Category Archives: CALL Committees

September 2018 Business Meeting Roundup

CALL held its September Business Meeting on September 20th at Wildfire. Eighty-six members attended the meeting. We welcomed several new members: Molly Caballero from Locke Lord, Michael Hensler from Kirkland & Ellis, Anne Hudson from DePaul University College of Law, and Mary Ellen Murphy from the American Dental Association.

Sponsor

The sponsor of the meeting was Deal Point Data. Tom Quinn spoke on behalf of the company. Mr. Quinn said that the company’s purpose is to help corporate research. He discussed a tool to search and monitor charters and bylaws. Quinn emphasized that Deal Point Data is a small company and it does all of its research, product development, and customer support in the United States.

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Committee Roundup: Archives Come Back to Loyola

After 10 years at the Northern Illinois University (NIU) College of Law, the CALL archives have returned to the Chicago city limits. The archives—which include administrative records, publications, and photographs from CALL events over the years—will now return to the library at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

Making the round trip, the archives moved from Loyola in 2007 due to a lack of storage space.  The Archives Committee Chair at the time, Therese Clarke Arado, offered to house the archives at NIU, where they remained until September of this year.

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D’Angelo Law Library, University of Chicago – Metadata and Digital Resources Librarian

Position Description:

Metadata and Digital Resources Librarian

General Summary:

As part of the University of Chicago Library, the D’Angelo Law Library supports the educational and research needs of the University of Chicago Law School and the University of Chicago community. We are seeking a service-oriented and forward-thinking professional as the Metadata and Digital Resources Librarian who possesses the knowledge and experience for the position along with the skill, interest and vision to embrace new technologies and directions in D’Angelo Collection Services.

Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Head of Metadata Services, participates in different aspects of the department to support all facets of description and discovery of the library’s collections. Responsible for the creation of metadata in the library catalog, the library website, and through other discovery platforms. Responsible for creating access to the library’s digital resources by ensuring accurate URLs and enhanced discoverability of purchased and subscribed resources. Provides expertise and performs batch loading of vendor supplied records.

Manages projects that support the work of the Collection Services Department and the D’Angelo Law Library. Develops, maintains and enhances use of the library’s collections through digital projects including web exhibits. Adds content and metadata to the Law School institutional repository, Chicago Unbound. Creates reports from the library management system and provides information to support collection assessment.

Performs original cataloging and classification, including NACO authority work, in accordance with national standards and library-wide policies for materials in a variety of languages and formats including print and electronic, continuing and integrating resources, and monographs including rare books. Works as part of a collaborative team on metadata creation and projects across the Library system. Participates in the development and evaluation of Metadata Services section and D’Angelo policies and procedures. Serves as a resource for other library staff. Performs other duties as assigned. Participates on library-wide committees including groups working on new metadata standards and initiatives.

Required Qualifications:

MLS from an ALA-accredited library school; Prior work experience in an academic, research, or law library; Experience with metadata creation, including MARC formats; Experience with access and discoverability of continuing and integrating resources in both print and digital formats; Experience creating discovery using Library platforms and tools, such as web page creation and editing and LibGuides; Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills; Ability to work in a collaborative team environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with cataloging in OCLC including authority work; Experience with MarcEdit or other record manipulation software; Experience extracting content from structured data for analysis and report generation; Experience working with digital image software.

Successful project management experience; Familiarity with data modeling and database design/refactoring; Knowledge of at least one foreign western European language; Problem solving and leadership skills.

Additional Information or Requirements:

The Search Committee will evaluate candidates’ record and accomplishments in order to determine their ability to interact respectfully and effectively orally and in writing with diverse constituencies including faculty, students, colleagues, and community members; ability to work with library users individually and in groups; ability to perform complex problem solving and decision making; and the ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate and implement projects and a record of demonstrated commitment to professional development.

 

Preferred Qualifications: experience working in a departmental library is strongly preferred.

To Apply: Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and reference contact information. Applications must be submitted to https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu, requisition 03950, or via Quicklink: https://tinyurl.com/y8rh6rv7 Contact Kara Hastings, HR Generalist, khastings@uchicago.edu with questions. Review of applications will begin November 20, 2018. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

Salary and Benefits: Appointment salary based on qualifications and experience. Benefits include retirement plan, insurance, and paid time off.

Statement:

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.

Required Applicant Documents:

Cover Letter

Curriculum Vitae

Reference Contact Info

Posting Link:

https://tinyurl.com/y8rh6rv7

 

CALL Archives Committee 2017-2018 Annual Report

The 2017-2018 CALL Archives Committee was comprised of Committee co-chairs Patricia Sayre-McCoy and Clanitra Stewart Nejdl, as well as Committee members Brittany Adams and Matt Timko. This year, the Committee focused its efforts on determining the best path forward for the digitization of the CALL Archives. As part of this process, the Committee provided an updated inventory of the contents of the CALL Archives to the CALL Executive Board. Additionally, the Committee considered whether there are sufficient “in-house” resources to support the digitization of the Archives or whether the assistance of a third-party company would be needed. The Committee also continued work on a plan for the possible digitization of just the photos within the CALL archives.

At the 2017 MAALL, LLAW, MichALL, MALL, and CALL Joint Annual Meeting in October 2017, the CALL Archives was represented in a panel discussion entitled “Preserving Our Histories, Telling Our Stories: What’s in Your Chapter Archives?”. During this panel discussion, Committee Co-Chair Clanitra Stewart Nejdl shared information about the history, content, and policies of the CALL Archives. Throughout the year, materials were added to the CALL Archives as they were received from CALL members.

CALL Bulletin Committee 2017-2018 Annual Report

The 2017-18 Bulletin Committee started as co-editors Emily Barney, Juanita Harrell, and Philip Johnson and Committee members Tami Carson, Anne Danberg, Debbie Ginsberg, Jill Meyer, Clanitra Stewart Nejdl, and Matthew Timko. Our board liaison was Lindsey Carpino. Juanita transitioned to work in a non-law library in March, at which point Matthew Timko became a co-editor.

The Committee has published three issues this year, with the fourth issue set for publication within a week or so of the writing of this report. Our Summer issue contained most of the CALL Committee annual reports and a number of reports from various meetings and conferences. The Fall issue highlighted pieces on leadership and a fund read on chapter archives “on the road.” The Winter issue featured a piece by Debbie Ginsberg and recapped Lindsey Carpino, Annie Mentkowski, and Clanitra Stewart Nejdl’s presentation at the MAALL, LLAW, MICHALL, MALL and CALL Joint Annual Meeting.

After the publication of the spring issue, Philip will step aside as co-editor and will be replaced by Clanitra Stewart Nejdl.

CALL Bylaws Committee 2017- 2018 Annual Report

There were no other committee members this year, as it was anticipated that the Committee would have very little work.  The anticipation was accurate; no amendments to the bylaws were pursued this year.  The President requested a report in November on the process for amending the bylaws.  I submitted that report on 11/8/2017, recommending that, in view of the process for approving a proposed amendment and scheduling an election, it was very late in the 2017-2018 year to propose and pass an amendment, and that a better time frame could be achieved in the 2018-2019 year.  The Committee had no further business.

CALL Corporate Memory Committee 2017-2018 Annual Report

The 2017-2018 Corporate Memory Committee was Betty Roeske (chair), Judy Gaskell, Heidi Kuehl, Annie Mentkowski, Christine Morong and Susan Siebers.

The Committee spend the summer reviewing the 2016-2017 minutes via emails.  A compiled spreadsheet was sent to Annie Mentkowski in the Fall.

The Committee met 3 times via telephone conference calls to review the 2017-2018 minutes.

The committee members appreciate Anne Mentkowski’s prompt distribution of the minutes after the CALL Board Meetings.

Special thanks to Christine Morong for setting up the conference calls.

I would like to thank the Committee members for volunteering for the Committee.

CALL Government Relations Committee 2017-2018 Annual Report

Members: Sally Holterhoff, Jeff Meyerowitz, Keely Ward

CALL Board Liaison: Todd Ito

The Government Relations Committee held a survey this year to get a better sense of CALL member’s representation and pertinent policy interests to CALL members.  The policies were taken from AALL’s public policy initiatives,

The survey lasted three weeks and yielded 35 responses.

Top public policy interests include:

  • Net Neutrality
  • Access to Justice
  • Government Transparency
  • Access to Government Information

These initiatives will help inform the GRC’s outreach goals to representatives for next year.