Category Archives: Bulletin

Introduction to Chicago International

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Matthew Timko

Chicago, for all of its local flare and idiosyncrasies, is really a city of the world, chock full of foreign influences and international customs.  Since nothing exists in a vacuum, Chicago’s international personality impacts the makeup and quality of materials and resources within the city’s law libraries.

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Sharon Nelson

In this special section, Chicago International,  guest editors Sharon Nelson and Matthew Timko have received and compiled many great articles demonstrating the rich international institutions and resources that the city has to offer law librarians and interested residents alike.

Karl Pettitt has created a city map with the locations of many ethnic heritage museums, and Jill Meyer has included a review of one such museum, the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture.  Delving into the unique international collections within the city, Jean Wenger goes through Cook County’s foreign and international collections and services while Anne Abramson describes John Marshall’s Chinese Intellectual Property materials. Continue reading Introduction to Chicago International

From the Editors

Fall is officially here. It is time to cozy up with the Fall issue of the CALL Bulletin, while you enjoy your Pumpkin Spice Latte (made with real Pumpkin). This is a very exciting issue as we welcome new members to the Bulletin Committee and as regular columnists: Heather Hummons, Jill Meyer, Clanitra Stewart NejdlStacia SteinLeighAnne Thompson. Juanita Harrell will be writing a court librarian column. We also welcome Philip Johnson’s help with editing.  And Annie Mentkowski as our Bulletin Historian. Thank you all for your help with our award-winning publication! We look forward to a great year. Continue reading From the Editors

CALL–Big Winners in Philadelphia

As most of our members know, our chapter was awarded two separate AALL Awards at this year’s annual meeting. These awards were for Best Use of Technology and Best Newsletter within the “Excellence in Marketing” category.  Here we are, front and center, for all of AALL to marvel at:

Scott highlights CALL's success
Scott Vanderlin shows off CALL’s accomplishments

Continue reading CALL–Big Winners in Philadelphia

What Happened Here? Moving the CALL Bulletin to WordPress

The PDF Years

It wasn’t that long ago that CALL decided to upgrade the CALL Bulletin from a print publication distributed by mail to an online PDF that could be sent out in seconds using the CALL listserv.  Going online saved CALL thousands in printing costs, but still required CALL to hire an outside graphic designer to help with the newsletter’s layout.

The PDF looked professional, but for modern newsletters, the PDF format can be limiting.  Readers cannot link to individual articles, the organization cannot showcase videos, and individual articles are harder to find with search engines. Continue reading What Happened Here? Moving the CALL Bulletin to WordPress

Annual Reports: Bulletin Committee

The Committee published four issues of the Bulletin in 2013-2014: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014, and Summer 2014.

Kevin McClure, from the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Library, and Lyonette (Lyo) Louis-Jacques, from the D’Angelo Law Library at the University of Chicago Law School, served as co- editors.

Bulletin Committee members were:

  • Lindsey Carpino
  • Kara Dunn (part of year)
  • Judith Gaskell (part of year)
  • Carolyn Hersch
  • Keith Ann Stiverson
  • Julie Swanson
  • Michael Verderame
  • Pam Zadenetz.

Clare Willis served as CALL Executive Board liaison to the Bulletin Committee.

Co-editors, Lyo and Kevin, attended the CALL Leadership Retreat on August 6, 2013. As a result of a retreat initiative, Barry Herbert started sending the Bulletin Committee notices of new CALL members. Continue reading Annual Reports: Bulletin Committee