Maribel Nash

  • CALL Position: Nominations and Elections Committee, Co-Chair, 2015-2016; CALL President 2013-2014

CALL 2016-17 Slate of Candidates

The Bulletin is pleased to present your CALL 2016-17 slate of candidates. The candidates’ names are linked to PDF copies of their biographies and statements, which can also be viewed in the members’ area of the CALL website.

The election will begin on February 15, 2016 and end at midnight, March 15, 2016.

To see the bios and statements, visit the elections page on the CALL website, or, after you log into the CALL website, click on the names of the candidates below (login required). Continue reading CALL 2016-17 Slate of Candidates

CALL Committee Roundup

The Committee Roundup is a new CALL Bulletin featured column where all of our committees will provide a update for us each issue to let us know what they are working on. In this issue, the committees focused on their goals for the upcoming year.

Archives Committee Goals:

Co-Chairs: Therese Arado and Annie Mentkowski
Members: Sharon Nelson

  • We continue to digitize, where appropriate, CALL materials.  In addition, we are working to preserve the website. Please continue to send the Co-Chairs all materials that need to be archived. See the CALL guidelines for more details on what should be archived

Continue reading CALL Committee Roundup

AALL 2016 Local Arrangements Committee

CALL’s AALL 2016 Booth at AALL 2015 in Philadelphia

Many thanks to everyone who helped to promote the 2016 AALL Annual Meeting in Philly!

AALL is so excited to host the first Annual Meeting and Conference in Chicago since 1987, the year:

  • The Bangles had a #1 hit with Walk Like an Egyptian
  • Paul Newman won the Best Actor Oscar for The Color of Money
  • Future Blackhawk Captain Jonathan Toews was just a twinkle in his mother’s eye

CALL members stepped up to promote our great city throughout the conference! Continue reading AALL 2016 Local Arrangements Committee

JoAnn Hounshell Receives Agnes and Harvey Reid Award

The Chicago Association of Law Libraries honors JoAnn Hounshell with the  2015 Agnes and Harvey Reid Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Librarianship.

JoAnn Hounshell has been committed to serving law librarianship and law libraries for over 25 years.  She is well known to CALL, having served on the Board three times.  She has been elected both Treasurer (2004-06) and Director (1998-99).  Most recently, she served as Vice President/President/Past President (2011-14). Continue reading JoAnn Hounshell Receives Agnes and Harvey Reid Award

2015 CALL Award Honorees

Each May, CALL recognizes individuals and institutions that have made significant contributions to the Association and profession. This year’s CALL honorees represent the best of what librarianship brings to the legal community. The following awards were presented at the May 14 CALL Business Meeting.

Sean Rebstock with CALL Award for Outstanding In-House PublicatiAward for Outstanding In-House Publication Honoree:

JoAnn Hounshell

 

Agnes and Harvey Reid Award for Outstanding Contributions to Law Librarianship Honoree:

Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees:

 

Sean Rebstock Wins In-House Publication Award

Sean Rebstock with CALL Award for Outstanding In-House PublicatiSean Rebstock of DLA Piper was honored with the 2015 CALL Award for Outstanding In-House Publication for Managing My eBrief, a video for attorneys that is useful, creative, well-designed, and fulfills its intended purpose.

Managing My eBrief is a five-minute video, created using Camtasia Studio 8 software, which concisely explains to DLA Piper attorneys how to use the law firm’s eBrief platform, from signing in, adding and organizing sources, and setting email alerts.

Making the video clearly required detailed planning and precise choreography of scripting, audio, and visual screenshots. The video is easy to follow for users who may not be familiar with the eBrief tool.

Mary Lu Linnane Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The Chicago Association of Law Libraries honors Mary Lu Linnane with the 2015 Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Law Librarianship Award.

In her 40 plus years of service to the profession and professional associations, Mary Lu Linnane has served on committees and in leadership roles almost too numerous to mention.

She began her career in 1974 as Head of Cataloging at the Lewis University Law Library (now Northern Illinois University (NIU)).  In 1979 she took the same position at the DePaul Law Library and a year later she became the Head of Technical Services later adding Associate Director.  She stayed in that position until her retirement in June 2014. Continue reading Mary Lu Linnane Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Lorna Tang Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The Chicago Association of Law Libraries honors Lorna Tang with the 2015 Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Law Librarianship Award.

Lorna Tang retired from the D’Angelo Law Library on June 30, 2015, after 38 years as a law librarian. She began her law library career at the D’Angelo Law Library (then called the University of Chicago Law Library) in 1977 as a law cataloger and has been an outstanding technical services librarian ever since. In 1980 she became the Cataloging Supervisor and in 1984 became the Associate Law Librarian for Technical Services. Continue reading Lorna Tang Receives Lifetime Achievement Award