Lynn on Feeling Engaged Through Committee Work
Lynn Hartke is the Reference/Educational Services Librarian at Saint Louis University in Saint Louis, Missouri. Lynn has been a member of AALL since 1996.
Why did you join AALL?
I joined because it is the association for law librarians. I was working in a law firm when I became a member. I knew from conducting legal research and being a member of the bar, one of the best ways to learn and continue to learn about a profession was from the association connected to the particular industry. Industry/Professional associations are a source of new information, new skills, professional connections, and a conduit to give back to your profession by participation.
Why do you stay a member?
I always learn something new when I go the annual meeting. I enjoy making new friends and seeing life long friends, and it is, in my opinion, the best way to stay current and connected.
What one membership benefit is most valuable to you?
The Annual Meeting
What is your favorite memory associated with AALL?
My most favorite memory is when I served on the Citations committee. I learned a great deal and the fellow committee members were as engaged as I was in the committee work.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
Volunteering for the animal rescues for which I give time, presenting educational programs on reptiles, hiking, working with my dogs, watching the Thin Man movies, junking, going to St. Louis Cardinals Basesball games (GO CARDS), and reading.
What book(s) are you currently reading?
The Dinner by Herman Koch, When Pigs Fly!: Training Success with Impossible Dogs by Jane Killion, and Black-Eyed Susans: A Novel of Suspense by Julia Heaberlin.
What’s your favorite travel/vacation destination?
I really don’t have a favorite destination, but if I can take a train, I am there. Love the train, it is part of the destination.