Smith, who keeps track of more than 25,000 items in the LRC’s Peggy King Legislative Reference Library’s collection.
As a Legislative Librarian, Leslie made the right career
choice on her first try. This is the only place she has ever
worked, starting in the '80s when she was a high school
student and continuing as a summer worker during college.
Leslie helped the library move in the early '90s from a
cramped hallway in the Capitol to its current spot in the
Capitol Annex. Her favorite research requests come from
people seeking info on ancestors who served in the General
Assembly. She also enjoys informing people looking for info
on “funny laws” that, no, it’s not true that Kentucky
has a law against carrying an ice cream cone inside a
pocket. A mother to a 17-year-old son, Leslie’s favorite
place is Disney World. She has been there three times and is
always eager to give insider tips to those planning a trip
to the Magic Kingdom.