Our September Business Meeting was attended by about 70 CALL members. President Lindsey Carpino opened the meeting by thanking outgoing board members (Jessie LeMar, who is now Past President, Joe Mitzenmacher, and Jesse Bowman) and welcoming the board members that joined in May (Vice President/President-Elect Jamie Sommer, Treasurer Tom Keefe, and Director Mandy Lee). Lindsey noted that we’re maintaining our usual schedule as best as possible, including virtual Business Meetings, calls for grants and awards, and continuing education events. Virtual happy hours have been popular and will continue. Further, we will ramp up diversity and inclusion efforts this year. Continue reading September Business Meeting – Grace Pai, Director of Advancing Justice–Chicago
November 19, 2020 Business Meeting at 12:00 p.m. via Zoom
Our November Business Meeting had 59 attendees. President Lindsey Carpino opened the meeting by welcoming new members and introducing our sponsor, Thomson Reuters. Blythe McCoy discussed the various COVID-19 and civil rights resources that Thomson Reuters has made available to researchers. She also discussed Thomson Reuter’s financial support to the city of Minneapolis and expanded opportunities for employees to volunteer in the community. Continue reading November Business Meeting – David Schwartz and Adam Pah from SCALES-OKN
The CALL Nominations and Elections Committee is pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the election of the Board of Directors for the 2021-2022 CALL year:
Shari Berkowitz Duff Scott Vanderlin Jones Day University of Chicago
Sarah Andeen Mike McMillan Chapman Cutler LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Carrie Port Patricia Scott Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom Loyola University Chicago
Thank you to committee members Eugene Giudice, Todd Ito, and Julie Melvin for their assistance in putting together the slate, and thank you to all of the members who submitted nominees.
The candidates will be introduced to the membership during the November Business Meeting today. More information about the election process and the candidates’ bios and statements will be made available soon.
Here are some of the wonderful accomplishments, contributions, and activities that our fellow CALL members have been up to:
- Heidi Kuehl, Director of the Northern Illinois University David C. Shapiro Law Library, received the Daniel L. Wade Outstanding Service Award from the AALL Foreign, Comparative, and International Law (FCIL) SIS.
- Julienne Grant, Reference Librarian/Foreign and International Research Specialist at Loyola University Chicago School of Law Library, received the FCIL-SIS Newsletter Article of the Year Award for “An Introduction to the Muscogee (Creek)
Nation’s Legal Heritage & Carpenter v. Murphy“
- Diana Koppang, Director of Research & Competitive Intelligence, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP, was named to the Fastcase 50
- Margaret Lynn Kincade retired from Northwestern University Pritzker Legal Research Center on November 30.
- Clanitra Stewart Nejdl was promoted to Head of Professional Development and Research Services Librarian at the Alyne Queener Massey Law Library at Vanderbilt University.
If you have any news you want to share, either about yourself or celebrating a colleague, please reach out to the CALL Bulletin Committee.
The Agnes and Harvey Reid Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Librarianship is presented annually to librarians who have provided outstanding service to the chapter during the previous year or for contribution to law librarianship.
The 2020 Winner is Clare Gaynor Willis. Please learn more about Clare and help us wish her a well deserved congratulations! Continue reading The Agnes and Harvey Reid Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Librarianship
The Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Law Librarianship Award is presented annually to a librarian for an outstanding lifetime achievement in law librarianship.
The 2020 Winner is Kathleen Powers Goodridge recently retired from the Library of the United States Courts of the Seventh Circuit. Find out more about Kathleen and help us wish her a well deserved congratulations on her award, and her retirement!
The Outstanding In-House Publication Award is 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.
The 2020 Winner is Jesse Bowman for the Pritzker Legal Research Center’s Amazon Alexa Skill. Find out more about Jesse and his award winning publication, and help us wish Jesse a well deserved congratulations! Continue reading Award for Outstanding In-House Publication
We are excited to introduce the CALL Bulletin Committee for the 2020-21 year. If you have an idea for an article, story, interview, or anything else you would find interesting in the Bulletin please reach out to any of us and we will be sure to work with you! Continue reading Meet the CALL Bulletin Committee
The 2019-2020 CALL Archives Committee was comprised of Committee co-chairs Brittany Adams and Lucy Robbins, as well as Committee members, Patricia Scott, Jill Meyer and Matt Timko. Joe Mitzenmacher served as board liaison.
The CALL archives were moved back to the city from Northern Illinois University to Loyola University Chicago. The main effort this year was to get the new archives set up at Loyola and to make a plan to digitize the files. The CALL board authorized the committee to purchase file cabinets to house the archives, but with the disruption of the year due to COVID-19, we were not yet able to do so. During the 2020-2021 year, we plan to continue to set up the archives and begin the digitization process using the CALL hard drive and/or CALL Google account.
The CALL Bulletin has published 3 of the four 2019-2020 issues up to the writing of this report (Issues 252-254) with the Spring and Summer issues to be published in the near future. The committee for the most of the year included Emily Barney (co-editor), Emily Byrne (co-editor), Matt Timko (co-editor), Debbie Ginsberg and Sarah Reis. Continue reading CALL Bulletin Committee 2019-2020 Annual Report