Category Archives: Summer 2021

CALL Continuing Education Committee 2020-2021 Annual Report

Todd Hillmer and Debbie Ginsberg, Continuing Education Committee Co-chairs

The Continuing Education Committee had a very successful year.  We sponsored or co-sponsored 5 successful presentations with another tentatively scheduled for the end of this month.  Due to COVID restrictions, all of these were webinars: Continue reading CALL Continuing Education Committee 2020-2021 Annual Report

CALL Government Relations Committee 2020-2021 Annual Report

Chair: Sarah Reis

 Members: Eugene Giudice, Sally Holterhoff, Joe Mitzenmacher, Mary Ellen Murphy, Sarah Walangitan

 Board Liaison: Mandy Lee

Committee Charge:

 Government Relations Committee keeps apprised of government activity pertaining to libraries and information policy by staying informed of the work of the AALL Government Relations Committee and the Government Relations Office. Shares updates with the CALL community and promotes equitable access to justice and access to information. Advocates policy interests and views of CALL on issues affecting law libraries and legal information professionals in the Chicago area, Illinois, and neighboring states. Continue reading CALL Government Relations Committee 2020-2021 Annual Report

CALL Grants and Chapter Awards Committee 2020-2021 Annual Report

Committee members: Jessie LeMar (chair), Jesse Bowman,  Shari Duff, Lyonette Louis-Jacques, and Jamie Stewart.

This year’s Grants and Chapter Awards Committee was charged with selecting grant recipients based on established criteria for CALL members to attend professional meetings and selecting recipients for the chapter awards based on nominations from CALL colleagues. Continue reading CALL Grants and Chapter Awards Committee 2020-2021 Annual Report

CALL Nominations and Elections Committee 2020-2021 Annual Report

Chair: Joe Mitzenmacher
Members: Eugene Giudice, Todd Ito, Julie Melvin

The Nominations and Elections Committee met virtually in August to begin the process of seeking nominations for candidates to run for the three open positions on the 2021-2022 CALL Executive Board: Director, Secretary, and Vice-President/President-Elect. Recommendations were solicited over the CALL listserv and during the announcements portion of the September business meeting and then discussed among the committee members during virtual meetings. As was the case with last year’s election, the committee was behind the schedule set forth in the CALL Elections Checklist with our call for nominees, but in the end the committee was able to set up and complete the election in a timely manner. Continue reading CALL Nominations and Elections Committee 2020-2021 Annual Report

CALL Placement and Recruitment Committee 2020-2021 Annual Report

The 2020-2021 CALL Placement & Recruitment Committee (“committee”) was comprised of Julie Pabarja (Chair), Valerie Kropf and Sean Rebstock.  Megan Butman was the Board Liaison.

The committee started the year by reviewing and suggesting edits to the committee charge, the job posting form and the job placement terms & conditions found on the CALL website.  The committee also discussed the initiatives in the CALL Strategic Plan assigned to this committee to handle. Continue reading CALL Placement and Recruitment Committee 2020-2021 Annual Report

CALL Mentorship and Leadership Development Committee 2020-2021 Annual Report

Sarah Andeen June 2021

Committee members included Sarah Andeen (chair), Brandy Ellis, Caroline Hersch, Sally Holterhoff, Heidi Kuehl, and Lyonette Louis-Jacques.

With the pandemic the 2020-2021 year was a bit odd, but we did hold an event that was very successful. Continue reading CALL Mentorship and Leadership Development Committee 2020-2021 Annual Report

CALL Meetings Committee 2020-2021 Annual Report

Carrie Port – Co-Chair
Eugene Giudice – Co-Chair
Mike McMillan – committee member
Jill Meyer – committee member

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic precluded any in-person events.  The meetings committee, realizing the necessity to keep the librarian community connected, was able to put on a number of virtual events.  The events that the committee planned this year were as follows:

Virtual Quarterly Meetings

September 2020 Business Meeting – 71 attendees
November 2020 Business Meeting – 60 attendees
February 2021 Business Meeting – 63 attendees
May 2021 Business Meeting – 72 attendees

 Virtual Events

CALL Trivia Night December 17, 2021– 10 teams with 2 to 5 players

Book Club – January 28, 2021

Pritzker Military Museum & Library Virtual Tour March 18, 2021- 19 attendees

 Online Happy Hours

Thursday, June 18, 2020
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Thursday, October 22, 2020 (Lunch)

In addition to these events, the Meetings Committee worked on updating its committee charge to reflect the board’s directive to have all committee charges reflect an acknowledgement of the diversity and inclusion needs of the Chicago law librarian community.

The committee encourages the board to appoint newer members and members from diverse communities to the committee because it is the committee’s opinion that working the meetings committee, especially the registration table is an effective way to build one’s network.

With regard to planning for 2021 – 2022 meetings, the committee encourages future Meetings Committees to continue schedule happy hours and other off-meeting opportunities for networking and staying connected between meetings.