Donna Bennett

Donna Bennett

Donna Bennett
Professor of Law Library Services
Assistant Director for User Services

Professor of Law Library Services
Assistant Director for User Services

"Our motto is 'Providing quality library service is our top priority,' and I am happy to say that we work very hard to make this a reality. We want our students and faculty to enjoy using the library, and we welcome their comments and suggestions on ways we can improve our services."


Donna is Professor of Library Services and Assistant Director for the User Services Department, which includes Circulation/Reserves, Cataloging, Binding, Updating, Stack Maintenance, and Exhibits. She also works at the Reference Desk.

Donna received her A.B. from Wilmington College, her M.S.L.S. from the University of Kentucky, and her M.A. (English) from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Prior to joining the Chase faculty, Donna served as Reference Librarian and Bibliographer at the University of Cincinnati, Library Director at Maysville Community College, Branch Librarian for the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, and Assistant Librarian at Morehead State University. Teaching experience (part-time) includes: library science courses for the College of Education at the University of Cincinnati, freshman composition courses at Maysville Community College, and the research component of the Basic Legal Skills course at Chase.

Donna is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and the Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries. Her most recent article, “Condominium Homeownership in the United States: A Selected Annotated Bibliography of Legal Sources” was published this year in the Spring issue of 103 Law Library Journal 249.



  • AB, Wilmington College
  • MA English, The University of Tennessee at Knoxville
  • MSLS, University of Kentucky


Staying Up-To-Date: Kentucky Business, Legislative, and Legal News, LEX LOCI (Northern Kentucky Bar Association) at 12-13 (December 2013)

A Recipe for Success: Hiring and Training Law Students for Circulation Student Positions, AALL Spectrum 23 (Sept/Oct 2012) Hein Online

Condominium Homeownership: A Selected Annotated Bibliography of Legal Sources , 103 Law Lib. J. 249 (Spring 2011) Hein Online  

Special Collections at the Law Library, N.K.B.A. Lex Loci 18 (May 2005) pdf  

Effectively Managing the Human Side of Change, 89 Law Lib. J. 335 (3 1997) Hein Online     

Tips for Conducting Effective Meetings, 1 ORALL Newsl. 5 (1997) Reproduced by the American Association of Law Libraries in the AALL Chapter Handbook, distributed to Chapter Officers in July, 1997, 1998, and 1999

Locating Presidential Proclamations and Executive Orders: A Guide to Sources, 5 Legal Ref. Serv. Q. (2/3 1985) (co-authored with Phil Yannarella)