Matthew Timko

  • CALL Position: Bulletin Editor
  • Academic Technologies and Outreach Services Librarian and Assistant Professor at Northern Illinois University College of Law

Biography

Letter from the Editors

Welcome to (late) spring: warm weather (kind of), baseball (bad on both sides) and the Spring Bulletin (always great)!

In this issue we congratulate the incoming Board members, enjoy Jamie Sommer’s last message as President, and catch up on all of the great things the MLDC is doing.

As always reach out to the editors with any thoughts or concerns, and please enjoy the Spring 2022 issue of the Bulletin!

From the Editors

Happy February to everyone! Though  with how cold it is outside, “Happy February” may seem like an oxy-moron. Luckily the Bulletin is here to warm your spirits.  See and celebrate how active CALL has been during these wintery months!

President Jamie Sommer kicks off the 75th Anniversary of CALL as an organization, describing our history and previewing the yearlong celebration.  Heidi Kuehl explains why these volatile times call for Adaptive Leadership. We say hello to new CALL member Julie Tedjeske Crane who introduces herself to CALL, and take a look at the nominees for the upcoming Executive Board elections. Finally, congratulate fellow CALL members who volunteered at the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

We hope you enjoy hearing from your colleagues as much as we did, and use this time to celebrate all that CALL has done and will continue to do. But above all: STAY WARM! Take care.

From the Editors

Welcome to the Fall 2021 CALL Bulletin. As we enter what is often the busiest time of the year, we hope you have time to sit down this season and read the wonderful articles we have rounded up.

First, as always, the President’s message from current president, Jamie Sommer. Then follow the Community Service Committee and their Community Beach Cleanup organized to fight plastic pollution. Learn all about CALL Grant recipient Brittany Adams’ experience at Rare Books School (congratulate her, too.) Finally, to round it all out, we have our Board Meeting Minutes. Enjoy!

Grantee Report: AALL Introduction to Law Library Budgets Course

The CALL Grants and Awards Committee graciously provided me with a Grant to enroll in the AALL Introduction to Law Libraries virtual course. The course was self-paced which created flexibility in my scheduling; while I received the grant in March, I was able to take and complete the course in June after the semester and grading had ended. Additionally, the course itself was only one hour long allowing me to complete it gradually over the course of a full day, rather than being required to sit during a one hour slot. This flexibility was wonderful and allowed me to focus on work while also completing the course. Continue reading Grantee Report: AALL Introduction to Law Library Budgets Course

CALL Bulletin Committee 2020-2021 Annual Report

The CALL Bulletin has published three of the four 2020-21 issues up to the writing of this report (Issues 257-259) with the Summer issue to be published in the in late August 2021.  The committee included Emily Barney (co-editor), Emily Byrne (co-editor), Matt Timko (co-editor), Debbie Ginsberg and Sarah Walangitan.

Continue reading CALL Bulletin Committee 2020-2021 Annual Report

Congratulations to CALL Award Winners!

In May, the Grants and Chapter Awards Committee announced the recipients of the 2020-2021 CALL Chapter Awards.

 

Please join us in congratulating the honorees!

The awards were presented (virtually) at the May Virtual Business Meeting. Award recipient profiles will be available in the Summer 2021 Issue.

Continue reading Congratulations to CALL Award Winners!

Member News

Here are some of the wonderful accomplishments, contributions, and activities that our fellow CALL members have been up to:

If you have any news you want to share, either about yourself or celebrating a colleague, please reach out to the CALL Bulletin Committee.

Letter from the Editors

Happy Spring (issue – in reality it is summer outside!) CALL members. We hope you’ll find time to enjoy all of the great content in this Spring issue of the CALL Bulletin!

In this issue, we take a look at the AALL Management Institute and the Special Library Association’s Competitive Intelligence Certificate course; we also congratulate the CALL Award recipients and say goodbye to longtime CALL member, leader, and friend, John Klaus.

In addition to the regular features, including celebrating CALL member accolades, we congratulate Gretchen Van Dam on her retirement, say hello to new member Natasha Crespo, and wish farewell (not really) to Lindsey Carpino on her last letter as President.

As always, please reach out to the editors with any ideas or questions, and don’t forget to send your reports to Lindsey so they can be included in the Summer Issue of the Bulletin!