Category Archives: Summer 2019

CALL Bulletin Committee 2018-2019 Annual Report

The CALL Bulletin has published 3 of the four 2018-2019 issues up to the writing of this report (Issues 249-251) with the Summer issue (252) to be published in September 2019.  The committee for the most of the year included Emily Barney (co-editor), Clanitra Stewart Nejdl (co-editor), Matt Timko (co-editor), Emily Byrne, Annie Danberg, Debbie Ginsberg, Philip Johnson, and Sarah Reis.  On May 2, 2019 Clanitra Stewart Nejdl took a position at Vanderbilt University, leaving the third co-editor position vacant for the remainder of 2018-2019. Continue reading CALL Bulletin Committee 2018-2019 Annual Report

President’s Letter

Hello CALL members!

It seems like we were just at the May Business Meeting, but we blinked and here we are in September already! For CALL and the legal community, September is always a period of new starts — new students, new attorneys, new committees, and me, the new President of CALL! As we start what I hope will be another great year at CALL, I want to take time to thank all the members who stepped up to the siren song of committee work. We have a great roster of Committee Chairs and new committee members. As always, we are an organization of volunteers, and I greatly appreciate the many hours our members dedicate to create the educational programming, social events, networking, and service that define our organization. To our new(er) members who want to be involved and don’t know where to start, there’s still time to join a committee or reach out for a mentor. Drop me a line, I’m happy to chat! Continue reading President’s Letter

Julie Pabarja Receives Agnes and Harvey Reid Award

The Chicago Association of Law Libraries honors Julie Pabarja with the  2019 Agnes and Harvey Reid Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Librarianship.

This year, CALL gives our award for outstanding contribution to law librarianship to Julie Pabarja.  We are recognizing her dedication and the passion she exudes for the profession, as well as the organization. Julie is always willing to go the extra mile for CALL. Continue reading Julie Pabarja Receives Agnes and Harvey Reid Award

CALL Community Service Committee 2018-2019 Annual Report

Co-Chairs: Patricia Scott & Jamie Sommer

Members: Anne Danberg, Claire Toomey Durkin, Valerie Kropf, Nan Norton, Jamie Stewart

Board Liaison: Scott Vanderlin

Our Committee met virtually, via email, throughout the year to suggest, investigate, and choose Chicago-based organizations to highlight and collect donations for at our business meetings.  Different Committee members (noted below) took lead responsibility for organizing each meeting’s collections.  The following items and money were collected for the listed organizations at the CALL business meetings: Continue reading CALL Community Service Committee 2018-2019 Annual Report

CALL Meetings Committee 2018-2019 Annual Report

Committee members were Todd Hillmer (co-chair), Tami Carson (co-chair 2018), Carrie Port (co-chair 2019), Sheri Lewis and Keely Ward. Jessie LeMar was the board liaison.

Business Meetings

The Meetings committee planned four business meetings for the 2018-19 year. Dates, locations, number of registrants for each business meeting are shown in the table below. Continue reading CALL Meetings Committee 2018-2019 Annual Report

CALL Continuing Education Committee 2018-2019 Annual Report

We would like to thank the committee members including Lisa Winkler, Bob Winger, Virginia Brown, Simone Srinivan, Emily Byrne, Susan Seibert, Debbie Ginsberg, for their commitment and hard work helping us put together good education programs this year.

The Continuing Education Committee had a very successful year.  We sponsored or co-sponsored six successful presentations: Continue reading CALL Continuing Education Committee 2018-2019 Annual Report

CALL Corporate Memory Committee 2018-2019 Annual Report

The committee members who assisted in the 2018-2019 review of minutes and policy log changes were: Judy Gaskell, Betty Roeske, Susan Siebers, and Robert Winger. Annie Mentkowski assisted tremendously through her work as CALL Secretary while compiling the minutes and communicating changes to the Board. Continue reading CALL Corporate Memory Committee 2018-2019 Annual Report

CALL Membership Committee 2018-2019 Annual Report

During the 2018-2019 year the Membership Committee published updates to the CALL Membership Directory in September 2018, November 2018, and December 2018.

Over this year the Membership Committee also assisted with updating the CALL Listserv email list and updated member information in Wild Apricot.

As per the 2019 Bylaws Amendment, the Committee removed the Associate member category from Wild Apricot prior to the start of the 2019-20 membership renewal period.