Rebecca Bearden

Rebecca Bearden

Senior Continuing Resources Librarian

BA, Eastern Connecticut State University
MLS, Southern Connecticut State University


Rebecca (Becky) Bearden joined the Fineman & Pappas Law Libraries in July 2019. She is primarily responsible for managing the acquisition, access, maintenance, and preservation of continuing resources in all formats. She oversees and maintains all aspects of the serials lifecycle in our library management system. She works closely with colleagues to ensure efficient workflows as well as clean and accurate data in the library system to make materials discoverable and usable.

Prior to Boston University, she worked at multiple academic libraries doing technical services related work, including twelve years at the University of Connecticut School of Law Library.

Rebecca is an active member of American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), AALL Technical Services Special Interest Section (TS-SIS), AALL Library Systems, Resources, and Discovery Special Interest Section (LSRD-SIS), ExLibris Users of North America (ELUNA), ELUNA Law Libraries Special Interest Group, Law Librarians of New England (LLNE), ExLibris Northeast Users Group (ENUG), NASIG, and NELLCO. She is the current chair of LSRD-SIS and member of the NELLCO Print to Electronic Standing Committee. She is a former co-chair of ELUNA Law Libraries Special Interest Group and TS-SIS Vendor Supplied Records Advisory Group (VRAG). She also serves as a mentor and Student Ambassador for NASIG.