In case you missed it, this year’s AALL Annual Meeting & Conference took place in Philadelphia from July 18 – July 21. As promised, our correspondents were on location in Philadelphia to represent CALL and to report back to our members who were not able to make it to the conference this year.
This supplement to the 2015 Summer Issue of the CALL Bulletin serves to highlight Philadelphia, the conference itself, and the achievements and activities of our members on a national stage. As always, CALL was well-represented at the annual meeting, with presentations, awards, and a wealth of new friends to show for it!
It’s never too early to start planning for the next AALL conference. In case you haven’t heard (but of course you have), it’s in Chicago in 2016. We’re very excited to host the meeting in our home town! “Make it New, Create the Future” is the title: a rallying cry of Chicago leaders following the great fire of 1871 and early modernist artists (represented by the Chicago Picasso sculpture logo).
Got ideas for programs you’d like to see? A call for proposals will go out in September, which will be due sometime in October. You’ll see more information on the CALL listserv and blog.
Is there something in Chicago that visiting law librarians shouldn’t miss? Our Local Arrangements Committee, chaired by Maribel Nash and Megan Butman, are busy planning great activities for the conference and you can contact them with ideas.
There’s nothing like relaxing at the end of a long day of committee meetings and educational programs. CALL members took full advantage of the many after hours activities at AALL, from receptions to tours to parties of all kinds. Continue reading After Hours at AALL→
You can still catch the great programs put on at the 2015 AALL Annual Meeting by CALL members and other speakers. AALL2Go is a great resource if you weren’t able to attend (or if you were here in Philly but too busy to get to an interesting session).
As part of our ongoing coverage of the AALL Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, CALL members have been conducting brief interviews with each other and with non-CALL members to get a sense of how the conference is going and what some of the best programs have been so far. Here are some of the responses we have received.
Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Librarian Northwestern Law School Pritzker Legal Research Center
What is the best program or event that you have attended at this year’s conference?
As most of our members know, our chapter was awarded two separate AALL Awards at this year’s annual meeting. These awards were for Best Use of Technology and Best Newsletter within the “Excellence in Marketing” category. Here we are, front and center, for all of AALL to marvel at:
We’re looking for restaurant reviews! Have you been eating out in Philadelphia? Do you have a favorite from a previous visit you can’t wait to try again? Help us expand this post throughout the conference!
If you’re at the AALL Conference in Philadelphia this week and want to get out of the convention center and explore, taking the self-guided tour (pdf) of the Philadelphia Mural Walk through “The Mural Mile” can be a great option.
Interactive Mural Walk
Not here? This tour includes interviews available via phone or download as “podcast” mp3s – I’ve included the phone numbers with images of each artwork below so you can follow along from any location.