Category Archives: CALL Committees

Nominations & Elections Committee Annual Report

The 2016-2017 Nominations & Elections Committee was Margaret Schilt, Chair, Sally Holterhoff, Stephanie Crawford, Robert Martin, Maribel Nash.

The 2016-2017 Nominations & Elections Committee solicited nominations and conducted the election of Vice President/President Elect, Secretary and one Director for the CALL Board of Directors for 2017-2018.  Continue reading Nominations & Elections Committee Annual Report

Placement and Recruitment Committee Annual Report

Co-Chairs: Gretchen Van Dam and Jessie LeMar

Committee Members: Anita Calderon, Valerie Kropf, Karl Pettitt, and Stacia Stein

The Committee held one in-person meeting and one teleconference meeting during 2016-2017.

This year, the Committee continued work on initiatives started during the previous year. One of the primary responsibilities of the Committee is the posting of new law library positions on both the CALL website and on various local library and law school job boards. To improve the postings, we worked with other committees to update the job posting submission form on the CALL website to include additional school job boards in the posting options.

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Public Relations Committee Annual Report

The 2016-2017 was comprised of Joanne Kiley (chair), Deborah Ginsberg, Sean Rebstock, Emily Barney, Lyonette Louis-Jacques, Donna Tuke, Scott Vanderlin, and Sharon L. Nelson.

Accomplishments:

The Public Relations Committee maintained its presence on social media. Actions included live tweeting at each CALL Business Meeting, including capturing photos of the guest speakers, thanking sponsors, and collecting key highlights from the guest speakers’ speeches. The Committee tweeted announcements about events, as well as opportunities for advocacy and continuing education. Lyo Louis-Jacques also posted announcements on CALL’s Facebook page and re-tweeted the live tweeting at CALL Business meetings. The Committee announced the publication and availability of the issues of the CALL Bulletin on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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Leadership Library

For this issue’s Leadership Library, I would like to recommend listening to a segment on The New Yorker Radio Hour dedicated to a unique book on leadership. Elizabeth Samet edited an anthology of readings on leadership. The anthology has an unusual range of authors (from Zadie Smith to Machiavelli), and that is because Samet is an unusual source of learning on leadership.  Continue reading Leadership Library

We Have Met the Leader and He Is Us: Recommending the AALL Leadership Academy and Reflecting on Lessons Learned

In early April, I had the privilege of attending the American Association of Law Libraries’ Leadership Academy. The most profound and interesting takeaway from the conference was the idea that we can all be leaders, even if we are not the boss.

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Bulletin Committee 2016 Annual Report

The 2015-2016 CALL Bulletin Committee was Lyonette Louis-Jacques, Lindsey Carpino, and Scott Vanderlin (co-editors), EmilyBarney, Debbie Ginsberg, Juanita Harrell, Philip Johnson, Annie Mentkowski (Bulletin Historian), Jill Meyer, Clanitra Stewart Nejdl, Stacia Stein, LeighAnne Thompson, and Donna Tuke. Continue reading Bulletin Committee 2016 Annual Report