SYD SHARES HOW SHE GOT INTO LAW LIBRARIANSHIP AND WHAT SHE FINDS MOST VALUABLE ABOUT HER AALL MEMBERSHIP
Syd Stephenson is the electronic services & systems librarian at Oklahoma City University School of Law in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
HOW DID YOU GET INTERESTED IN LAW LIBRARIANSHIP?
I got into law librarianship pretty recently! I graduated with my MLIS in May of 2022, and was lucky to find an open position at a local university’s law library. I have always had an interest in working in the legal profession, so it seemed like a great opportunity to combine my passion for librarianship and my interest in law.
WHY DID YOU JOIN AALL?
I joined AALL because I am an early-career librarian and thought it would be a great opportunity to network and complete professional development.
WHAT ONE MEMBER BENEFIT IS MOST VALUABLE TO YOU?
One membership benefit that has been the most valuable to me is the ability to serve on committees. I have met so many interesting people from all over the country!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY ASSOCIATED WITH AALL?
My favorite memory associated with AALL was getting to go to my first Annual Meeting this year in Boston! When I was in graduate school, all of the conferences I attended were virtual due to the pandemic. This was my first time going to a big in-person conference.
WHAT DO YOU ENJOY DOING OUTSIDE OF WORK?
Outside of work, I enjoy playing video games. Right now, I am playing Baldur’s Gate 3 and Starfield.
WHAT BOOK(S) ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?
Currently, I am re-reading the Hunger Games series since the prequel movie is about to come out.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE TRAVEL/VACATION DESTINATION?
My favorite travel destination is the Northern Rockies in Canada!
WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY LISTENING TO? (MUSIC OR PODCAST)
I am currently listening to Yo La Tengo!