Interview With Legal Reference Specialist at Law Library of Congress
This week's interview is with Margaret Wood, Legal Reference Specialist. It is number 35 in the series:
"I often talk about the work we do with public patrons who have pro se complaints or launch into a description of the challenges of legislative history at friends’ dinner parties. But I think the characteristic that would describe this job would be how busy – even hectic – it is: from answering patron questions in a variety of formats; to working on the Reading Room collections; creating exhibits for the Reading Room; giving briefings and presentations to visitors; ... and on one occasion analyzing the work of a legal medieval scholar. Many of the people I know still think of the librarian as someone who sits quietly dispensing information at a measured pace – we are not those librarians!"