Benjamin Carlson

Emerging Technologies Librarian &
Legal Research Instructor


Ben joined the Villanova law library as the Emerging Technologies Librarian in the Fall of 2012.  His responsibilities include maintenance and improvement of the online presence of the law school and assistance with using technology in the course of legal research.  Ben also teaches basic legal research to the first-year students. Before coming to Villanova, he worked as a librarian at Northern Illinois University College of Law and the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University.

Prior to becoming a librarian, Ben practiced in the Philadelphia office of Funk & Bolton P.A., assisting in the litigation of insurance cases.

He received his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame in 2006, and his Masters in Library Science from the iSchool at Drexel University in 2009.

Practice Experience

  • Litigation Associate for Funk & Bolton
  • Joined VLS in 2012
Legal Research Instructor Benjamin E. Carlson

Office: Rm 157, Law Library
Phone: 610-519-6256
Fax: 610-519-7033

Courses and Seminars

  • Legal Research


University of Notre Dame, JD


Drexel University School of Information Science, MS-LIS

St. John's College (Annapolis), BA