Mandy on Connecting With Colleagues and Why She Likes to Travel to Hong Kong, Chicago, and New York City
Mandy Lee is an Assistant Professor of Law & Reference Librarian at Schmid Law Library, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
Why did you join AALL?
I joined AALL as a graduate student to have the opportunity to interact with and to learn from my law librarian colleagues at the national level.
Why do you stay a member?
I love being able to stay connected with my peers via AALL. Having the chance to work with law librarians with whom I do not have the chance to work on a daily basis is wonderful. Sharing ideas with and learning from both new and more experienced law librarians really enriches my professional—and personal—development.
What one membership benefit is most valuable to you?
Being able to cultivate professional connections at the Annual Meeting and throughout the year. The members—their collective, yet diverse, knowledge and energy—contribute so much to AALL and to the law librarianship profession.
What is your favorite memory associated with AALL?
Since I’m a new law librarian, I don’t have very many memories . . . yet. So far, I would have to say that running into people I knew at my very first Annual Meeting last year is my favorite memory. Summer in Chicago served as a nice backdrop for reunions!
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I like to bake—my coworkers make great guinea pigs! I also love watching movies, particularly foreign films. Going to the ballet, opera, and other performing arts, and visiting museums are also things I like to do. I enjoy reading, travel, and trying new restaurants, too!
What book(s) are you currently reading?
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman and Kitchens of the Great Midwestby J. Ryan Stradal.
What’s your favorite travel/vacation destination?
Hard to say. I like spending time with my family and friends, so the cities in which they live are all my favorites! In particular, though, Hong Kong, Chicago, and New York City stand out.