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An Interview with Suneewan Creech, Library Technician

This week’s interview is with Suneewan Creech, the newest technician in the Collection Services Division of the Law Library.  Although she’s not really new, Ms. Creech has been a contractor at the Law Library since 2008, managing the contract accessioning new materials into the collection.  We are very happy to add her to our staff.

1796441_795195787261757_1819341407352604643_nDescribe your background.

I am originally from Bangkok, Thailand. My major was Russian and I worked with Russian natives for a few years as a national athletic team interpreter. I have always had a passion for working with languages. I had done it at home and wanted to have an experience abroad so I came to America. I picked up a few different jobs and finally settled in at the Law Library of Congress.

How would you describe your job to other people?

My job mostly involves Acquisitions’ check-in problem solving. I also work on inventorying, binding and microfilming foreign legal gazettes. My experience working as a contractor in the Law Library’s Processing Section has been a great help with my new position at the Law Library.

Why did you want to work at the Law Library of Congress?

I love books. I love papers. I love languages. I love old stuff. I enjoy archiving them in every way and making them available to the public now and for the next generation.

What is the most interesting fact you’ve learned about the Law Library?

The nature of legal material has required Collection Services to develop special methods for processing materials that differs from other Library of Congress divisions.
Also, the longer I work here the more I see how many different types of people are involved with the Law Library. The division is bigger and more diverse than most people assume.

What’s something most of your co-workers do not know about you?

 Everyone who knows me here knows all about me – especially my love of animals and my daughter.  I always have pictures to show of both.

An Interview with Kenneth W. Mack, Inaugural Lawrence D. Biele Professor of Law

Today’s interview is a guest post by Liah Love Caravalho, a program specialist in the Office of Legislative and External Relations of the Law Library of Congress.  Below, Liah provides an interview with Kenneth W. Mack, inaugural Lawrence D. Biele Professor of Law at Harvard University.  Prof. Mack was a speaker at the 2013 Library […]

An Interview with Michele Chisholm, Copyright Licensing Specialist

Today’s interview is with Michele Chisholm, a copyright licensing specialist at the U.S. Copyright Office and the current president of the Library of Congress chapter of Blacks in Government (BIG).   Describe your background. I am a native Washingtonian, who grew up in the segregated South during the peak of the civil rights movement. My […]

A Congress.gov Interview with Kelly Yuzawa, Specialist in Legislative Information Systems Management

Kelly Yuzawa is a specialist in legislative information systems management within the Congressional Research Service (CRS) of the Library of Congress.  Kelly works with Amy, who was interviewed last week, in CRS.  This continues our Congress.gov interview series that also included Meg, Rich, Barry, Rohit, Andy, Val, and Stephen. Describe your background. I grew up in California and Oregon. I was a Japanese/Asian Studies […]

A Congress.gov Interview with Amy Swantner, Specialist in Legislative Information Systems Management

This week’s interview is with Amy Swantner, specialist in legislative information systems management within the Congressional Research Service (CRS) of the Library of Congress.  Our Congress.gov interview series highlights some of the people who have contributed to the legislative information system (including Meg, Rich, Barry, Rohit, Andy, Val, and Stephen). Describe your background. I am an information professional with many years of […]

Magna Carta – a Love Story

Armed with the extensive research on the background, content and effects of Magna Carta provided to docents, coupled with the “road map” provided by Nathan Dorn in his Gallery Talk, I have truly enjoyed giving tours of the Law Library’s Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor exhibit. None so much though as the one I gave […]

An Interview with Brandon Fitzgerald

Today’s interview is with Brandon Fitzgerald, project manager of a Law Library staffing contract.  Brandon does a terrific job managing a group of contractors who help keep our collections orderly and updated. Describe your background. I’m a native son of Cleveland, Ohio which for all its grit remains one of my favorite cities. After traveling […]

An Interview with Gabe Horchler

This week’s interview is with Gabe Horchler, section head of the Law Section of Library Services’ Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, U.S. Programs, Law & Literature Division.  Gabe is in charge of cataloging all new law titles.  He and his staff have also been instrumental in helping with our reclassification project for which we are […]

An Interview with Stephen Wesson, Educational Resources Specialist

Today’s interview is with Stephen Wesson.  He’s an educational resources specialist at the Library of Congress. Stephen manages a number of the Library’s K-12 initiatives and blogs for Teaching with the Library of Congress.  He does a fantastic job of providing teachers with information about Congress.gov and other areas of overlapping interest such as Magna Carta. […]