Meet New CALL Member Stacia Stein

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Stacia Stein

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.