Meet a Member

Allison Gifford - April 2022

What is your current position? Public Law Librarian

Where do you work? Alexandria Public Law Library

When did you first know that you wanted to work in the library field? In college when I took a class on how to use use the library for research.

What is your favorite part of librarianship? Helping those in under-served communities access library resources.

What was your first library or library-related job? Law Librarian with the US Patent Office. What projects or programs are you currently working on at your library? Updating legal resources for the public.

What issue or topic in librarianship are you most interested in? Equal access to legal materials.

Why are you a member of VLA and what is the most important reason to you for being a member of VLA? I think by being a member, I will have access to resources and learning opportunities that I would not have otherwise. 

Contact Allison Gifford at [email protected] if you have any questions.