Eugene Giudice

  • CALL Position: Meetings Committee, Co-Chair, 2015-2016
  • Research Librarian

CALL Meetings Committee 2020-2021 Annual Report

Carrie Port – Co-Chair
Eugene Giudice – Co-Chair
Mike McMillan – committee member
Jill Meyer – committee member

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic precluded any in-person events.  The meetings committee, realizing the necessity to keep the librarian community connected, was able to put on a number of virtual events.  The events that the committee planned this year were as follows:

Virtual Quarterly Meetings

September 2020 Business Meeting – 71 attendees
November 2020 Business Meeting – 60 attendees
February 2021 Business Meeting – 63 attendees
May 2021 Business Meeting – 72 attendees

 Virtual Events

CALL Trivia Night December 17, 2021– 10 teams with 2 to 5 players

Book Club – January 28, 2021

Pritzker Military Museum & Library Virtual Tour March 18, 2021- 19 attendees

 Online Happy Hours

Thursday, June 18, 2020
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Thursday, October 22, 2020 (Lunch)

In addition to these events, the Meetings Committee worked on updating its committee charge to reflect the board’s directive to have all committee charges reflect an acknowledgement of the diversity and inclusion needs of the Chicago law librarian community.

The committee encourages the board to appoint newer members and members from diverse communities to the committee because it is the committee’s opinion that working the meetings committee, especially the registration table is an effective way to build one’s network.

With regard to planning for 2021 – 2022 meetings, the committee encourages future Meetings Committees to continue schedule happy hours and other off-meeting opportunities for networking and staying connected between meetings.

Special Library Association Conference Report

This year’s Special Library Association conference was held from 11 – 13 June 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland.  The theme of this year’s conference was “B’More” and there were ample opportunities for an information professional to gain the tools to truly Be More, from the educational sessions to the products on display in the exhibition hall. Continue reading Special Library Association Conference Report

Transitions: A Life’s Journey

If there is one constant in life, it is change. We change daily,
starting with daily physiological changes (nails grow, hair grows, cells generate and die off) to personal changes (changes in relationships, changes in where we live) to changes that effect many people (political changes, economic changes). We also change professionally. We call these changes transitions. Dictionary.com defines transition as “movement, passage, or change from one position, state, stage, subject, concept, etc., to another; change.” This definition implies a discrete time of transition. The transition has a beginning, a middle, and an end as we move from an “as is” condition to a “to be” condition. Continue reading Transitions: A Life’s Journey

Meetings Committee 2016 Annual Report

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

2015 AALL Business Skills Clinic Attendee Report

There may have been a time, a long time ago, when all librarians had to worry about was “technical competency.” If they had good skills, knew their sources, work would come their way because, well, they were the librarian, the keeper of knowledge and the passkey to the sources of wisdom.

Those days may have existed at one time, but in modern librarianship, technical skills are only one side of the coin. Now, librarians are being asked to look at what they do with the eyes of business professionals. That means additional skills are needed, skills that transcend the library and get to the heart of the modern library. Namely,  what does it mean for a library or a librarian to deliver value?

The 2015 AALL Business Skills Clinic is one way for librarians to start to develop the necessary skills that will aid them in thinking not only as a librarian but as a business professional. This year’s Clinic was held in Chicago on October 16 – 17 and I was fortunate enough to be able to attend with a grant from CALL. The intent of this article is to offer for your consideration some of my key takeaways from each session.

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Eugene Giudice

Continue reading 2015 AALL Business Skills Clinic Attendee Report

CALL Committee Roundup

The Committee Roundup is a new CALL Bulletin featured column where all of our committees will provide a update for us each issue to let us know what they are working on. In this issue, the committees focused on their goals for the upcoming year.

Archives Committee Goals:

Co-Chairs: Therese Arado and Annie Mentkowski
Members: Sharon Nelson

  • We continue to digitize, where appropriate, CALL materials.  In addition, we are working to preserve the website. Please continue to send the Co-Chairs all materials that need to be archived. See the CALL guidelines for more details on what should be archived

Continue reading CALL Committee Roundup