The frigid cold can’t keep the Bulletin down for long. After a crazy couple of weeks (which are still ongoing), here is the Winter Issue (250) of the CALL Bulletin.
Inside we have wonderful articles from terrific CALL members that run the gamut from CALL history, how to spot fake news, creating dynamic exhibits, and the benefits of modern mentorships. All CALL members will benefit tremendously from every piece and we know you’ll love reading them as much as we loved editing them.
Along with these pieces, we also have committee news and information on the upcoming CALL election which you will not want to miss.
It’s that time of year to stay inside where it’s warm with something good to read, and there’s nothing better than reading the CALL Bulletin. Enjoy!
We’ve all heard the saying “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Have you ever taken a moment to ask why?
If pictures affect us differently than text, how can we use the power of pictures to enhance our communication? On the other hand, how can we make sure we aren’t being manipulated?
Librarians are experts in managing information, but visual information is viewed, interpreted, accessed, and stored very differently than textual information. Still, though we may need other tools or resources to find and review images, I believe our analytical skills and frameworks are just as relevant to evaluating the value of images as information.
Continue reading Visual Literacy & Fake News
The CALL Bulletin is proud to announce the candidates for the 2019-2020 CALL Executive Board. The Election for these candidates (and for the Bylaws Amendments) will be held from February 15-March 15, 2019. Please read the candidate statements and bios by following the link below, and don’t forget to vote!
Candidates for Vice-President/President-Elect
Lindsey Carpino Matt Timko Sidley Austin LLP Northern Illinois University
Candidates for Secretary
Philip Johnson Todd Hillmer The John Marshall Law School Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
Candidates for Director
Sarah Andeen Megan Butman Chapman & Cutler DLA Piper
CALL members will consider a proposal to change the existing CALL Bylaws, and vote upon these proposed amendments in the upcoming CALL Election from February 15 through March 15.
If approved, the proposed Bylaws amendments would:
(1) align the CALL membership categories with AALL’s membership categories by eliminating the “associate” member category (allowing those members to become full voting and office-holding members of CALL); and
(2) eliminate the requirement that retired members have been active CALL members for at least 10 consecutive years.
The Bylaws election will be available on the CALL Elections page of the website, so please remember to cast your vote!
Well the weather outside is Winter, but welcome to the Fall Issue of the Call Bulletin. This issue has several great articles from regular contributors, as well as two new authors to the Bulletin.
Continue reading Letter from the Editors
Dear CALL members:
As we cling to the last days of Summer and prepare ourselves for the Fall, we are reminded that the remainder of 2018 will bring much activity. Soon enough the holiday season will be upon us, and with that the requisite Winter weather. In the spirit of savoring the rest of the Summer, we bring you the Summer 2018 issue of the CALL Bulletin, the final issue for the 2017-2018 CALL year.
This issue contains several conference reviews from CALL grantees. For example, Jesse Bowman shares his experiences at CALICon18. Eugene Giudice provides a report on his time at the 2018 Special Libraries Association conference. Finally, Lyonette Louis-Jacque discusses the “Law Books: History & Connoisseurship” course she took through Yale Law School. In addition to the grantee reports, this issue contains the year-end committee reports from each of the CALL committees.
We hope that you find this issue informative and that you enjoy the rest of your Summer!
Clanitra, Emily, and Matt
The 2017-18 Bulletin Committee started as co-editors Emily Barney, Juanita Harrell, and Philip Johnson and Committee members Tami Carson, Anne Danberg, Debbie Ginsberg, Jill Meyer, Clanitra Stewart Nejdl, and Matthew Timko. Our board liaison was Lindsey Carpino. Juanita transitioned to work in a non-law library in March, at which point Matthew Timko became a co-editor.
The Committee has published three issues this year, with the fourth issue set for publication within a week or so of the writing of this report. Our Summer issue contained most of the CALL Committee annual reports and a number of reports from various meetings and conferences. The Fall issue highlighted pieces on leadership and a fund read on chapter archives “on the road.” The Winter issue featured a piece by Debbie Ginsberg and recapped Lindsey Carpino, Annie Mentkowski, and Clanitra Stewart Nejdl’s presentation at the MAALL, LLAW, MICHALL, MALL and CALL Joint Annual Meeting.
After the publication of the spring issue, Philip will step aside as co-editor and will be replaced by Clanitra Stewart Nejdl.
Hello, CALL. Rounding out this publication year’s issues, we have the spring Bulletin here for you.
This go-around we feature reviews of the ABA Tech Show by Matt Timko and AALL’s Competitive Intelligence Foundations program by Sally Baker. We also meet new member Sarah Sherman and get a recap of CALL’s work with the Greater Chicago Food Depository (which, to editorialize, looks like was a blast to volunteer for back in February). And of course, the general association news and business that you need is collected here as well.
Our previous introduction mentioned the beginning of the real cold coming in, and now it seems the end is in sight (even though highs in the 30s seem to be lingering), and so we have for you the winter edition of the CALL Bulletin. This issue is slim, as if it’s coming out of hibernation, but it still packs a punch. Please enjoy Debbie Ginsberg’s piece on blockchain; Lindsey Carpino, Annie Mentkowski, and Clanitra Nejdl’s recap of their discussion on keeping up to date from last fall’s joint annual meeting; and a profile of new CALL member Anne Danberg.
Of course, this issue has the board meeting minutes, business meeting recaps, and other CALL business for your reference and perusal. Of note is this year’s slate of candidates for the Board of Directors.
On a Bulletin-related note, it is with sadness (for us) and excitement (for her) that we announce that Juanita Harrell is leaving CALL and the Bulletin Committee to return to work at the public library. She’s brought a lot of energy to the Bulletin, it’s been a pleasure working with her, and we wish her the absolute best.
Modeled on the 60 tips in 60 minutes presentations we’ve attended at the end of the annual ABA TechShow each year, Debbie Ginsberg and I created a round-up of our favorite websites, tips, apps, browser extensions and more.
We hope you find helpful tips for your work below, whether they match your routine tasks or an new project in an area that’s new to you–from accessibility to graphic design to Microsoft Office and social media, we covered a wide range of topics.
Want to browse quickly? Here’s the full list of tips, organized by topic with links! Continue reading Sixty Tech Tips at MAALL Joint Meeting