Category Archives: Grants & Chapter Awards

The Agnes and Harvey Reid Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Librarianship

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 Diana Koppang.  Please learn more about Diana and help us wish her a well deserved congratulations! Continue reading The Agnes and Harvey Reid Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Librarianship

The Agnes and Harvey Reid Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Librarianship

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

Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in 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!

Continue reading Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Law Librarianship

Award for Outstanding In-House Publication

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

CALL Grants and Chapter Awards Committee 2019-2020 Annual Report

Committee members: Joe Mitzenmacher (chair), Sally Baker, Debra Denslaw, Shari Duff, Lyonette Louis-Jacques, and Leslie Strauss.

This year’s Grants and Chapter Awards Committee was charged with selecting grant recipients based on established criteria for CALL members to attend professional meetings and selecting recipients for the chapter awards based on nominations from CALL colleagues. Continue reading CALL Grants and Chapter Awards Committee 2019-2020 Annual Report

Congratulations to Our Award Winners!

In May, the Grants and Chapter Awards Committee announced the recipients of the 2019-2020 CALL Chapter Awards:

Agnes and Harvey Reid Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Librarianship: Clare Gaynor Willis and Diana Koppang

 

Clare Gaynor Willis
Diana Koppang

Lifetime Achievement in Law Librarianship Award:

Kathleen Powers Goodridge

 

Kathy Goodridge Retirement
Kathleen Powers Goodridge

Award for Outstanding In-House Publication:

Jesse Bowman

 

Jesse Bowman at the November 2018 CALL Business meeting

Please join me in congratulating the honorees!

Since there was no May business meeting, we will instead be presenting the awards during the next CALL business meeting in September (if possible). I hope you’ll be there as we formally recognize the recipients.

Thank you to Sally Baker, Shari Berkowitz Duff, Debra Denslaw, Lyonette Louis-Jacques, and Leslie Strauss for serving on this year’s Grants and Chapter Awards Committee.

Grantee Report from CONELL & AALL Annual Meeting 2019

Attending the AALL Annual Meeting and Conference can be a worthwhile – and fun! – experience for law librarians at any career stage. The two of us, as newer law librarians, found this year’s meeting to be especially rewarding. It made us feel good about our profession and the people who have chosen it.

We are both relative newcomers to this career–Sarah at the Illinois Supreme Court Library and Leslie at DuPage County Law Library. We met at a CALL Mentorship and Leadership Development Committee lunch last year.

Six months later, with the help of generous grants from CALL, we headed off to Washington, D.C. for our first AALL Annual Meeting.  We both want to thank CALL for the grants and support which allowed us the opportunity to attend AALL. Continue reading Grantee Report from CONELL & AALL Annual Meeting 2019

Highlights from IALL Annual Course in Sydney

Yaama.* A CALL grant facilitated my attendance at the 38th Annual Course of the International Association of Law Libraries (IALL) held in Sydney, Australia, October 27-30. “Law Down Under: Australia’s Legal Landscape” drew 132 delegates (attendees) from 21 countries with 48% being first-time delegates.

*The Gamilaraay language word for hello used in Northern NSW, Australia. Continue reading Highlights from IALL Annual Course in Sydney

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