It has taken nearly two years, but we are proud to announce that in late February the archive of the CALL Bulletin will be available on HeinOnline’s Law Library Shelf. The unveiling of the collection was timed to coincide with CALL’s 70th Anniversary. The archive dates back to 1952, and moving forward every new issue of the Bulletin will be added to the archive. Now, all of CALL’s good work will be show-cased to a wider audience. Unfortunately, we are still missing the first eight issues of the Bulletin. If you happen to have copies, or suggestions for locating the missing copies, please contact Annie Mentkowski, CALL Historian, via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Should you need another access point to the archive, the Hein project has not replaced the other CALL Bulletin archives. Digitized issued dating back to issue no. 178 (Fall 2000) will still be available on the CALL website. And, the original print copies of the entire archive are housed at the David C. Shapiro Memorial Law Library at Northern Illinois University. If you have any questions regarding the CALL archive please contact the Archives Committee co-chairs, Clanitra Nejdl (email@example.com) or Pat Sayre-McCoy (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We would like to send a big thank you to HeinOnline for all of their hard work in digitizing and preserving the CALL Bulletin. And, a special thank you to Lyo Louis-Jacques, who spearheaded this excellent initiative.
Spring time in Chicago. Hooray! We’ve had snow and rain, and it’s been very cold, but I have seen shoots of leaves and flowers blooming, so we’re leaving behind the old and bringing in the new. Like the weather, the CALL Bulletin is changing. This is my last column as co-editor and the end of my three-year term as co-chair of the Bulletin Committee.
The CALL Member Spotlight is a new featured column. We will share when members get a new job, receive an award or recognition, speak at a conference or any other special news that members would like to share with CALL.
Carolyn Hersch who is now Senior Research Librarian at Ropes & Gray LLP.
Beth Mrkvicka who is now Reference Librarian at Neal Gerber Eisenberg LLP.
Benjamin C. Brighoff who is now a Competitive Intelligence Manager at Jenner & Block LLP.
LC: You are currently a student at University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) living on campus. How long have you been a Graduate Assistant in the Law Library?
ML: I started the assistantship last August. I can’t believe it has been eight months!
LC: What made you decide to become a law librarian?
ML: A few years ago, I debated between applying to law school and library and information science graduate school. Law school was something I had considered since college. On the other hand, I love helping people and finding information, so librarianship seemed like a natural combination of the two. I ended up deciding to apply to law school, but librarianship was still in the back of my mind. The timing was finally right to go to library school, so here I am! Continue reading Meet New CALL Member, Mandy Lee→
As a co-editor of the CALL Bulletin, I often get e-mails from the Council of Newsletter Editors (CONE) regarding AALL chapter newsletters that have recently become published. After reading the newsletters of other chapters, I began wondering if there was a list of all the chapter publications. I could not find one, so I decided to create one. I wanted to easily share with everyone the great content that our fellow chapters and AALL Special Interest Sections (SISes) are putting out for us to enjoy and learn from. It is really inspiring to share in such a wonderful and thought-provoking community! When you have some time, check out the newsletters and blogs of our peers. Enjoy! Continue reading AALL Chapter & SIS Publications→
After attending the “CALLing Future Leaders” event on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at DLA Piper, I had some key takeaways. Keith Ann Stiverson was the Keynote speaker. The panel discussion was moderated by Clare Gaynor Willis. The panel was made up of: Gretchen Van Dam, Lyonette Louis-Jacques, Robert Martin, and Julie Pabarja. Continue reading “CALLing Future Leaders” Event→
We have been in contact with Dick Spinelli from HeinOnline. Mr. Spinelli has agreed that the CALL Bulletin would be a good fit for the Spinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf.
We are hoping to get our CALL Bulletin content added to the Spinelli shelves by CALL’s 70th Anniversary in 2017. We have digitized issues back to no. 178, Fall 2000, and our archives, held at the NIU Law Library, have print issues going back to 1952.
We are currently in the process of gathering any missing issues for the archive. Specifically we are looking for the first ten issues. We plan on contacting Joyce Meyer at the AALL Archives. But, if you happen to have copies of those issues, please email Annie Mentkowski: email@example.com.
After all the issues are gathered, our next step is to organize them and to work with Hein to digitize them. We will be sure to keep CALL involved during this process.
The 2016 Mid-America Association of Law Libraries (MAALL) Annual Meeting will take place in Oklahoma City, October 13 – 15. Conference activities will take place at both the Aloft Oklahoma City Downtown-Bricktown and Oklahoma City University School of Law. The theme for this year is “Expanding Circles.” You can find out more details of this conference here.
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