Long-Time Member Profile -- Kathy Faust -- AALL Technical Services Special Interest Section (TS-SIS)

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TS-SIS Long-Time Member Profile:
Kathy Faust

Place And Date Of Birth

Born in Stevens Point, Wisc., 1952.

Educational Background

  • BA from Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR, 1974
  • MA in Library Science from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1975


Outdoor activities, travel, reading

Inspiration For Becoming A Law Librarian

I decided to become a law librarian because the job was available when I needed a job and I had the right qualifications. The two mentors have been my first boss at ISU, Elizabeth Pope and my current boss, Peter Nycum.. Elizabeth taught me how to be a cataloger and Peter has taught me how to supervise people.

Current Position Challenges

The most challenging part of my job is dealing with electronic resources--cataloging, managing and paying for them.

Prior Positions/Employment

  • Cataloging librarian, Illinois State Various positions culminating with University, Normal, Ill., 1976-1978
  • Assistant Director for Technical Services at Lewis and Clark Law School, Portland, OR., 1978 to present

'Crazy' Non-Professional Activity

The craziest thing I have done is stand in front of a picture window during a tornado!

I don't have any passions in life, but I do like to be outdoors as much as possible, either cross-country skiing, hiking, gardening, paddling a ragonboat, or reading under my crab apple tree.

Earliest Childhood Memory

My earliest childhood memory is the family vacations. My family my family used to take to the Chanticleer Inn in Eagle River, Wisc. I remember learning how to ski between my mother's legs (on the rope tow and going down hill) and refusing to take a bath because the water was red (rusty pipes)..

Where In Five Years?

hope I'm still right here in 5 years. I like where I am; the people I work with are great and the physical setting can't be beat!