Category Archives: 2017 Issues

CALL Bulletin Committee Annual Report

The 2016-17 Bulletin Committee consisted of co-editors Juanita Harrell, Philip Johnson, and Scott Vanderlin and committee members Emily Barney, Susan Berg, Tami Carson, Debbie Ginsberg, Annie Mentkowski, Stacia Stein, and Clanitra Stewart Nejdl. Our board liaison was Lindsey Carpino. After our November Business Meeting, Susan and Tami volunteered to join the committee in order to help with editing work.

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Continuing Education Committee Annual Report

During the 2016-2017 year, the CALL Continuing Education Committee, co-chaired by Carolyn Hersch and Jesse Bowman, organized and hosted two events, “Switching Library Settings: A CALL Continuing Education and Mentorship Collaboration” and “E-Discovery Webinar.”  Details of these events were as follows: Continue reading Continuing Education Committee Annual Report

Government Relations Committee Annual Report

Membership

Joe Mitzenmacher, Committee Chair
Eugene Giudice
Sally Holterhoff
Dave Rogers
Konya Lafferty, Board Liaison

Objectives

The main charge of the Committee is to monitor issues of interest to the law library community and report on those issues to the membership. The Committee’s projects for 2016-17 were to update CALL’s “Finding Illinois Law Guide,” to contribute to the CALL Bulletin by updating CALL members on state and federal legislative items of interest, to work with the Continuing Education Committee on a brown bag lunch or other educational session on government information, and to work with Congressman Quigley’s office on making CRS Reports more widely available. Continue reading Government Relations Committee Annual Report

Grants and Chapter Awards Committee Annual Report

The 2016-2017 Grants and Chapter Awards Committee was charged with selecting grant recipients based on established criteria for CALL members to attend professional meetings as well as selecting recipients of the chapter awards.

The Committee started the year by reviewing the CALL Grants Application for any ambiguity and modified the language in order to ensure the requirements were clear. Continue reading Grants and Chapter Awards Committee Annual Report

Membership Committee Annual Report

Chair: Therese Clarke Arado

As of May 2017, CALL had over 230 members. An exact number is not available as the renewal process for the new CALL year began and I had not pulled a report just prior.

The CALL Directory was produced once this year, in May.  Corrections/updates are made by the Membership Committee. Then, the update is posted by the Internet Committee on CALL’s website. Members are also able to look at directory information via Wild Apricot, however the PDF online provides additional information. The organization index will be added shortly.  Continue reading Membership Committee Annual Report

Nominations & Elections Committee Annual Report

The 2016-2017 Nominations & Elections Committee was Margaret Schilt, Chair, Sally Holterhoff, Stephanie Crawford, Robert Martin, Maribel Nash.

The 2016-2017 Nominations & Elections Committee solicited nominations and conducted the election of Vice President/President Elect, Secretary and one Director for the CALL Board of Directors for 2017-2018.  Continue reading Nominations & Elections Committee Annual Report

Placement and Recruitment Committee Annual Report

Co-Chairs: Gretchen Van Dam and Jessie LeMar

Committee Members: Anita Calderon, Valerie Kropf, Karl Pettitt, and Stacia Stein

The Committee held one in-person meeting and one teleconference meeting during 2016-2017.

This year, the Committee continued work on initiatives started during the previous year. One of the primary responsibilities of the Committee is the posting of new law library positions on both the CALL website and on various local library and law school job boards. To improve the postings, we worked with other committees to update the job posting submission form on the CALL website to include additional school job boards in the posting options.

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