Category Archives: 2020 Issues

Letter from the Editors

Welcome to the Fall issue of the CALL Bulletin with a special feature exploring how many of the CALL Institutional libraries have handled the pandemic. You will hear from academic, law firm, and government libraries on the different pitfalls they have faced and how they have adapted to continue providing services to their patrons.

As always we have all of your favorite columns: President Lindsey Carpino highlights the ongoing work of CALL committees and members; we official meet Ariel Scotese as a new member of CALL; summaries of the September and November CALL Business meetings and the Executive Board Meeting minutes for your review. We also have a new section on member news highlighting the accomplishments of our members, and introduce the Executive Board candidates for 2021-2022. Enjoy and have a wonderful holiday season!

President’s Message

CALL Members,

As we gathered around the Thanksgiving table this year, whatever that “virtual table” may have looked like this year. I am sure we all thought about what we are thankful for even through this challenging year. Maybe it was food on the table, a warm home or virtual family time. I am thankful that CALL continues to be resilient in the times of change. Who would have guessed last year that we would issue a Bulletin around best pandemic practices? This issue also features our new member profile and member news section. Happy reading! Continue reading President’s Message

CALL Executive Board Meeting Minutes – June 2020

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 9:00 a.m.

Board Members Present: Lindsey Carpino, Jamie Sommer, Tom Keefe, Megan Butman, Mandy Lee, Jessie LeMar, and Philip Johnson

Board Members Absent: None

Significant Actions:  None

Guests: None

Treasurer’s Report (Section IV)

  • The financial report is pending Tom getting final information from previous treasurer Julie Swanson.
  • Membership numbers to date – These are pending the extended renewal deadline of June 30

CALL Executive Board Meeting Minutes – August 2020

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 8:30 a.m.

Board Members Present: Lindsey Carpino, Jamie Sommer, Tom Keefe, Megan Butman, Mandy Lee, Jessie LeMar, and Philip Johnson

Board Members Absent: None

Significant Actions: None

Guests: None

Treasurer’s Report (Section IV)

  • The financial report is pending an in-person meeting at the bank to transfer account information to Tom.
  • Membership numbers to date – These are pending the collection of renewal checks and cleaning up deferred renewals, i.e. those paid for by check, in Neon.

 

CALL Executive Board Meeting Minutes – September 2020

Tuesday, September 8, 2020; 8:30 a.m.

Board Members Present: Lindsey Carpino, Jamie Sommer, Tom Keefe, Megan Butman, Mandy Lee, Jessie LeMar, and Philip Johnson

Board Members Absent: None

Significant Actions: None

Guests: Eugene Giudice and Carrie Port (Meetings Committee)

Treasurer’s Report (Section IV)

  • Tom is a signer on the account now and was able to visit the PO box to pick up renewal checks.
    • BMO Checking: $16,906
    • BMO Savings: $20,820
  • Membership numbers to date – Reconciling membership numbers in Neon should be done soon.

CALL Executive Board Meeting Minutes – October 2020

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:30 a.m.

Board Members Present: Lindsey Carpino, Jamie Sommer, Tom Keefe, Megan Butman, Mandy Lee, Jessie LeMar, and Philip Johnson

Board Members Absent: None

Significant Actions: None

Guests: Clare Willis (Membership Committee), Jesse Bowman (Community Service Committee), Todd Hillmer & Debbie Ginsberg (Continuing Education Committee)

Treasurer’s Report (Section IV)

  • We have about $4,000 more in the checking account than this time last year.
  • Membership numbers to date – We currently have 152 paid members and 20 deferred members.

2020-21 Budget – Lindsey, Tom, and Jamie met in September to discuss the budget, which they based on last year’s and projections for this year. The budget was unanimously approved.

September Business Meeting – Grace Pai, Director of Advancing Justice–Chicago

Our September Business Meeting was attended by about 70 CALL members. President Lindsey Carpino opened the meeting by thanking outgoing board members (Jessie LeMar, who is now Past President, Joe Mitzenmacher, and Jesse Bowman) and welcoming the board members that joined in May (Vice President/President-Elect Jamie Sommer, Treasurer Tom Keefe, and Director Mandy Lee). Lindsey noted that we’re maintaining our usual schedule as best as possible, including virtual Business Meetings, calls for grants and awards, and continuing education events. Virtual happy hours have been popular and will continue. Further, we will ramp up diversity and inclusion efforts this year. Continue reading September Business Meeting – Grace Pai, Director of Advancing Justice–Chicago

November Business Meeting – David Schwartz and Adam Pah from SCALES-OKN

November 19, 2020 Business Meeting at 12:00 p.m. via Zoom

Our November Business Meeting had 59 attendees. President Lindsey Carpino opened the meeting by welcoming new members and introducing our sponsor, Thomson Reuters. Blythe McCoy discussed the various COVID-19 and civil rights resources that Thomson Reuters has made available to researchers. She also discussed Thomson Reuter’s financial support to the city of Minneapolis and expanded opportunities for employees to volunteer in the community. Continue reading November Business Meeting – David Schwartz and Adam Pah from SCALES-OKN

2021-2022 Executive Board Candidates

The CALL Nominations and Elections Committee is pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the election of the Board of Directors for the 2021-2022 CALL year:

Vice President/President-Elect

                              

       Shari Berkowitz Duff                                                  Scott Vanderlin                                Jones Day                                                      University of Chicago

Secretary

                                                     

         Sarah Andeen                                                          Mike McMillan                         Chapman Cutler LLP                                  McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Director

                                          Patricia Scott

                  Carrie Port                                                               Patricia Scott              Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom           Loyola University Chicago

Thank you to committee members Eugene Giudice, Todd Ito, and Julie Melvin for their assistance in putting together the slate, and thank you to all of the members who submitted nominees.

The candidates will be introduced to the membership during the November Business Meeting today. More information about the election process and the candidates’ bios and statements will be made available soon.