The 2015–2016 Meetings Committee was Eugene Giudice and Larissa Sullivant (co-chairs), Sara Baseggio, Todd Hilmer, and Jill Meyer. The committee planned four meetings for the 2016 – 2016 year. Dates, locations, number of attendees, and profit and loss for each meeting is shown in the following table: Continue reading Meetings Committee 2016 Annual Report
The 2015-2016 Mentorship and Leadership Development Committee (MLDC) was Jamie Sommer and Clare Willis (co-chairs), Ben Brighoff, Tom Gaylord, and Gretchen Van Dam.
The 2015-2016 Membership Committee was Therese Clarke Arado and Annie Mentkowski (co-charis), Christine Klobucar, and Jeff Meyerowitz. Continue reading Membership Committee 2016 Annual Report
The 2015-2016 Placement and Recruiting Committee was Jessie LeMar and Karl Pettitt (co-chairs), Valerie Kropf, and Gretchen Van Dam. Continue reading Placement and Recruitment Committee 2016 Annual Report
The 2015-2016 Public Relations Committee was Deborah Ginsberg, Sean Rebstock, and Beth Schubert (co-chairs), Emily Barney, Britnee Cole, Ella Delaney, Debbie Ginsberg, Carolyn Hersch, Lyonette Louis-Jacques, Joanne Kiley, David Pauwels, Scott Vanderlin, and Sharon L. Nelson.
Spring time in Chicago. Hooray! We’ve had snow and rain, and it’s been very cold, but I have seen shoots of leaves and flowers blooming, so we’re leaving behind the old and bringing in the new. Like the weather, the CALL Bulletin is changing. This is my last column as co-editor and the end of my three-year term as co-chair of the Bulletin Committee.
I have enjoyed shepherding our AALL award-winning newsletter to its hybrid WordPress blog and PDF formats. Since the format change with the Fall 2014 CALL Bulletin issue, we’ve had over 15,000 views, with a peak of 2,149 views in January 2016. The art in CALL libraries and Chicago International theme issues were very popular as well as our AALL in Philly supplemental summer issue. And a project that I started with co-editor Lindsey Carpino and Bulletin Historian, Annie Mentkowski, is coming to fruition. We are going to get the CALL Bulletin content archived in and accessible via HeinOnline. Stay tuned! Continue reading From the Editors
The election for officers and directors for CALL’s 2017-2018 year will be held from February 15 to March 15. More information will come to your email closer to the election date. In the meantime, pictures and statements of the candidates may be found here (login required). Additional nominations may be submitted in accordance with Article IX, Section 3 of Association Bylaws by January 1, 2017.
Margaret Schilt, Chair
Nominations & Elections Committee
Another year for CALL has ended and a new Board will take over soon. It has been a great honor being your President and working with so many of you to ensure that CALL provides value to its members. Thank you for your support this past year!
CALL’s success is due to the dedication and commitment of so many of our members. I would like to thank the Executive Board members (Margaret Schilt, Todd Ito, Diana Koppang, Stephanie Crawford, Robert Martin, and Konya Moss) for their time and dedication to CALL. These 6 amazing people are true leaders and great representatives for CALL. Continue reading President’s Letter
The Chicago Association of Law Libraries (CALL) grants the following awards each year in recognition of its members’ achievements:
- The Agnes and Harvey Reid Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Librarianship (established in 1982) – presented annually at the May business meeting for outstanding service to the chapter during the previous year or for contribution to law librarianship.
- Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Law Librarianship Award (established in 1993) – presented annually at the May business meeting for outstanding lifetime achievement in law librarianship.
- Outstanding In-House Publication Award (established in 1993) – 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.
Trezlen Drake Awarded a Grant
Congratulations to Trezlen Drake for receiving a grant to attend the Association of College and Research Libraries Conference. We look forward to hearing about the latest developments and innovative ways to teach law students and lawyers. Continue reading Committee News: Grants & Awards