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February 2019

Lacy on the power of her AALL network, the importance of CRIV, and moonlighting as a bird rescuer.

Lacy Rakestraw is the Director at the St. Louis County Law Library in Clayton, Missouri.

Why did you join AALL?

I joined because I wanted to expand my professional and intellectual horizons beyond my geographic area. I once had a friend who is an attorney in Illinois travel to NYC for work. He needed a book the next day for a deposition, and of course he called me for help. I reached out to a NYC librarian and had the book put on hold for my friend. I even texted him a map to the library. All he had to do was walk in the door. Such is the power of a vast librarian network!

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