Colleen C. Manning

Director of the Fred Parks Law Library & Assistant Professor of Law

  • B.S., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • J.D., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • M.S., Library & Information Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Areas of Expertise

  • Legal Research & Writing
  • Library Administration



Office: 2019 (Library)

Colleen C. Manning joined South Texas College of Law Houston in January 2015 as the Director of the Fred Parks Law Library and Assistant Professor of Law.  Professor Manning teaches the Advanced Legal Research Skills course and regularly guest lectures in other courses.  In addition, to legal research, she has taught and written in the area of elder law.  She is active and held positions of leadership in national, regional, and local law librarian organizations.   Prior to joining South Texas College of Law Houston, Professor Manning held various positions at Florida Coastal School of Law and Ohio Northern University.  She also was a research attorney for Meyer, Capel, Hirshfeld, Muncy, Jahn & Aldeen, P.C.   Professor Manning is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Florida.


  • Puzzled by Legal Research? Tenth Annual Nat’l Legal Research Teach-in Training Kit 1 (A.A.L.L. RIPS-SIS 2002) (Gigi Panagotacos Co-Author).
  • The Medicare Alzheimer’s Disease Demonstration, 1 ELDER L.J. 113 (1993).


  •  Documenting for Your Successor (Deep Dive), American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting & Conference, Denver, Colo. July 18, 2022.
  • Contracts Administration & Vendor Negotiation Issues in the Academic Setting. Houston Area Law Librarians, Zoom, Nov. 2021.
  • Policy or Procedure: How to Address Collection Development.  TS-SIS & LSRD-SIS Joint Virtual Summit, Zoom, July 2021.
  • How to Create a Mutually Beneficial Relationship with Law Schools. Lexis Annual Meeting, Law School Account Representatives, Orlando, Fla. July 2011.

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