Members: Sally Holterhoff, Jeff Meyerowitz, Keely Ward
CALL Board Liaison: Todd Ito
The Government Relations Committee held a survey this year to get a better sense of CALL member’s representation and pertinent policy interests to CALL members. The policies were taken from AALL’s public policy initiatives,
The survey lasted three weeks and yielded 35 responses.
Top public policy interests include:
- Net Neutrality
- Access to Justice
- Government Transparency
- Access to Government Information
These initiatives will help inform the GRC’s outreach goals to representatives for next year.
During the 2016-2017 year, the CALL Continuing Education Committee, co-chaired by Carolyn Hersch and Jesse Bowman, organized and hosted two events, “Switching Library Settings: A CALL Continuing Education and Mentorship Collaboration” and “E-Discovery Webinar.” Details of these events were as follows: Continue reading Continuing Education Committee Annual Report
The 2016-17 Meetings Committee was Eugene Giudice (co-chair), Carolyn Hersch (co-chair), Robert Martin, Sheri Lewis, Tamara Carson, and Todd Hillmer. Clare Willis was its board liaison. Continue reading Meetings Committee Annual Report
The 2015-2016 Continuing Education Committee was Carolyn Hersch and Jesse Bowman (co-chairs), Tom Keefe, David Rogers, Jamie Stewart, Simone Srinivasan, and Sharon Nelson. During the 2015-2016 year, the CALL Continuing Education Committee organized and hosted three events.
Continue reading Continuing Education Committee 2016 Annual Report
The CALL Committee Round-Up is a CALL Bulletin featured column where all of our committees provide an update for us each issue to let us know what they are working on.
Continue reading CALL Committee Round-Up
Last fall, on October 23rd, I attended a daylong conference hosted by the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement-Illinois (APRA-IL), which focused on hot topics in prospect research. APRA-IL is an organization for prospect development professionals in the Chicagoland area. Prospect research involves researching, managing, and analyzing data with the goal of gaining donors for non-profit organizations. Librarians are getting hired in this field, as the skill set matches neatly with the profession. The majority of prospect development positions can be found with universities and hospitals, although the field is growing. Continue reading APRA-IL Webinar
Do you like to greet visitors and make them feel welcome? Do you like to guide others to local restaurants? Do you like to staff the hospitality booth? Or do you prefer to help out behind the scenes with fellow librarians?
Chicago is the host city for the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting and Conference in July 2016 and there will be a variety of opportunities for you to help out. We will be sending more specific requests in the new year but, in the meantime, if you want to get on our VOLUNTEERS list now, please send your name to either Carolyn Hersch (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Claire Toomey Durkin (email@example.com).
As a recipient of CALL’s grant to the annual conference, I attended the 2015 AALL Annual Meeting & Conference in Philadelphia. Although I am not a complete conference novice, having previously attended Special Libraries Association (SLA) conferences in 2012 and 2013, this was my first time at AALL.
Continue reading CALL Grantee Report from Carolyn Hersch