October 2, 2006
Spotlight on Law Librarians: Lou Lindsey
After 27 years as a law librarian, one would expect that Lou Lindsey has a pretty impressive collection of convention bags. Click to enlarge the above right image to see Lou airing out some of them on her backyard Tulsa clothesline to help her pick just ONE to carry to the October 19-21 MAALL/OKLL joint annual meeting in Tulsa! The MAALL President, Brian Striman, has declared a contest for recycled bags from former meetings or other noteworthy bags of any sort, instead of providing us with yet another convention bag. Yes, Lou thinks she's going to win the "oldest AALL meeting bag"- and what with this stockpile, she just might! You who are coming to Tulsa for the Mid America Association of Law Libraries and the Oklahoma Law Librarians meeting need to give her some competition! Think about it!
Lou's early career was as an elementary school teacher in Colorado & Nebraska, followed by an enviable elementary school librarian position in Virginia where her library had a fireplace with her mom's braided wool rug for a cozy story time!
After 9 years of higher education leading to law librarianship (BA at Earlham; MLS at UWA; JD at UND; & SLIS at IU), she decided it was time to work. As a law librarian, she has worked in academia non-stop, beginning at University of Arkansas in Fayetteville for a dozen years, then University of Connecticut for a couple years, and back to MAALL/SWALL territory at the University of Tulsa where she has served as Associate Director for 10 years now, a mere half of the time Rick Ducey is celebrating in October as Director. Lou also directed North Dakota's Central Legal Research for a few years as a freshly admitted North Dakota/Minnesota attorney. This program, which still exists, provides research by law students for court-appointed defense counsel, judges and prosecutors from the state. She was thrilled to visit CLR when MAALL was in Grand Forks last October, and have a reunion with the same administrative assistant she had hired, and former student workers from her time there (1977-80)!
When not helping Local Arrangements as being co-chair for the upcoming meeting, Lou does general library administrative work, serves on the reference desk, and does the collection development in the area of environmental and energy law.
Check out this website if you're interested in bringing YOUR old bag to Tulsa! Early bird registration is Oct. 4 and the special MAALL rate at the hotel in Jenks closes Oct. 4.
Editor's Note: The Spotlight on Law Librarians feature is edited by Lee Peoples, Law Librarian Blog Contributing Editor and Associate Director for Faculty, Research and Instructional Services, Oklahoma City University Law Library. Please feel free to recommend a colleague for this feature to Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org
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