Category Archives: CALL Committees

From the Editors

Welcome to this rather short, but very important Fall 2019 issue of the CALL Bulletin.  Inside you will find the regular business information of CALL, including a recap of the September 2019 Business Meeting as well as the complete slate of candidates for the 2020 CALL Board.

Anne Hudson, recipient of a CALL grant, reviews the 2019 AALL meeting, and with it fond memories of summer.  Additionally, Matt Timko provides musings on “maintaining” a work-life balance.

Fall is the perfect time to get cozy and comfortable with the CALL Bulletin, so enjoy!

AALL Grant Recipient Report – Anne Hudson

This summer, from July 13-16th I was able to attend the AALL annual meeting and conference in Washington, D.C. thanks to a CALL travel grant. The theme of this year’s conference was Capitalizing on our Strengths and I believe the programs offered this year lived up to that theme. Continue reading AALL Grant Recipient Report – Anne Hudson

2020-2021 CALL Executive Board Nominations

The Nominations and Elections Committee is proud to announce your slate of candidates for the next executive board election.  Candidates’ backgrounds and personal statements will be posted in the members’ only area of the CALL website in the next two months.

Continue reading 2020-2021 CALL Executive Board Nominations

UELMA Update: An Interview with Jacob Jost, Illinois Supreme Court Reporter of Decisions

Five years ago, the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA) was signed into Illinois law. Our state was the 11th one to enact this uniform law; at this point it has been enacted in 21 states (Texas, most recently) plus the District of Columbia.

Starting in 2016, the official online versions of Illinois Supreme and Appellate Court opinions have been affixed with a digital signature. These signatures are administered by the Reporter of Decisions and certify that the opinion is a true copy of the official opinion.

Continue reading UELMA Update: An Interview with Jacob Jost, Illinois Supreme Court Reporter of Decisions

Another Successful AALL Lobby Day and Rewarding CALL Participation – July 12, 2019

“…[A] government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”  – Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address

Heidi Kuehl at the Committee on Foreign Affairs office in Congress for AALL Lobby Day

Whenever I think I’m quite impossibly too busy to add another conference or professional development item to my “to do” task list, I am pleasantly reminded of how rewarding it is to continue to engage with all of the tremendously talented members of CALL/AALL and dig deeper with expansion of professional experiences.  AALL Lobby Day 2019 in D.C. was a perfect example of an extremely worthy and rewarding event.

Continue reading Another Successful AALL Lobby Day and Rewarding CALL Participation – July 12, 2019

May 2019 Business Meeting with Marlon Lutifiyya

On May 9, 2019, CALL hosted our Business Meeting at  Petterino’s with Marlon Lutifiyya, Director of Talent and Diversity at Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP, who spoke about diversity and inclusion in the legal community.

Sponsors

Alan Fanger of Empower Legal and John Wiora of ktMINE, both sponsored this meeting and shared information about the unique legal tools their companies provide.

Continue reading May 2019 Business Meeting with Marlon Lutifiyya

Chapman & Cutler wins In-House Publication Award

The winner of this year’s award for outstanding in-house publication is the Chapman & Cutler Research Services team.  

They used a graphic of a book flipping open into a computer that was created by the firm’s marketing department and adapted it to make promotional logos for their events and newsletters.  They made attractive, professional-looking signs.

The Grants and Awards committee was especially impressed with their big Bingo card. Attorneys could complete some of the basic research and library tasks on the card to try to earn Bingo. Continue reading Chapman & Cutler wins In-House Publication Award

Margaret Schilt Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The Chicago Association of Law Libraries honors Margaret Schilt with the 2019 Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Law Librarianship Award.

Margaret Schilt is retiring this June after 19 years as a librarian at the D’ Angelo Law Library at the University of Chicago.  The Lifetime Achievement Award is a fitting tribute to her career of active and engaged service to our profession. Continue reading Margaret Schilt Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Keith Ann Stiverson Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Keith Ann Stiverson with 2019 CALL Lifetime Achievement Award
Keith Ann Stiverson receives 2019 CALL Lifetime Achievement Award

The Chicago Association of Law Libraries honors Keith Ann Stiversion with the 2019 Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Law Librarianship Award.

When Keith Ann retired in 2018, it marked the end of a decades-long career that spanned roles, geography, and countless revolutions in the way information is distributed.  

Through it all, Keith has remained, as the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin once described her, in a turn of phrase that made all of us cringe, “One librarian who doesn’t keep quiet.”  We are all fortunate that she didn’t keep quiet, and we should now raise our own voices to thank her for that service. Continue reading Keith Ann Stiverson Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Julie Pabarja Receives Agnes and Harvey Reid Award

The Chicago Association of Law Libraries honors Julie Pabarja with the  2019 Agnes and Harvey Reid Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Librarianship.

This year, CALL gives our award for outstanding contribution to law librarianship to Julie Pabarja.  We are recognizing her dedication and the passion she exudes for the profession, as well as the organization. Julie is always willing to go the extra mile for CALL. Continue reading Julie Pabarja Receives Agnes and Harvey Reid Award