Abigail Lindquist is the Reference Librarian at Holland & Hart LLP in Denver, CO.
Why did you join AALL?
My co-librarians are all current members, so when I was hired in February, joining was a way to learn more about the specific area of law librarianship. I was very active in a student chapter of a professional association while in grad school in New York, and I’m a firm believer in the benefits of becoming involved.
Why do you stay a member?
The Colorado chapter provides opportunities to meet other law librarians in the community, and I’ve joined the Brown Bag Committee to help organize bimonthly lunch events where we cover pertinent topics. The chapter has made being a new librarian in a new city much easier.
What one membership benefit is most valuable to you?
In addition to the networking, I appreciate the educational resources, particularly Spectrum.
What is your favorite memory associated with AALL?
I attended the conference this year in Seattle and participated in CONELL; it was a great opportunity to meet librarians in similar career situations while touring the beautiful city.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
Reading, of course, and I have a 10-month-old Golden Retriever puppy who keeps me very busy! Since I moved from Brooklyn back to Colorado in December, I’ve enjoyed exploring Denver and snowshoeing in the mountains. I love traveling and went to New Orleans, Chicago, and New York this summer on long weekends.
What book(s) are you currently reading?
I am reading The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.
by Adelle Waldman, and I recently finished both The Burgess Boys
by Elizabeth Strout and The 5th Wave
by Rick Yancey.
What’s your favorite travel/vacation destination?
My sister and I traveled to Sweden last summer, and as a side trip, we ferried out to Visby, which is on the island of Gotland. We rented bikes on a perfectly sunny day and rode around the medieval walls surrounding the town. I also made sure to check out the Stockholm Public Library and the National Library of Sweden.