National Library Week – featuring Lauren Morrison

This week is National Library Week, a time where we celebrate libraries and all that they contribute to our communities. This year's theme is "Libraries Transform." We at the Hamilton County Law Library hope the services we offer serve this purpose for you. Whether through access to resources and technology, expert research assistance, or facilities where you can meet with clients or interact with colleagues, the Law Library has a lot to offer. In honor of National Library Week we will be featuring a "Librarian of the Day" each day of the week.

Our final featured librarian is Lauren Morrison. Lauren is the Director of the Hamilton County Law Library. She started at the Law Library in 2013 as a student intern, then worked as Outreach Librarian and became the Director this fall. Before becoming a librarian, Lauren worked as an attorney at Legal Aid in Cincinnati for several years. She obtained her MLIS from Kent State (2014) and her JD from University of Cincinnati College of Law (2005). A few fun things about Lauren (me):

I have two daughters, Charlotte, 7 and Margot, 3. They are hilarious and sweet (most of the time), but could not be more different from each other. Charlotte wants to be a librarian when she grows up. Margot is thinking superhero. Mostly the same thing, right?

I live in Pleasant Ridge with my husband and our kids. I really love our neighborhood. It's a great, diverse, interesting place with lots happening right now.

I really like cooking (and eating). A particular hobby of mine is making elaborate meals which will be rejected by my children.

I enjoy running. You may see me in my running clothes leaving the courthouse some days since I often like to squeeze it in during lunch.

I also love reading (of course). My favorite book that I read this year was A God in Ruins, by Kate Atkinson. I'm currently reading The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen.

And finally, I love libraries, especially this one.

Thanks to everyone who participated in National Library week! Check out our other librarian profiles on our blog, if you missed any this week. And please feel free to stop by and visit us any time in our beautiful, historic space in the Hamilton County courthouse. We'll be happy to help with your legal research needs.