Category Archives: Member Profiles

CALL Member Spotlight

The CALL Member Spotlight is a new featured column. We will share when members get a  new job, receive an award or recognition, speak at a conference or any other special news that members would like to share with CALL.

Job Updates

Congratulations to:

  • Carolyn Hersch who is now Senior Research Librarian at Ropes & Gray LLP.
  • Beth Mrkvicka who is now Reference Librarian at Neal Gerber Eisenberg LLP.
  • Benjamin C. Brighoff who is now a Competitive Intelligence Manager at Jenner & Block LLP.

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Meet New CALL Member, Mandy Lee

LC: You are currently a student at University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) living on campus. How long have you been a Graduate Assistant in the Law Library?

ML: I started the assistantship last August. I can’t believe it has been eight months!

LC: What made you decide to become a law librarian?

ML: A few years ago, I debated between applying to law school and library and information science graduate school. Law school was something I had considered since college. On the other hand, I love helping people and finding information, so librarianship seemed like a natural combination of the two. I ended up deciding to apply to law school, but librarianship was still in the back of my mind. The timing was finally right to go to library school, so here I am! Continue reading Meet New CALL Member, Mandy Lee

AALL Honors CALL’s Judith Wright with 2016 Gallagher Award

CALL is thrilled to announce that Judith M. Wright, who directed the D’Angelo Law Library of the University of Chicago for over thirty years, will receive the 2016 Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award by the American Association of Law Libraries. Ms. Wright will be recognized at the AALL Annual Meeting in Chicago this summer.

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Chicago Where in the World? Map

As this is the international issue of the CALL Bulletin, it seemed appropriate to find out where our members have traveled. In September 2015, we sent out a three question survey to CALL members and plotted the answers on a map.

The responses to each of the questions are layered in different colors. “Where is the furthest you’ve traveled from home?” is in red. “What was your most memorable trip?” is plotted in blue. And, “What is your dream trip?” is green.  In total, there were 38 responses, including 4 anonymous responses and one person who answered twice (whose answers were almost exactly the same and were combined). The respondents range from retired, to law school and law firm librarians, to public law librarians and vendors (although not everyone provided demographic information).

Take a look at the map to see the results: “Where in the World?” map

Whatever Happened To . . . Laura Weidig?

In an organization as large as CALL, members come and go and many of us sometimes wonder where our former colleagues have gone and what they are doing personally and professionally. This article is the revival of a past series featuring individuals who were Chicago law librarians at one time and who have moved on to other locations, jobs, or even careers. Suggestions for future profiles are welcome.

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Laura Weidig, Priory Solutions

Laura Weidig, an active CALL member during the 1990s, recently attended the September 2015 CALL Business Meeting as a representative of Priory Solutions, the meeting sponsor. Many members enjoyed talking with Laura and wanted to know more about her professional journey. I had the pleasure of interviewing Laura and learning more about her experience as a law librarian and information professional and the factors that have influenced her career path. Continue reading Whatever Happened To . . . Laura Weidig?

Meet New CALL Member Stacia Stein

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Stacia Stein

New CALL member, Stacia Stein, is a graduate student in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a member of the CALL Bulletin Committee.

Fellow Bulletin Committee member, Juanita Harrell, recently interviewed her so we could all get to know her a little better.

JH: Tell us a little about yourself.

SS: I went to DePaul for undergrad. I received my law degree in 2006. I studied German/ international studies, human issues. I also studied abroad in England and Ireland. Continue reading Meet New CALL Member Stacia Stein

Meet New CALL Member Heather Hummons

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Heather Hummons

New CALL member, Heather Hummons, is the Head of Access Services at DePaul University College of Law. Fellow Call Bulletin Committee member, Jill Meyer, recently interviewed her so we could get to know her.

JM: How did you get your start working in libraries?

HH: I actually started working in libraries back in 2000 as a part-time circulation clerk. As the years progressed, I received several promotions within that department beginning with a transition to the part-time weekend circulation supervisor to a full-time position as a Library Assistant I, functioning as the primary circulation desk attendant and in charge of library billing. When the position for Circulation Manager opened in 2004, I applied and was hired. I remained in that role until last year (2014) when I was promoted to my current position as the Head of Access Services. Continue reading Meet New CALL Member Heather Hummons

AALL Honors CALL’s Sally Holterhoff with 2015 Gallagher Award

Congratulations, Sally!  I am proud to announce that The American Association of Law Libraries will be awarding Sarah (Sally) G. Holterhoff the Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award — AALL’s highest honor. Sally is associate professor of law librarianship and government information/reference librarian at the Valparaiso University Law School Library.  The Gallagher Award acknowledges those individuals who have sustained service to law librarianship, exemplary association support, and outstanding professional literature contributions. Continue reading AALL Honors CALL’s Sally Holterhoff with 2015 Gallagher Award