Philip Johnson

  • CALL Position: Bulletin Committee Co-Chair & Bulletin Co-Editor, 2016-2019;Bulletin Committee, Member, 2015-2016
  • Instructional & Student Services Librarian at Louis L. Biro Law Library, The John Marshall Law School
PJohnso@jmls.edu

From the Editors

The end of the summer is drawing close (or has already passed, if Labor Day is your end; I’ll cling to the idea of summer as long as I can), and the CALL Bulletin is here to escort it out. This issue features recaps of AALL in Austin and ALA, which was here in Chicago this year.

We also feature our annual committee reports and information about nominations for the next year’s CALL Board of Directors. And I hope you’re ready for the MAALL, LLAW, MichALL, MALL, and CALL Joint Annual Meeting that will convene in Milwaukee this October. More information inside.

Happy reading,
Your Editors

Heading Back to Austin for AALL

In July I had the pleasure of returning to my hometown of Austin for the AALL Annual Meeting, which was made possible by a CALL grant. I attended educational sessions on topics that ranged from directly relevant to my current position in reference to others that were considerably less so (in a good way). Suffice to say, the programming was as spicy as the Tex-Mex, so I thought that I would highlight three sessions in this report and mention a few others that were of particular interest. Continue reading Heading Back to Austin for AALL

CALL Bulletin Committee Annual Report

The 2016-17 Bulletin Committee consisted of co-editors Juanita Harrell, Philip Johnson, and Scott Vanderlin and committee members Emily Barney, Susan Berg, Tami Carson, Debbie Ginsberg, Annie Mentkowski, Stacia Stein, and Clanitra Stewart Nejdl. Our board liaison was Lindsey Carpino. After our November Business Meeting, Susan and Tami volunteered to join the committee in order to help with editing work.

Continue reading CALL Bulletin Committee Annual Report

From the Editors

This issue of the CALL Bulletin commemorates CALL’s 70th anniversary. CALL was formed in February 1947 and became an AALL chapter that June. Pieces in this issue are both retrospective and prospective.

A letter of congratulations from AALL President Ronald Wheeler kicks us off, then we have a piece in which six past presidents offer thoughts and reflections on CALL. Sharon Nelson chronicles the history of the CALL website, Matt Timko proposes three ways for academic libraries to maintain relevance, and there’s a piece about the development of the reading room at D’Angelo Law Library on the cusp of the digital revolution in legal research. Continue reading From the Editors

From the Editors

The summer has wound down, so we’re happy to present you with the summer 2016 issue of the CALL Bulletin. And what a summer it was. Hosting the AALL Annual Meeting in Chicago gave many of us the chance to extend the collegiality and hospitality that we as CALL members enjoy on a regular basis. As mused by Joanne Kiley, it was a great conference and a real treat to hear so many of our colleagues say, “I love Chicago!” Continue reading From the Editors

From the Editors

It’s difficult to believe that fall lasts until December 21 when we’ve already experienced sub-zero temperatures here in Chicago, but here we are. Perhaps this issue of the CALL Bulletin will be a pleasant reminder of warmer times.

In fact, this issue comprises our final recap of the AALL proceedings this summer with two grantee reports from Heidi Kuehl and Matthew Timko, a recap of Cool Tools Café from Debbie Ginsberg, and an item on the award of Legislator of the Year to U.S. representative Mike Quigley at the beginning of August. Continue reading From the Editors

CALL Awards Representative Mike Quigley Legislator of the Year

In August, CALL leadership visited the offices of Representative Mike Quigley to award him Legislator of the Year on the basis of his “outstanding leadership and commitment to open access to government information.” Rep. Quigley has represented the 5th Congressional District of Illinois since August, 2009 and is well known for his commitment to open government. Continue reading CALL Awards Representative Mike Quigley Legislator of the Year