Matthew Timko

  • CALL Position: Bulletin Committee, Guest Editor (Winter 2016 issue)
  • Academic Technologies and Outreach Services Librarian and Assistant Professor at Northern Illinois University College of Law

Biography

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!

Special Feature: COVID 19 Library Practices

This year has been tremendously difficult for everyone, both personally and professionally. The uncertainty and severity of the pandemic led many libraries to make drastic decisions to cut services, hours, or close their doors altogether. The trajectory of the spikes in the outbreak made the factors in these decisions change day to day, sometimes hour to hour.

Yet from this all, the profession demonstrated the skills and flexibility that has become our trademark by continuing to provide services and assistance to our patrons, in conditions that were brand new. In this section of the CALL Bulletin we hear from several members and institutions about the types of experiences they had with adjusting to the new reality.

From the Editors

A retro-active welcome to 2021! Please forgive us for this belated issue, 2021 started with a bang. To mark the speedy passage of time, we offer what we can in this issue.

Included are the President’s Message from Lindsay Carpino and the Executive Board Meeting minutes for November, December, and January.

If you attended or not, you can read summaries of both the lively December Trivia Night and the first CALL Media Club: The Little Paris Bookshop.

We also welcome the incoming Executive Board Members: Scott Vandelin, Sarah Andeen, and Carrie Port. We hope you enjoy this Winter edition of the CALL Bulletin!