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When Supreme Court justices cite Internet sources in their opinions, how do they ensure the integrity of those sources for future legal scholars? The answer, unfortunately, is not very well, as illustrated by this dose of digital schadenfreude visited upon Justice Alito.
The AALL Management Institute will take place on March 26-28, 2015 at the Hotel Palomar located at 505 North State Street in Chicago. The registration fee is $575 and the deadline to register is February 2, 2015. You can reserve your room at the Hotel Palomar until March 4, 2015. The Management Institute will be facilitated by Maureen Sullivan, who has been a past President of ALA and is an organizational development consultant.
This conference will offer current and future managers the chance to build their managerial skill and collaborate with others in their shoes. The topics for this year’s Management Institute include: Tools for Effective Communication, Engaging Staff, Conflict Resolution, Library’s Role, Transformation Libraries through Change, Improving Effectiveness and more.
Yes indeed, there have been some changes around here at the CALL Bulletin! We are delighted to unveil our new online format, which promises to make your contributions easier to find and link to, in a display that we hope you will find attractive, all at a lower cost for our membership.
We’re grateful to Emily Barney and Debbie Ginsberg of Chicago-Kent, who brought a lot of brainstorming and hard work to this transition. The design you’re viewing owes much to their skill and vision, which they are now patiently working to pass along to your humble editors. We also appreciate the willingness of the CALL Board to fearlessly travel this road with us, even in those times when we weren’t always able to show them exactly where we thought we were going. Finally, we bid thanks and a fond farewell to Mary Chase, our cheerful collaborator in bringing the CALL Bulletin to press for the past several years in our previous format. Continue reading Fall 2014 – Letter From the Editors→
This Winter 2015 CALL Bulletin issue is the second issue in the new blog format. In this issue, we tell you about the 2015-16 candidates for CALL offices. The issue is also bursting with interesting feature articles, regular, and new columns. We have contributions from all the members of the CALL Bulletin Committee as well as other CALL-eagues.
Law librarians across Illinois had much to celebrate on August 26 when Gov. Quinn signed the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act into law, making Illinois the eleventh state to enact the measure (Pennsylvania subsequently became the twelfth).
It’s hard to believe summer is almost over! Classes have started for some of us and the students are back in school. For others, the students have left to return to school. Endings and beginnings combined on all fronts.
In that vein, we would like to thank this year’s members of the CALL Bulletin Committee for their help with editing and writing articles – in particular Lindsey Carpino, Kara Dunn, and Michael Verderame. And we look forward to working with the new Bulletin volunteers! Continue reading Summer 2014 Letter from the Editors→
The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) devoted a recent two-day program to the vulnerability of digital government information, and one of the highlights was an important discussion of the special risks for “born-digital” information published online by the federal government, led by Jim Jacobs, Data Services Librarian Emeritus of the University of California at San Diego.
The great Chicago columnist Mike Royko argued that instead of the official city motto, Urbs in Horto, or “City in a Garden,” a more fitting tagline for Chicago would be Ubi Est Mea?, “Where Is Mine?” But for most of the time since we last wrote you, our unofficial rallying cry has been Ubi Est Vernum? – “Where Is Spring?”
We can’t account for the whereabouts of the missing season, but we can finally put the Spring issue of the CALL Bulletin in your hands, if that helps any. This issue attests to the ability of CALL members to stay productive through even the most challenging conditions. Continue reading Spring 2014 Editors’ Letter→
Winter is here! As I’m writing this, we’ve had our first real snow fall. I love fresh snow! Everything seems new, magical, and possible then. But we leave footsteps of the past year behind us and usher in a new year. Snow is endings and new beginnings. So it is with this issue of the CALL Bulletin. In the following articles, we welcome new colleagues, discuss new experiences, celebrate leadership, and mourn the passing of a dear colleague. Continue reading Winter 2014 Editors’ Letter→
New CALL member Michael Verderame is a graduate student in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), and a member of the CALL Bulletin Committee. Co-editors Lyo and Kevin recently chatted with him so we could all get to know him a little better. Continue reading New CALL Member Q&A with Michael Verderame→
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