Margaret Schilt

  • CALL Position: Grants & Chapter Awards Committee, Chair, 2015-2016; CALL President, 2014-2015
  • Associate Law Librarian for User Services and Lecturer in Law at University of Chicago Law School


Annual Reports: Corporate Memory Committee

The 2014-2015 CALL Corporate Memory Committee was: Betty Roeske, Chairperson; Frank Drake, Judy Gaskell, JoAnn Hounshell, Christine Morong, Susan Siebers and Clare Willis.  We updated the Policy Log three times this year: August 2014 Board Minutes, December 2014 Board Minutes, and April 2015 Board Minutes.  The Committee is also reviewing the Policy Log against the CALL Handbook.  When the CALL Board decided to review the Handbook earlier this year than usual, the Committee paused on its review of the Policy Log against the CALL Handbook.

I would like to thank the Committee for all their hard work this year.  A special thank you to Clare Willis for updating the Policy Log so quickly after our meetings.

Annual Reports: Government Relations Committee


Joe Mitzenmacher, Committee Co-Chair
Konya Lafferty, Committee Co-Chair
Todd Ito
Tom Gaylord
Jamie Sommer, Board Liaison
Clare Hoyt
Thomas Drueke
Eugene Giudice


The main charge of the Government Relations Committee is to monitor issues of interest to the law library community and report on those issues to the membership.  The goal was to achieve this through working with GRO to promote UELMA authentication in Illinois, work with the Continuing Education Committee, and by updating CALL’s “Finding Illinois Law Guide.” Continue reading Annual Reports: Government Relations Committee

President’s Letter

Dear CALL members,

I am hoping it is finally safe to call it spring!  The sun is shining as I write this and the temperature is in the 50’s.

CALL members have triumphed over the winter weather, maintaining an impressive level of activity.  The February business meeting featured a sobering and fascinating presentation by David Mendelsohn, Managing Partner of the Chicago Office for DLA Piper and a partner in the Financial Services group, on “The Future of Law Firms from a Managing Partner’s Perspective.”  If you weren’t able to attend, don’t miss Clare Willis’s roundup of the meeting in this issue of the CALL Bulletin.

Continue reading President’s Letter

CALL 2015 Election Success


The CALL election results are in!  JoAnn Hounshell, Chair of the Nominations and Elections Committee, reports:

With 48% of eligible voters voting, the winners are:

Vice-President/President-Elect: Todd Ito

Todd Ito
Todd Ito

Secretary: Diana Koppang

Diana Koppang
Diana Koppang

Director: Konya Lafferty

Konya Lafferty
Konya Lafferty

Congratulations to the newly elected members of the Board!  And our thanks also to the other candidates – Joe Mitzenmacher, Eugene Giudice, and Kara Young – who were willing to serve CALL in these capacities.  On behalf of the Board, thank you for running, and we hope to see you on the ballot again in the future.


The ABA Techshow, , will be held here in Chicago at the Hilton Chicago on Michigan Avenue from April 16-18, 2015. As they have in the past, the American Bar Association (ABA) is offering discounted registration to CALL members. Registration is $750/$950 for ABA members; CALL members may register at the paralegal rate, which is  $550.  Marisol Massini of the ABA advises that CALL members  may “…go ahead and register online, call ABA customer service to register over the form, or download a form from the website and mail it in.”

Presidents’ Letter

Maribel NashDear All,

It’s hard to believe that the 2013-2014 CALL term has come to an end. Before I pass the President’s Letter to Margaret, I want to say a quick thanks to all of our wonderful committee chairs and committee members for the great work done this year!

Extra special thanks to the outgoing members of the 2013-2014 CALL Board–JoAnn Hounshell, Barry Herbert, and Pam Cipkowski–as well as the continuing Board members–Margaret Schilt, Clare Willis, and Jamie Sommer–for being so generous with every fourth Tuesday morning and spending it with me. I think we did great work! Continue reading Presidents’ Letter

Fall 2014 President’s Letter

margaretschiltBy Margaret Schilt, D’Angelo Law Library, University of Chicago

Dear CALL members,

The leaves begin to change and the weather shifts to cooler temperatures, just in time for many of our students to buckle down and focus on their classwork for the autumn semester or quarter. Business seems to pick up for everyone after Labor Day goes by, and CALL is no exception.

This issue is the beginning of a new era for the CALL Bulletin. Lyonette Louis-Jacques and Kevin McClure and the Bulletin Committee have moved the Bulletin to an online publication format, while preserving the ability to print and save each issue as a PDF file, for archiving purposes. This is truly the best of both worlds. Continue reading Fall 2014 President’s Letter

President’s Letter

This is the President’s letter for the Winter 2015 issue of the CALL Bulletin, and this year that appellation is surprisingly and painfully appropriate.  Winter has indeed come early.  But then so have changes and opportunities brought to our membership by the hard work of CALL members and committees.

The CALL Bulletin’s hard work on changing platforms resulted in a great Fall issue!   Continue reading President’s Letter