We hope you’re staying cool over the last month of hot and humid temperatures. One thing that is always cool: the summer Bulletin, chalk full of reports from your fellow members on the great committee work and programs that have been going on. Continue reading From the Editors→
The CALL Grants and Awards Committee graciously provided me with a Grant to enroll in the AALL Introduction to Law Libraries virtual course. The course was self-paced which created flexibility in my scheduling; while I received the grant in March, I was able to take and complete the course in June after the semester and grading had ended. Additionally, the course itself was only one hour long allowing me to complete it gradually over the course of a full day, rather than being required to sit during a one hour slot. This flexibility was wonderful and allowed me to focus on work while also completing the course. Continue reading Grantee Report: AALL Introduction to Law Library Budgets Course→
Thanks to a generous grant from CALL, I was able to attend the virtual AALL Management Institute in March 2021 The Management Institute is a two-day immersion which ambitiously aims to prepare “managers to thrive in uncertainty, confidently navigate conflict, and build commitment to strategic goals.” Continue reading Grantee Report: AALL Management Institute→
The CALL Bulletin has published three of the four 2020-21 issues up to the writing of this report (Issues 257-259) with the Summer issue to be published in the in late August 2021. The committee included Emily Barney (co-editor), Emily Byrne (co-editor), Matt Timko (co-editor), Debbie Ginsberg and Sarah Walangitan.
The 2020-2021 CALL BYLAWS Committee was comprised of: Committee Chair Annie Mentkowski and members Jamie Stewart and Brandy Ellis.
The Bylaws Committee updated the committee charge and the committee description. It also reviewed the CALL Bylaws to ensure that they continued to align with the AALL Bylaws. In addition, the Committee also worked with the Archives Committee to bring the policy log up-to-date.
Members: Eugene Giudice, Sally Holterhoff, Joe Mitzenmacher, Mary Ellen Murphy, Sarah Walangitan
Board Liaison: Mandy Lee
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→