R. Everett Law Library at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill welcomes
our newest Reference Librarian, Kerri-Ann Rowe. Kerri was most recently the Student
Services and Outreach Librarian at the University of Colorado Law School. She
holds a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame, an M.L.I.S. from Syracuse
University, and a B.A. from Yale University. Carolina Law is delighted to welcome
Kerri to our community, and she was gracious enough to answer a few questions
did you come to law librarianship?
interviews! I realized that I didn’t want to practice law anymore, but I wasn’t
sure what else I could do with a law degree. I met with a variety of people in
non-traditional law jobs and asked them what they loved about their positions
and what they hated. Law librarianship was one the stuck with me (and it
matched all the career quizzes I had taken), so I took on a law librarian
fellowship - which I loved - and decided to pursue a career in law
is your favorite thing about your job?
love the reference interactions. Helping someone with their questions and
seeing their faces when they have that aha moment and find what they’re looking
for is incredibly fulfilling. It’s amazing that I can have that interaction in
the classroom, at the Reference desk, or whenever I’m helping someone with a
question in general.
is a skill you’d like to learn?
would love to learn to play the piano. My musical instrument skills are
severely, severely limited, and I would like to learn how to play an
instrument. The piano has always seemed like a good place to start.
inspires you most?
get the most inspiration while taking long walks. Beautiful scenery and the
repetition of the walk itself always helps to clear my mind and open me up to
new ideas and ways of thinking. I’m also getting used to North Carolina
foliage. There are so many trees here!
do you do for fun? Do you have any hobbies?
has become my newest hobby. I’ve been having fun trying new recipes and
attempting to recreate some of my favorite dishes. There have been some
failures, but those only make the successes seem so much tastier.
are you looking forward to doing once the pandemic ends?
am looking forward to going to a theater to watch a movie again. While it’s
been much more comfortable to watch movies at home, I do miss the theater
experience. I still haven’t been able to recreate theater popcorn.
Posted by Ellie Campbell on Wed. March 17, 2021 8:00 AM