Category Archives: 2020 Issues

Letter from the Editors

Welcome to the Year-in-Review issue of the Bulletin.  Inside you will find all of the reports from every committee in CALL, so be sure to check in on what each committee achieved this last year.  Speaking of achievement, please take a minute to read up on all of our wonderful CALL award winners, and be sure to send your congratulations if you have not. But this issue is not all looking back.  New President Lindsey Carpino provides her first message to the CALL members, and we, the CALL Bulletin committee, introduce ourselves for the upcoming year.  Please be sure to send any article ideas to anyone on the committee.  Take care, and all the best!

President’s Message

Hi CALL Members,

As I write my first President’s letter, the whole world has changed since our last business meeting in February. While we have been sheltering in place for the last few months, some of us may have discovered a few hidden talents we may never know we had. I hope we can all share our newly discovered talents with each other. We have had to rethink how we look at the world and perform route tasks such as buying groceries. With this change has come a call for creativity and collaboration. Future CALL members might look back at this issue and see what it was like to live through an pandemic. Let’s show future CALL members how resilient we are! Continue reading President’s Message

CALL Executive Board Meeting Minutes – April 2020

Tuesday April 14, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.; Conference Call

Board Members Present: Jessie LeMar, Jesse Bowman, Lindsey Carpino, Joe Mitzenmacher, Megan Butman, and Philip Johnson

Board Members Absent: Julie Swanson

Significant Actions: The board voted to cancel the May business meeting in light of the ongoing pandemic.

Guests: Incoming board members Tom Keefe, Mandy Lee, and Jamie Sommer

Treasurer’s Report (Section IV)

  • Harris Bank Balance as of April 13, 2020: $13,223.81
  • Net income as of April 13, 2020 – ($738.12)
  • Membership numbers to date – 212

CALL Executive Board Meeting Minutes – May 2020

Tuesday May 12, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.; Conference Call

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

Board Members Absent: None

Significant Actions: The board decided that the membership renewal deadline should be extended to June 30 in light of current health and financial circumstances.

Guests: Incoming board members Tom Keefe, Mandy Lee, and Jamie Sommer

Treasurer’s Report (Section IV)

  • Harris Bank Balance as of April 13, 2020: $13,113.81
  • Net income as of April 13, 2020 – ($110.00)
  • Membership numbers to date – 212

The Agnes and Harvey Reid Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Librarianship

The Agnes and Harvey Reid Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Librarianship is presented annually to librarians who have provided outstanding service to the chapter during the previous year or for contribution to law librarianship.

The 2020 Winner is Diana Koppang.  Please learn more about Diana and help us wish her a well deserved congratulations! Continue reading The Agnes and Harvey Reid Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Librarianship

The Agnes and Harvey Reid Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Librarianship

The Agnes and Harvey Reid Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Librarianship is presented annually to librarians who have provided outstanding service to the chapter during the previous year or for contribution to law librarianship.

The 2020 Winner is Clare Gaynor Willis.  Please learn more about Clare and help us wish her a well deserved congratulations! Continue reading The Agnes and Harvey Reid Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Librarianship

Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Law Librarianship

The Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Law Librarianship Award is presented annually to a librarian for an outstanding lifetime achievement in law librarianship.

The 2020 Winner is Kathleen Powers Goodridge recently retired from the Library of the United States Courts of the Seventh Circuit.  Find out more about Kathleen and help us wish her a well deserved congratulations on her award, and her retirement!

Continue reading Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Law Librarianship

Award for Outstanding In-House Publication

The Outstanding In-House Publication Award is given to an individual or group who created in-house library materials (print or online) that are user and staff oriented, are relevant for law libraries, and are outstanding in quality.

The 2020 Winner is Jesse Bowman for the Pritzker Legal Research Center’s Amazon Alexa Skill.  Find out more about Jesse and his award winning publication, and help us wish Jesse a well deserved congratulations! Continue reading Award for Outstanding In-House Publication

CALL Archives Committee 2019-2020 Annual Report

The 2019-2020 CALL Archives Committee was comprised of Committee co-chairs Brittany Adams and Lucy Robbins, as well as Committee members, Patricia Scott, Jill Meyer and Matt Timko.  Joe Mitzenmacher served as board liaison.

The CALL archives were moved back to the city from Northern Illinois University to Loyola University Chicago.  The main effort this year was to get the new archives set up at Loyola and to make a plan to digitize the files.  The CALL board authorized the committee to purchase file cabinets to house the archives, but with the disruption of the year due to COVID-19, we were not yet able to do so.  During the 2020-2021 year, we plan to continue to set up the archives and begin the digitization process using the CALL hard drive and/or CALL Google account.