New Member Profile: Sarah Sherman

CALL Bulletin: Where did you grow up, and where else have you lived before coming to Chicago? Do you have a favorite among those places?

Sarah Sherman: I grew up in Mechanicsburg, PA, and then moved to Grand Rapids, MI for college. Grand Rapids felt like the big city after growing up in central Pennsylvania! I love West Michigan and go back frequently.

What led you to become a law librarian?

It really wasn’t part of my plan–I focused on public libraries while getting my MLIS. But my first library job was at the Illinois Supreme Court and I had great experiences there and at Northwestern’s Law Library. I guess a lot of it was timing and encouragement from the law librarians I’ve worked with, and I’m enjoying and learning a lot where I am now.

What are some of your favorite hobbies?

Rock climbing, cooking, reading, puzzles.

Where’s your favorite place to travel? Where have you not visited that you want to visit the most?

I studied in Budapest, Hungary during college and I’d say that central and eastern Europe is my favorite. I’m planning a trip to Japan later this year so that’s where I’m currently most excited to visit!

What do you like most about living in Chicago?

The public transportation and the food.

Physical books or ebooks?

Physical books.

What is one more thing we should know about you that we haven’t asked?

I listen to podcasts constantly. I’d love to talk to anybody about what they’re listening to and what they recommend!