Category Archives: CALL Committees

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.