In August, CALL leadership visited the offices of Representative Mike Quigley to award him Legislator of the Year on the basis of his “outstanding leadership and commitment to open access to government information.” Rep. Quigley has represented the 5th Congressional District of Illinois since August, 2009 and is well known for his commitment to open government. Continue reading CALL Awards Representative Mike Quigley Legislator of the Year
The election for officers and directors for CALL’s 2017-2018 year will be held from February 15 to March 15. More information will come to your email closer to the election date. In the meantime, pictures and statements of the candidates may be found here (login required). Additional nominations may be submitted in accordance with Article IX, Section 3 of Association Bylaws by January 1, 2017.
Margaret Schilt, Chair
Nominations & Elections Committee
The Chicago Association of Law Libraries (CALL) grants the following awards each year in recognition of its members’ achievements:
- The Agnes and Harvey Reid Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Librarianship (established in 1982) – presented annually at the May business meeting for outstanding service to the chapter during the previous year or for contribution to law librarianship.
- Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Law Librarianship Award (established in 1993) – presented annually at the May business meeting for outstanding lifetime achievement in law librarianship.
- Outstanding In-House Publication Award (established in 1993) – 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.
Trezlen Drake Awarded a Grant
Congratulations to Trezlen Drake for receiving a grant to attend the Association of College and Research Libraries Conference. We look forward to hearing about the latest developments and innovative ways to teach law students and lawyers. Continue reading Committee News: Grants & Awards
For this issue’s Leadership Library, I would like to recommend listening to a segment on The New Yorker Radio Hour dedicated to a unique book on leadership. Elizabeth Samet edited an anthology of readings on leadership. The anthology has an unusual range of authors (from Zadie Smith to Machiavelli), and that is because Samet is an unusual source of learning on leadership. Continue reading Leadership Library
In early April, I had the privilege of attending the American Association of Law Libraries’ Leadership Academy. The most profound and interesting takeaway from the conference was the idea that we can all be leaders, even if we are not the boss.
The 2015-2016 Archives Committee was Therese Clarke Arado and Annie Mentkowski (co-chairs) and Sharon Nelson. Continue reading Archives Committee 2016 Annual Report
The 2015-2016 CALL Bulletin Committee was Lyonette Louis-Jacques, Lindsey Carpino, and Scott Vanderlin (co-editors), EmilyBarney, Debbie Ginsberg, Juanita Harrell, Philip Johnson, Annie Mentkowski (Bulletin Historian), Jill Meyer, Clanitra Stewart Nejdl, Stacia Stein, LeighAnne Thompson, and Donna Tuke. Continue reading Bulletin Committee 2016 Annual Report
The 2015-2016 Community Service Committee was Lucy Robbins and Julie Swanson (co-charis), Joanne Kiley, Jennifer Lubejko, Susan Retzer, Jamie Stewart, and Simone Srinivasan. Continue reading Community Service Committee 2016 Annual Report
The 2015-2016 Corporate Memory Committee was Betty Roeske (chair), Frank Drake, Judy Gaskell, Diana Koppang, Christine Morong, and Susan Siebers. Continue reading Corporate Memory Committee 2016 Annual Report