Anna Lawless

Anna Lawless-Collins

Associate Director for Systems & Collection Services

BA, Clark University
JD, Northeastern University School of Law
MSLIS, Simmons College


Anna Lawless-Collins oversees the Systems and Collection Services department at the Fineman and Pappas Law Libraries.  In that role, she oversees the management of the collection, including acquisition of new resources and evaluation of existing resources.  She also oversees the management and use of library systems.  This work includes supervising and working with other librarians in the department to ensure resources are accessible and discoverable to library patrons, and working with library vendors to ensure library materials are delivered in a timely manner and within the library’s budget.  In addition to her collections and systems work, she coordinates with the reference librarians and the circulation department and serves on the reference desk each week.

Prior to this position, Anna was the Collection Development Librarian at the Fineman and Pappas Law Libraries, was an Acquisitions Technician and a Reference Intern at the Northeastern University School of Law Library, and an associate in the corporate group at K&L Gates. In the year between college and law school, Anna served in AmeriCorps as a crew leader with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles.

Anna is an active member of the American Association of Law Libraries, the Law Librarians of New England, and NELLCO.