Category Archives: 2017 Issues

From the Editors

This issue of the CALL Bulletin commemorates CALL’s 70th anniversary. CALL was formed in February 1947 and became an AALL chapter that June. Pieces in this issue are both retrospective and prospective.

A letter of congratulations from AALL President Ronald Wheeler kicks us off, then we have a piece in which six past presidents offer thoughts and reflections on CALL. Sharon Nelson chronicles the history of the CALL website, Matt Timko proposes three ways for academic libraries to maintain relevance, and there’s a piece about the development of the reading room at D’Angelo Law Library on the cusp of the digital revolution in legal research. Continue reading From the Editors

President’s Letter

At the May CALL business meeting, we officially celebrated the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Chicago Association of Law Libraries, and it was wonderful to see so many members come out, from those who were attending their first CALL meeting to those who have been members for decades. Thank you to the Meetings Committee and the 70th anniversary planning committee for making it such a special and enjoyable experience. We continue that celebration of the 70th anniversary with many of the articles in this issue of the CALL Bulletin. Continue reading President’s Letter

CALL Executive Board Meeting Minutes – March 2017

Complete, up-to-date CALL Board meeting minutes are available on the CALL website.

AALL Headquarters, 105 W. Adams St., Suite 3300

  • March 14, 2017 9:00 a.m.

Board Members Present

  • Todd Ito
  • Clare Willis
  • Julie Pabarja
  • Konya Lafferty Moss
  • Diana Koppang
  • Lindsey Carpino (via phone)

Board Members Absent

  • Tom Gaylord

Guests: None

Summary

Treasurer’s Report (Section IV):

  1. Harris Bank Balance as of February 28, 2017: $29,629.28
  2. Net Income as of February 28, 2017: $1,172.08
  3. Membership Numbers as of February 28, 2017: 279 (1 renewal; 1 new member)

Significant Actions

  • None

CALL Executive Board Meeting Minutes – April 2017

Complete, up-to-date CALL Board meeting minutes are available on the CALL website.

AALL Headquarters, 105 W. Adams St., Suite 3300

  • April 11, 2017 9:00 a.m.

Board Members Present

  • Todd Ito
  • Clare Willis
  • Julie Pabarja
  • Konya Lafferty Moss
  • Lindsey Carpino
  • Diana Koppang
  • Tom Gaylord

Board Members Absent: None

Guests: None

Summary

Treasurer’s Report (Section IV):

  1. Harris Bank Balance as of March 31, 2017: $25,765.84
  2. Net Income as of March 31, 2017: ($3,703.67)
  3. Membership Numbers as of March 31, 2017: 284 (3 renewals; 4 new members)

Significant Actions

  • None

CALL Executive Board Meeting Minutes – May 2017

Complete, up-to-date CALL Board meeting minutes are available on the CALL website.

AALL Headquarters, 105 W. Adams St., Suite 3300

  • May 9, 2017 9:00 a.m.

Board Members Present

  • Todd Ito
  • Clare Willis
  • Julie Pabarja
  • Konya Lafferty Moss
  • Lindsey Carpino
  • Diana Koppang
  • Tom Gaylord

Board Members Absent

  • None

Guests:

  • Annie Mentkowski (in-coming Board Secretary)
  • Joe Mitzenmacher (in-coming Board Vice President/President-Elect)
  • Scott Vanderlin (in-coming Board Director)

Summary

Treasurer’s Report (Section IV):

  1. Harris Bank Balance as of April 30, 2017: $26,368.07
  2. Net Income as of April 30, 2017: $1,039.03
  3. Membership Numbers as of April 30, 2017: 285 (1 renewal; 0 new members)

Significant Actions

  • None

November 2016 Business Meeting Round-Up

CALL held its second business meeting of the 2016-17 year at Rock Bottom Brewery, 1 West Grand Avenue, on November 17, 2016. There were 100 registered attendees. President Todd Ito called the meeting to order at noon and welcomed new CALL members:

  • Clare Carlson (Locke Lord)
  • Jenna Case (Latham & Watkins)
  • Edison Ellenberger (Jones Day)
  • Laurie Holmes (Locke Lord)

Continue reading November 2016 Business Meeting Round-Up

February 2017 Business Meeting Round-Up

CALL held its third business meeting of the 2016-17 year at Wildfire, 159 West Erie Street, on Thursday, February 16, 2017.

Meeting Sponsor

Vice president Clare Willis introduced the meeting sponsor, Vable. As a representative from Vable was unable to attend at the last minute, they provided a video. Vable is a U.K. company with a growing presence in the U.S. and Canada. Vable, formerly known as Linex, is a current awareness platform that enables you to automate the monitoring, gathering, indexing and sharing of information from public and subscription news sources. Continue reading February 2017 Business Meeting Round-Up

A Message from AALL President Ronald Wheeler

On behalf of the Executive Board of the American Association of Law Libraries and all of our members, I am pleased to send congratulations to the Chicago Association of Law Libraries (CALL) as you celebrate your 70th anniversary as an AALL Chapter this year.

Since becoming a chapter in June 1947, CALL has played an important role for its members and for the legal community. CALL has provided educational and networking opportunities for law librarians and has fostered a spirit of professional cooperation and service. From the beginning and throughout its history, CALL has had strong ties to AALL. The many contributions of CALL members to AALL as volunteers and leaders on the national level have been a tremendous benefit to the law library profession. Thank you for your strong history of service and leadership; it is highly valued and greatly appreciated. Continue reading A Message from AALL President Ronald Wheeler

Looking Back on the CALL Website

It may be hard to believe, but CALL has had a website for over 20 years. In honor of CALL’s 70th anniversary here are a few notable events in the evolution of CALL’s web presence, drawn from the CALL Bulletin and minutes of the CALL executive board.  Thanks to the Internet Archive, we even have a few screenshots of what earlier pages looked like. I hope you will enjoy this look back at how the CALL website evolved. Continue reading Looking Back on the CALL Website