Meet the ALLA(WA) Committee: Luise Crisafulli

Here at the ALLA(WA) Blog, we are taking the chance to help members to get to know their Committee a bit better.

Introducing: Luise Crisafulli, Library Manager, Francis Burt Chambers.

1. Who is a hero who has inspired you in your career?

Hero might be too strong a word … but it was my sister who initially inspired me to become a librarian (it was the job she wished she had). If it wasn’t for her encouragement, I would have stuck with my first preference of commerce. Back in high school I only really associated librarians with school or public libraries. My sister opened my eyes to many of the other industries that have a library. So glad I changed my mind at the last minute – I love my job.

2. What is the proudest moment in your professional life?

Establishing a library intranet at Chambers with the support of First Software Solutions.

3. Career advice – what’s your top tip?

Be confident! It also doesn’t hurt to keep a lolly jar in the library to encourage visitors.

4. What’s your favourite legal research tool?

After winning one of the vouchers at the Christmas party, this will probably sounds suspicious … LexisNexis! Followed closely by Jade.

5. If you had to work on only one project for the next year, what would it be?

If I had the time, I would love to be a foster carer/puppy raiser for a guide dog in training.

6. Librarian cliché: What is your favorite book? (Or one of your favourite books?)

Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris…

7. If you weren't a librarian, what would you be?

No surprises here, an event planner!