Category Archives: 2019 Issues

President’s Letter

Dear Colleagues,

It seems like just last week we were kicking off the new year with our first meeting at Wildfire, and here we are, already lacing up our boots and digging out our mittens to head out to Ditka’s for the November Business Meeting.

Winter is officially upon us. While many of us wish for the return of sunshine and warmth, winter can be a great time to dig into those projects we tend to put aside in the frantic summer and fall months’ influx of new students and new associates.

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From the Editors

Welcome to this rather short, but very important Fall 2019 issue of the CALL Bulletin.  Inside you will find the regular business information of CALL, including a recap of the September 2019 Business Meeting as well as the complete slate of candidates for the 2020 CALL Board.

Anne Hudson, recipient of a CALL grant, reviews the 2019 AALL meeting, and with it fond memories of summer.  Additionally, Matt Timko provides musings on “maintaining” a work-life balance.

Fall is the perfect time to get cozy and comfortable with the CALL Bulletin, so enjoy!

CALL Executive Board Meeting Minutes – May 2019

AALL Headquarters,
105 W. Adams St., Suite 3300 (enter on Clark St.)
May 7, 2019 9:00 a.m.

Board Members Present: Joe Mitzenmacher, Jessie LeMar, Clare Willis, Julie Swanson, and Annie Mentkowski

 Board Members Absent: Scott Vanderlin and Jesse Bowman

 Significant Actions: The Board approved the strategic plan submitted by Strategic Planning Chair Jean Wenger.

Guests: In-coming Board members Lindsey Carpino, Megan Butman, and Philip Johnson; Strategic Plan Chair Jean Wenger; and Scott Burgh

 Treasurer’s Report (Section IV):

  1. Harris Bank Balance as of May 6, 2019: $8,524.80
  2. Net Income as of May 6, 2019: $0
  3. Membership numbers as of May 6, 2019, 2019: 242

UELMA Update: An Interview with Jacob Jost, Illinois Supreme Court Reporter of Decisions

Five years ago, the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA) was signed into Illinois law. Our state was the 11th one to enact this uniform law; at this point it has been enacted in 21 states (Texas, most recently) plus the District of Columbia.

Starting in 2016, the official online versions of Illinois Supreme and Appellate Court opinions have been affixed with a digital signature. These signatures are administered by the Reporter of Decisions and certify that the opinion is a true copy of the official opinion.

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Chapman & Cutler wins In-House Publication Award

The winner of this year’s award for outstanding in-house publication is the Chapman & Cutler Research Services team.  

They used a graphic of a book flipping open into a computer that was created by the firm’s marketing department and adapted it to make promotional logos for their events and newsletters.  They made attractive, professional-looking signs.

The Grants and Awards committee was especially impressed with their big Bingo card. Attorneys could complete some of the basic research and library tasks on the card to try to earn Bingo. Continue reading Chapman & Cutler wins In-House Publication Award

CALL Executive Board Meeting Minutes – September 2019

September 10, 2019 9:00 a.m.

Board Members Present: Jessie LeMar, Lindsey Carpino (phone), Joe Mitzenmacher, Julie Swanson, Jessie Bowman, Megan Butman, and Philip Johnson

Board Members Absent: None

Significant Actions: None

Guests: Meetings co-chairs Eugene Giudice and Carrie Port (phone), and Membership chair Todd Ito (phone)

Treasurer’s Report (Section IV):

  1. Harris Bank Balance as of September 9, 2019: $14,288.20
  2. Net income as of September 9, 2019: $429.27
  3. Membership numbers to date – 210. Renewals continue to come in.

Keith Ann Stiverson Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Keith Ann Stiverson with 2019 CALL Lifetime Achievement Award
Keith Ann Stiverson receives 2019 CALL Lifetime Achievement Award

The Chicago Association of Law Libraries honors Keith Ann Stiversion with the 2019 Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Law Librarianship Award.

When Keith Ann retired in 2018, it marked the end of a decades-long career that spanned roles, geography, and countless revolutions in the way information is distributed.  

Through it all, Keith has remained, as the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin once described her, in a turn of phrase that made all of us cringe, “One librarian who doesn’t keep quiet.”  We are all fortunate that she didn’t keep quiet, and we should now raise our own voices to thank her for that service. Continue reading Keith Ann Stiverson Receives Lifetime Achievement Award