Category Archives: Fall 2015

Issue 237

Summer Institute of the Association for Collaborative Leadership

Boston, Massachusetts is like Chicago in that, no matter how many times you visit, there is always something new to discover, something new to learn. I had the opportunity, thanks to a CALL travel grant, to learn something new by attending the Summer Institute of the Association for Collaborative Leadership (ACL) in Boston. The purpose of the ACL is to promote and support higher education partnerships through professional development, resource sharing, and program enhancement. Each summer the ACL holds The Institute on Collaboration in Higher Education. The Institute provides a unique opportunity to learn from leaders in consortia, and other collaboration-based non-profit organizations. Continue reading Summer Institute of the Association for Collaborative Leadership

AALL 2016 Local Arrangements Committee

CALL’s AALL 2016 Booth at AALL 2015 in Philadelphia

Many thanks to everyone who helped to promote the 2016 AALL Annual Meeting in Philly!

AALL is so excited to host the first Annual Meeting and Conference in Chicago since 1987, the year:

  • The Bangles had a #1 hit with Walk Like an Egyptian
  • Paul Newman won the Best Actor Oscar for The Color of Money
  • Future Blackhawk Captain Jonathan Toews was just a twinkle in his mother’s eye

CALL members stepped up to promote our great city throughout the conference! Continue reading AALL 2016 Local Arrangements Committee

2015 AALL Business Skills Clinic


The AALL Business Skills Clinic was held on October 16-17, 2015 at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile located at 633 N. St. Clair Street Chicago, IL, 60611.

AALL Business Skills Clinic describes itself as:

“The AALL Business Skills Clinic will provide legal information professionals the opportunity to learn core business skills to make effective contributions within teams and the larger organization. Learn from experts in the field who will provide you with strategies to apply immediately.  Collaborate with colleagues in a small group setting while gaining essential skills, tools and techniques to equip you for the road ahead.”

The following topics were covered:

  • Managerial Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Performance Measures
  • Negotiations
  • Strategic Planning

You can find more information including speakers here.

AALL2go Pick of the Month–Surveys: When to Use Them and Why

In the webinar Surveys: When to Use Them and Why, Debbie Ginsberg, Educational Technology Librarian at Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, shares insights and best practices regarding creating and distributing surveys. She proposes the following steps for seeing a survey through from its creation to its distribution and review: plan, draft, test edit, distribute, analyze, and report. Also helpful is her evaluation of three popular survey tools: Qualtrics, Survey Monkey, and Google Forms.

Find this and many more archived continuing education programs on AALLNET.