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 – June 2020

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 9:00 a.m.

Board Members Present: Lindsey Carpino, Jamie Sommer, Tom Keefe, Megan Butman, Mandy Lee, Jessie LeMar, and Philip Johnson

Board Members Absent: None

Significant Actions:  None

Guests: None

Treasurer’s Report (Section IV)

  • The financial report is pending Tom getting final information from previous treasurer Julie Swanson.
  • Membership numbers to date – These are pending the extended renewal deadline of June 30

CALL Executive Board Meeting Minutes – August 2020

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 8:30 a.m.

Board Members Present: Lindsey Carpino, Jamie Sommer, Tom Keefe, Megan Butman, Mandy Lee, Jessie LeMar, and Philip Johnson

Board Members Absent: None

Significant Actions: None

Guests: None

Treasurer’s Report (Section IV)

  • The financial report is pending an in-person meeting at the bank to transfer account information to Tom.
  • Membership numbers to date – These are pending the collection of renewal checks and cleaning up deferred renewals, i.e. those paid for by check, in Neon.

 

CALL Executive Board Meeting Minutes – September 2020

Tuesday, September 8, 2020; 8:30 a.m.

Board Members Present: Lindsey Carpino, Jamie Sommer, Tom Keefe, Megan Butman, Mandy Lee, Jessie LeMar, and Philip Johnson

Board Members Absent: None

Significant Actions: None

Guests: Eugene Giudice and Carrie Port (Meetings Committee)

Treasurer’s Report (Section IV)

  • Tom is a signer on the account now and was able to visit the PO box to pick up renewal checks.
    • BMO Checking: $16,906
    • BMO Savings: $20,820
  • Membership numbers to date – Reconciling membership numbers in Neon should be done soon.

CALL Executive Board Meeting Minutes – October 2020

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:30 a.m.

Board Members Present: Lindsey Carpino, Jamie Sommer, Tom Keefe, Megan Butman, Mandy Lee, Jessie LeMar, and Philip Johnson

Board Members Absent: None

Significant Actions: None

Guests: Clare Willis (Membership Committee), Jesse Bowman (Community Service Committee), Todd Hillmer & Debbie Ginsberg (Continuing Education Committee)

Treasurer’s Report (Section IV)

  • We have about $4,000 more in the checking account than this time last year.
  • Membership numbers to date – We currently have 152 paid members and 20 deferred members.

2020-21 Budget – Lindsey, Tom, and Jamie met in September to discuss the budget, which they based on last year’s and projections for this year. The budget was unanimously approved.

September Business Meeting – Grace Pai, Director of Advancing Justice–Chicago

Our September Business Meeting was attended by about 70 CALL members. President Lindsey Carpino opened the meeting by thanking outgoing board members (Jessie LeMar, who is now Past President, Joe Mitzenmacher, and Jesse Bowman) and welcoming the board members that joined in May (Vice President/President-Elect Jamie Sommer, Treasurer Tom Keefe, and Director Mandy Lee). Lindsey noted that we’re maintaining our usual schedule as best as possible, including virtual Business Meetings, calls for grants and awards, and continuing education events. Virtual happy hours have been popular and will continue. Further, we will ramp up diversity and inclusion efforts this year. Continue reading September Business Meeting – Grace Pai, Director of Advancing Justice–Chicago

November Business Meeting – David Schwartz and Adam Pah from SCALES-OKN

November 19, 2020 Business Meeting at 12:00 p.m. via Zoom

Our November Business Meeting had 59 attendees. President Lindsey Carpino opened the meeting by welcoming new members and introducing our sponsor, Thomson Reuters. Blythe McCoy discussed the various COVID-19 and civil rights resources that Thomson Reuters has made available to researchers. She also discussed Thomson Reuter’s financial support to the city of Minneapolis and expanded opportunities for employees to volunteer in the community. Continue reading November Business Meeting – David Schwartz and Adam Pah from SCALES-OKN

UIC Louis L. Biro Law Library Response to COVID-19

After moving to remote operations in March, one of our immediate concerns was providing a simulacrum of access to our most popular print collections, Academic Success, which consists of our study aids. We had been exploring providing access to the Lexis Nexis Digital Library and the Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library (WKOSAL), so we started trial access to each. Since then, we’ve moved past trial access to provide ongoing access to the Lexis Digital Library, and we are finalizing ongoing access to the WKOSAL. Early on, we were also able to get electronic Bluebook keys for students that didn’t have a chance to retrieve their copies from campus before we shut down. More generally, we have since taken the opportunity to give our print collection a serious look and consider what we may discontinue in favor of digital access. Continue reading UIC Louis L. Biro Law Library Response to COVID-19

CALL Executive Board Meeting Minutes – April 2020

Tuesday April 14, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.; Conference Call

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

Board Members Absent: Julie Swanson

Significant Actions: The board voted to cancel the May business meeting in light of the ongoing pandemic.

Guests: Incoming board members Tom Keefe, Mandy Lee, and Jamie Sommer

Treasurer’s Report (Section IV)

  • Harris Bank Balance as of April 13, 2020: $13,223.81
  • Net income as of April 13, 2020 – ($738.12)
  • Membership numbers to date – 212

CALL Executive Board Meeting Minutes – May 2020

Tuesday May 12, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.; Conference Call

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

Board Members Absent: None

Significant Actions: The board decided that the membership renewal deadline should be extended to June 30 in light of current health and financial circumstances.

Guests: Incoming board members Tom Keefe, Mandy Lee, and Jamie Sommer

Treasurer’s Report (Section IV)

  • Harris Bank Balance as of April 13, 2020: $13,113.81
  • Net income as of April 13, 2020 – ($110.00)
  • Membership numbers to date – 212

CALL Executive Board Meeting Minutes – March 2020

March 10, 2020 – Conference Call

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

Board Members Absent: None

Significant Actions: None

Guests: None

Treasurer’s Report (Section IV):

  • Harris Bank Balance as of March 9, 2020: $13,961.93
  • Net income as of March 9, 2020: $632.02
  • Membership numbers to date – 212