Philip Johnson

  • CALL Position: Bulletin Committee Co-Chair & Bulletin Co-Editor, 2016-2019;Bulletin Committee, Member, 2015-2016
  • Instructional & Student Services Librarian at Louis L. Biro Law Library, The John Marshall Law School

CALL Executive Board Meeting Minutes – May 2019

AALL Headquarters,
105 W. Adams St., Suite 3300 (enter on Clark St.)
May 7, 2019 9:00 a.m.

Board Members Present: Joe Mitzenmacher, Jessie LeMar, Clare Willis, Julie Swanson, and Annie Mentkowski

 Board Members Absent: Scott Vanderlin and Jesse Bowman

 Significant Actions: The Board approved the strategic plan submitted by Strategic Planning Chair Jean Wenger.

Guests: In-coming Board members Lindsey Carpino, Megan Butman, and Philip Johnson; Strategic Plan Chair Jean Wenger; and Scott Burgh

 Treasurer’s Report (Section IV):

  1. Harris Bank Balance as of May 6, 2019: $8,524.80
  2. Net Income as of May 6, 2019: $0
  3. Membership numbers as of May 6, 2019, 2019: 242

CALL Executive Board Meeting Minutes – June 2019

AALL Headquarters
105 W. Adams St., Suite 3300 (enter on Clark St.)
June 11, 2019 9:00 a.m.

Board Members Present: Jessie LeMar, Lindsey Carpino, Joe Mitzenmacher, Julie Swanson, Jessie Bowman, Megan Butman, and Philip Johnson. 

Board Members Absent: None

Significant Actions: The board voted to adopt NeonCRM as the platform to manage the website, directory, and meeting registration. This will replace Wild Apricot and Survey Monkey.

Guests: Clare Willis, head of the task force to investigate NeonCRM, by phone.

Treasurer’s Report (Section IV):

  1. Harris Bank Balance as of June 10, 2019: $9,872.79
  2. Net Income as of June 10, 2019: $1,911.00
  3. Membership numbers as of June 10, 2019, 2019: 265

CALL Bulletin Committee 2017-2018 Annual Report

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.

From the Editors

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.

Happy reading!

From the Editors

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.

Happy reading!

New Member Profile: Anne Danberg

New CALL member Anne Danberg was gracious enough to answer some questions for this profile. Please enjoy!

CALL Bulletin: Where did you grow up, and where else have you lived before coming to Chicago? Do you have a favorite among those places?

Anne Danberg: I grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. I went to college in Philadelphia and lived in NYC before coming back to the Midwest and to Chicago. I’ve always liked Chicago, in part because it has everything I like about a big city but with a Midwest feel to it. Continue reading New Member Profile: Anne Danberg

CALL 2018 Executive Board Nominees

Here is your slate of candidates for the next executive board election. Polls will close at the end of Wednesday, March 14, 2018. To access candidates’ backgrounds and personal statements, please visit this page, which is password protected.


  • Jesse LeMar – Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Shari Berkowitz Duff – Jones Day

Continue reading CALL 2018 Executive Board Nominees

From the Editors

The end of the summer is drawing close (or has already passed, if Labor Day is your end; I’ll cling to the idea of summer as long as I can), and the CALL Bulletin is here to escort it out. This issue features recaps of AALL in Austin and ALA, which was here in Chicago this year.

We also feature our annual committee reports and information about nominations for the next year’s CALL Board of Directors. And I hope you’re ready for the MAALL, LLAW, MichALL, MALL, and CALL Joint Annual Meeting that will convene in Milwaukee this October. More information inside.

Happy reading,
Your Editors