New CALL member, Stacia Stein, is a graduate student in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a member of the CALL Bulletin Committee.
Fellow Bulletin Committee member, Juanita Harrell, recently interviewed her so we could all get to know her a little better.
JH: Tell us a little about yourself.
SS: I went to DePaul for undergrad. I received my law degree in 2006. I studied German/ international studies, human issues. I also studied abroad in England and Ireland.
JH: I know you are currently in the LEEP program at University of Illinois. What classes are you currently taking or getting ready to take?
SS: I took a Law Librarianship class over the summer. I’m going to do a practicum at Northwestern in the fall and will also take Middle East Librarianship in the fall.
JH: Why did you join CALL?
SS: I joined about a year ago. I was recommended to join by a law librarian. I am also a member of the Bulletin Committee.
JH: Are you currently working in a library setting?
SS: No. I have not worked in a library before.
JH: What brought you to librarianship? Law librarianship?
SS: I like the law and I like research. In 2006 I graduated from law school and practiced litigation. I wanted to make a positive impact so I decided to go to library school.
JH: Are you a part of any other organizations? American Library Association (ALA), Special Libraries Association (SLA), Illinois Library Association (ILA), American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), etc.?
SS: I am currently a member of the American Association of Law Libraries. I am thinking of joining the Mid-America Association of Law Libraries (MAALL) and the International Association of Law Libraries (IALL).
JH: What are your hobbies?
SS: I like to travel, jog, bake, and daydream.
JH: What book are you currently reading? Do you have a favorite author?
SS: I’m currently reading the Spirit of Law Librarianship. My favorite author is Herman Melville.
JH: Name one book you could read over and over again.
SS: I could re-read Melville books.
JH: Are you a coffee person, tea person, both or neither?
SS: Both. Today I had both.