ERIN SHARES HER FAVORITE AALL MEMORY & WHAT SHE FINDS MOST VALUABLE AS A MEMBER
Erin Gow is the associate professor of legal bibliography at the University of Louisville Law Library in Louisville, Kentucky.
HOW DID YOU GET INTERESTED IN LAW LIBRARIANSHIP?
After completing library school in the United Kingdom, I was lucky enough to secure a temporary traineeship-style job for recent graduates at a law library at one of the Inns of Court. After that experience, I was hooked!
WHY DID YOU JOIN AALL?
I was a member of the British & Irish Association of Law Librarians when I lived and worked in the UK, so I knew joining AALL would be just as important after moving back to the US.
WHY DO YOU STAY A MEMBER?
The opportunity to meet other law librarians that I can ask questions and chat about how we do the job makes ongoing membership completely worthwhile.
WHAT ONE MEMBER BENEFIT IS MOST VALUABLE TO YOU?
Training and education, from webinars to quick updates in KnowItAALL, helps me keep my knowledge and skills up to date as library school recedes into the distance.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY ASSOCIATED WITH AALL?
The first Annual Meeting I attended was such a fun new experience! The scope of the event, the number of attendees and vendors was all far more than I expected, and everyone I met was friendly and welcoming.
WHAT DO YOU ENJOY DOING OUTSIDE OF WORK?
Reading, crocheting, gardening, and going on adventures with my wife and our toddler son.
WHAT BOOK(S) ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?
I’m incapable of reading just one book at once, so am currently in the middle of: Data Cartels by Sarah Lamdan, Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabriella Zevin, The Five Red Herrings by Dorothy L. Sayers, and Hill Women by Cassie Chambers.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE TRAVEL/VACATION DESTINATION?
I love to travel, and especially love road trips and any destination with good food! Trips to visit family in Minneapolis or Melbourne are always extra special though.
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