Category Archives: 2018 Issues

CALL Community Service Committee Benefits the Greater Chicago Food Depository

As has become tradition with the CALL Community Service Committee, this February we collected donations to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository. At the February Business Meeting, we collected several grocery bags of food donations and $203 in cash donations. Combined with the generous donations made through our virtual food drive, CALL members gave a total of $576.58. Why such an usual total? The food bank’s Virtual Food Drive provided an opportunity for donors to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, protein, and dairy for the food depository to distribute through its large network of agency partners throughout the city. Donors were able to purchase items such as a case of canned tuna ($23.48), a case of 9 gallons of milk ($13.64), or 50 lbs. of carrots ($26.50). Continue reading CALL Community Service Committee Benefits the Greater Chicago Food Depository

Think You Can’t Be A Mentor? Think Again

Ever seen the CALL mentorship form and thought that would be interesting, I would love to talk shop with a newer member of the profession, but I am not nearly old/experienced/senior enough? They would not want me . . . plus I do not have a ton of time to spend working with someone. It is time to put those myths to rest.

Mentoring does not have to be a lifetime commitment. It is great if that is what happens, but even if all you do is talk to a newer member a few times on the phone, exchange e-mails, and maybe go out for coffee or a quick lunch a couple of times you have still provided a service and made a connection. Continue reading Think You Can’t Be A Mentor? Think Again

From the Editors

Our previous introduction mentioned the beginning of the real cold coming in, and now it seems the end is in sight (even though highs in the 30s seem to be lingering), and so we have for you the winter edition of the CALL Bulletin. This issue is slim, as if it’s coming out of hibernation, but it still packs a punch. Please enjoy Debbie Ginsberg’s piece on blockchain; Lindsey Carpino, Annie Mentkowski, and Clanitra Nejdl’s recap of their discussion on keeping up to date from last fall’s joint annual meeting; and a profile of new CALL member Anne Danberg.

Of course, this issue has the board meeting minutes, business meeting recaps, and other CALL business for your reference and perusal. Of note is this year’s slate of candidates for the Board of Directors.

On a Bulletin-related note, it is with sadness (for us) and excitement (for her) that we announce that Juanita Harrell is leaving CALL and the Bulletin Committee to return to work at the public library. She’s brought a lot of energy to the Bulletin, it’s been a pleasure working with her, and we wish her the absolute best.

Happy reading!

New Member Profile: Anne Danberg

New CALL member Anne Danberg was gracious enough to answer some questions for this profile. Please enjoy!

CALL Bulletin: Where did you grow up, and where else have you lived before coming to Chicago? Do you have a favorite among those places?

Anne Danberg: I grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. I went to college in Philadelphia and lived in NYC before coming back to the Midwest and to Chicago. I’ve always liked Chicago, in part because it has everything I like about a big city but with a Midwest feel to it. Continue reading New Member Profile: Anne Danberg