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.
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 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:
CALL held its third business meeting of the 2016-17 year at Wildfire, 159 West Erie Street, on Thursday, February 16, 2017.
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→
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→
For this 70th anniversary issue, we thought it would be a treat to gather reflections from past CALL presidents. Below are a collection of responses to a variety of questions about CALL and law librarianship generally. Many thanks to Judy Gaskell, Sally Holterhoff, Heidi Kuehl, Sheri Lewis, Maribel Nash, and Betty Roeske for sharing their thoughts with us. Continue reading Past Presidents Look Back→
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→
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