Long-Time Member Profile -- Sally H Wambold -- AALL Technical Services Special Interest Section (TS-SIS)

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TS-SIS Long-Time Member Profile:
Sally H Wambold

Place And Date Of Birth

Born 1947 in Norfolk, VA.

Educational Background

  • B.A. with a major in German language, 1969, - Old Dominion University
  • M.S.L.S., 1979, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


My hobbies include reading (of course), cooking, singing, playing the piano, and caring for our three kitties, Varm, Keebler, and Sweet William.

Inspiration For Becoming A Law Librarian

Since I spent most of my university years in a library, an academic • library seemed a congenial place to work. The librarians in the libraries where I studied became role models I admired.

My mentor was a very positive, intelligent German professor who encouraged me most kindly.

Current Position Challenges

Keeping up with all the new developments, for example, CONNEXION and Unicode and upcoming FRBR.

Prior Positions/Employment

My prior library experience includes working in cataloging at the University of Virginia, Alderman Library; working in circulation at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Library; working at Tompkins-McCaw Medical Library of VCU-MCV; and working at the Norfolk Public Library in Circulation.

'Crazy' Non-Professional Activity

Buying an Acura RSX and then selling it barely two years later.

Life's Passion


Earliest Childhood Memory

Sitting under the magnolia tree and pouring sand in my hair.

Where In Five Years?

I see myself retired and volunteering in the Richmond Animal League. I'd also like to read the books I've stockpiled.


  • I was Chair of the Online Bibliographic Services Special Interest Section in 1997.
  • I coordinated several Annual Meeting programs.
  • I was Chair of the AALL Public Relations Committee, 2000-2001.
  • I was Secretary of the Virginia Association of Law Libraries, 1994-1996.
  • I was Treasurer of the Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law.