Category Archives: Lifetime Achievement Award

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!

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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

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

Mary Lu Linnane Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The Chicago Association of Law Libraries honors Mary Lu Linnane with the 2015 Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Law Librarianship Award.

In her 40 plus years of service to the profession and professional associations, Mary Lu Linnane has served on committees and in leadership roles almost too numerous to mention.

She began her career in 1974 as Head of Cataloging at the Lewis University Law Library (now Northern Illinois University (NIU)).  In 1979 she took the same position at the DePaul Law Library and a year later she became the Head of Technical Services later adding Associate Director.  She stayed in that position until her retirement in June 2014. Continue reading Mary Lu Linnane Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Lorna Tang Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The Chicago Association of Law Libraries honors Lorna Tang with the 2015 Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Law Librarianship Award.

Lorna Tang retired from the D’Angelo Law Library on June 30, 2015, after 38 years as a law librarian. She began her law library career at the D’Angelo Law Library (then called the University of Chicago Law Library) in 1977 as a law cataloger and has been an outstanding technical services librarian ever since. In 1980 she became the Cataloging Supervisor and in 1984 became the Associate Law Librarian for Technical Services. Continue reading Lorna Tang Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Julia Wentz receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Julia Wentz, photo by Emily Barney
Julia Wentz, photo by Emily Barney

CALL and the Chicago academic law library community became the beneficiaries of Julia’s expertise and experience when she joined the Loyola University School of Law Library in 1998. Throughout her career, Julia has developed a strong record of participation in law librarianship associations and their activities. Julia served on the CALL Board of Directors from 2003 to 2005, and was also a member of the Program Committee, the Public Relations Committee, and the Grants and Awards Committee.

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Eloise Vondruska receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Eloise Vondruska, photo by Emily Barney
Eloise Vondruska, photo by Emily Barney

In February, Eloise retired from the Northwestern University School of Law’s Pritzker Legal Research Center after 25 years of service and active involvement in CALL, AALL, LLMC and LIPA.

Eloise has been a mentor to many librarians throughout her career; and many of her mentees attended the CALL luncheon when she was honored. She has always recognized the importance of maintaining strong connections between law libraries and the greater legal profession. Continue reading Eloise Vondruska receives Lifetime Achievement Award