CALL held its third Business Meeting of the year at Morton’s Steakhouse, 65 E. Wacker Place, on February 26, 2015. President Margaret Schilt called the meeting to order at noon and praised the Meetings Committee for finding a great new venue. Margaret welcomed one new CALL member, Peter Kaiser from Bloomberg BNA. Continue reading February 2015 Business Meeting Round-Up
This October, law librarians gathered in Chicago to “fast forward.” The Mid-America Association of Law Libraries (MAALL) kicked off its annual conference in Chicago on October 5th, and thanks to the CALL Grant and Chapter Awards Committee, I was able to attend.
MAALL 2014 was only my second conference, so I was not really sure what to expect as I arrived at the opening sessions at John Marshall Law School on Sunday, October 5th. As I approached the registration desk, the mood in the room was relaxed and I felt immediately welcomed. After perusing the refreshment table, I dressed up my conference badge with an iTweet ribbon and headed into my first session. Continue reading MAALL 2014: Fast Forward in the Windy City
By Clare Gaynor Willis, CALL Secretary, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
CALL Board members and committee chairs met at DLA Piper on August 7, 2014 for CALL’s annual leadership training session. CALL President Margaret Schilt started the meeting by reporting on her experiences at the AALL Chapter Leadership Summit, Chapter Leadership Training, and business meeting of the Council of Chapter Presidents. Margaret shared what she learned about leadership from the presenter at the chapter summit, Mark Levin. She told the group that Levin emphasized finding ways to use a member’s unique skills even if the volunteer opportunity does not match the usual model of a year-long project or commitment. Margaret said Levin also stressed asking people personally and thanking members for their service.
Those present had several ideas on how to achieve those goals. People liked the idea of spreading out commitments over the course of the year, noting that CALL committee work is often front-loaded in the beginning of the CALL year. Several members wanted CALL to emphasize how involvement with CALL would help members at their jobs. Margaret then noted all of the different ways that CALL already succeeds as an organization: strong chapter identity, quality programming, affiliation, and strength of spokespeople who speak for CALL in larger forums. Continue reading CALL Leadership Training Day
CALL held its September business meeting on September 18, 2014 at Pazzo’s, 311 S. Wacker.
This past year the CALL Meetings Committee was responsible for organizing four business meetings and creating four post meeting member satisfaction surveys. Committee members include Andrea Szabo, Julie Swanson, Lorna Tang, Eugene Guidice, and Karl Pettitt with Beth Schubert and Jesse Bowman serving as co-chairs.
The four business meetings were held in September, November, February, and May. The May meeting extended an invitation to local library school students to attend free of charge. Below is a brief overview of each meeting. The Vice President was responsible for obtaining the speakers and sponsors.
September 27, 2013
- Place: Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse
- Sponsor: Law360
- Speaker: Professor Randal Picker, University of Chicago Law School James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law
- Attendance: 118
November 14, 2013
- Place: Wildfire
- Sponsor: Bloomberg Law/Bloomberg BNA
- Speaker: Kip Kolkmeier, senior counsel to the Political Law and Government Relations practices at Perkins Coie in Chicago, and lobbyist for the Illinois Library Association
- Attendance: 91
February 27, 2014
- Place: Ditka’s
- Sponsor: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business
- Speaker: Alison Siegler, University of Chicago Law School Clinical Professor and Director for the Federal Criminal Justice Clinic
- Attendance: 93
May 15, 2014
- Place: Maggiano’s
- Sponsor: Thomson Reuters
- Speaker: Brian Bannon, Chicago Public Library Commissioner
- Attendance: 119
CALL held its May Business Meeting on the 15th at Maggiano’s.
CALL held its February Business Meeting on the 27th at Ditka’s Restaurant. President Maribel Nash welcomed and introduced several new members: Linda Butterfield, Kara Dunn, and Dominik Szymansk. Continue reading February Business Meeting Summary
CALL held its first business meeting of the year on September 27, 2013 at Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse.
CALL held its second business meeting of the year at Wildfire Restaurant. CALL President, Maribel Nash, opened the meeting by thanking the Meetings Committee co-chairs, Beth Schubert and Jesse Bowman. Maribel welcomed a new CALL member, Sara Lock. Continue reading November CALL Business Meeting Roundup