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AALL Spectrum / September/October 2018 / Volume 23, Number 1

AALL Spectrum / Published by American Association of Law Libraries

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CALLING LEADER PROFILE FOR AN Throughout her career, former AALL President Sarah (Sally) Holterhoff has been an advocate for the federal depository library program, for digital authentication of legal materials, and for access to government information. Now, in her retirement, she has a new cause: building a network of seasoned American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) colleagues and exploring opportunities for them to stay engaged with each other and the Association. A stroke of luck brought Sally Holterhoff into a career in law librarianship. After receiving her MALS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Holterhoff worked in public and school libraries. Then, in 1981, she and her husband moved to Valparaiso, Indiana, with their two small children. "After checking around, I learned that Matt Downs, director of Valparaiso University Law Library, wanted to hire a part-time government documents librarian," recalls Holterhoff. Though she lacked rel- evant experience in government information or law, she was hired for the position that began her 35-year career as a law librarian. "That fortunate break turned my career in a new direction, one that was better than I could possibly have imagined. I learned quickly on the job, and through the years my responsibilities changed and expanded," said Holterhoff. Her position evolved into government information/ reference librarian and associate professor of law librar- ianship. "When the Valpo law librarians gained faculty LEADERSHIP ENCORE 32 AALL SPECTRUM | WWW.AALLNET.ORG

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