential: A Study of Online Legal Research Guides, 32 Legal Reference Services Q. 247 (2013).

·         Lessons Learned: Teaching Legal Research and Writing to International Students, 33 AALL ALL-SIS Newsl. 6 (2013).

·         Negotiating and Complying with Electronic Database License Agreements, 17 Spectrum 9 (2013) (co-authored with Linda-Jean Schneider).

For a complete list of publications, please see Ingrid’s SSRN and LinkedIn profiles.