Welcome to the Spring Issue of the CALL Bulletin, which we are finally able to type with a straight face, thanks to the rapidly-improving weather! We would first like to congratulate Todd Ito, Diana Koppang and Konya Lafferty–the newly-elected CALL Board members for the 2015-2016 term. We have a very exciting and colorful Spring issue of the Bulletin, featuring works of art from CALL libraries. Thank you to those who were able to share these pieces with us.
We also feature a few tech-inspired articles, including Sam Wertime’s piece on Microsoft Linc Revolution and Debbie Ginsberg’s piece on how CALL moved from PDF to WordPress. We get the chance to meet a new CALL member, Miriam Heard, from Northwestern University’s Pritzker Legal Research Center. And Lindsey Carpino shares her experience at a large law firm in her law firm librarian-inspired column.
Finally, Sam Wertime reports on the CALL Continuing Education Event entitled “Raise Your Profile and Communicate Your Value Through LinkedIn.”
We also wanted to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves as the new co-editors with Lyonette Louis-Jacques, as this is our first official CALL Bulletin within these new roles.
Lindsey Carpino is a recent library school graduate from the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library & Information Science (GSLIS). She began working at Sidley Austin LLP as a Knowledge Management Analyst focusing on sharing information on the firm’s practice collaboration sites. Lindsey then transitioned into her newer position as a Reference Librarian, still with a focus on Knowledge Management. Lindsey also teaches paralegal courses online and develops course content for an ABA-approved program.
Scott Vanderlin is a Research Librarian at IIT Chicago-Kent College of La w. Prior to joining the CALL Bulletin Committee, Scott served as co-chair of the CALL Continuing Education Committee and was instrumental in creating the CALL chapter displays at the AALL annual meetings in Seattle and San Antonio. When he’s not being instrumental in creating CALL chapter displays for AALL annual meetings in Seattle and San Antonio, Scott enjoys that first cup of coffee in the morning, the smell of freshly-cut grass, and the unbridled enthusiasm of children at play. Also, candles.
Scott and Lindsey are both fellow University of Illinois GSLIS grads and were once Reference Associates at the Pritzker Legal Research Center. Together, they are excited for the opportunity to bring timely and relevant content to CALL members. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any ideas or concerns!
Lindsey Ann Carpino