Annie Mentkowski

  • CALL Position: Bulletin Committee, Member & Historian, 2015-2016; Archives Committee, Co-Chair, 2015-2016; Membership Committee, Co-Chair, 2015-2016
  • Head of Reference & Research Services/Assistant Professor at Northern Illinois University College of Law

November 2017 Business Meeting Round Up

The meeting was held at Berghoff Restaurant (17 W Adams St.), Thursday, November 16, 2017.

CALL President Clare Willis welcome the membership. There were 85 attendees at the meeting.

Meeting Sponsor

CALL Vice President Joe Mitzenmacher introduced and thanked the meeting sponsor, Bloomberg Law. Peter Kaiser spoke on behalf of Bloomberg and introduced the team members joining him at the meeting. Peter thanked the membership and spoke briefly about Bloomberg. Continue reading November 2017 Business Meeting Round Up

Staying Current Together at the MAALL, LLAW, MichALL, MALL, and CALL Joint Annual Meeting

We presented on the topic of current awareness at the MAALL, LLAW, MichALL, MALL, and CALL Joint Annual Meeting on October 19, 2017. We thought it was important to offer the perspective of a firm, academic, and government librarian to reflect the needs of an audience with diverse constituencies. With the buzz around “fake news,” now more than ever it is important for librarians to discuss the best ways to disseminate information. During our presentation, we discussed the current awareness tools we use to stay current, how we stay organized with the current awareness and prevent becoming overwhelmed with information, and finally how we can collaborate and tap into our professional network to expand information possibilities. Continue reading Staying Current Together at the MAALL, LLAW, MichALL, MALL, and CALL Joint Annual Meeting

CALL Bulletin Coming Soon to a Database Near You . . .

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 (

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 ( or Pat Sayre-McCoy (

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.