Graduating from UNLV immediately lead to Syracuse University, as heading to library school was always my plan. Anything after that remained open and still does. Librarianship presents opportunities and changes in the least likely of ways and places. The courses I took, the internships I held, and the employers I’ve served have been eye-opening and challenging. My range of experience and education remains cemented by dedication to library communities. My communities have been the public, attorneys, faculty, and students. The location has been in academic, public, and private law libraries. The last two years my service has been to my law firm, the staff, and our attorneys. It’s been a tremendous two years in which I grew from recent graduate to experienced legal librarian.
Unfortunately, the good words of George Harrison mark an occasion: “all things must pass” / I’m getting laid-off. The law firm for whom I work is dissolving. These turn of events are marked with sadness, the firm has a rich history in Sacramento of over 50 years and is the 2nd largest Sacramento based firm. The employees cherished the work culture that was often more akin to a family. Certainly it’s a sad loss for Sacramento and a great loss for the staff and attorneys. However, the opportunity to find new challenges and accomplish a new set of goals is nothing at which to scoff. I anticipate the changes and my continued progress/development. The objective though is always the same: to serve library communities.