Sharon L. Nelson

  • CALL Position: Bulletin Committee, Guest Editor (Winter 2016 issue)
  • Associate Director for Systems and Emerging Technologies at David C. Shapiro Memorial Law Library, Northern Illinois University College of Law
David C. Shapiro Memorial Law Library, Northern Illinois University College of Law

What Will Be Your Legacy?

Last week one of the Bulletin’s co-editors asked if I’d be interested in writing an article for the upcoming issue. I jokingly responded the only thing I could think of off the top of my head was my ongoing retirement planning (which, if you don’t know me, will hopefully involve lots of travel).

Barring any emergencies, I still have several years to go before I intend to retire. But a recent visit to a financial planner has gotten me thinking a lot about “what comes after work.” And it turns out that my offhand quip contained a nugget that could be worthy an article, namely:

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Looking Back on the CALL Website

It may be hard to believe, but CALL has had a website for over 20 years. In honor of CALL’s 70th anniversary here are a few notable events in the evolution of CALL’s web presence, drawn from the CALL Bulletin and minutes of the CALL executive board.  Thanks to the Internet Archive, we even have a few screenshots of what earlier pages looked like. I hope you will enjoy this look back at how the CALL website evolved. Continue reading Looking Back on the CALL Website

Introduction to Chicago International

Photo of Matthew Timko
Matthew Timko

Chicago, for all of its local flare and idiosyncrasies, is really a city of the world, chock full of foreign influences and international customs.  Since nothing exists in a vacuum, Chicago’s international personality impacts the makeup and quality of materials and resources within the city’s law libraries.

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Sharon Nelson

In this special section, Chicago International,  guest editors Sharon Nelson and Matthew Timko have received and compiled many great articles demonstrating the rich international institutions and resources that the city has to offer law librarians and interested residents alike.

Karl Pettitt has created a city map with the locations of many ethnic heritage museums, and Jill Meyer has included a review of one such museum, the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture.  Delving into the unique international collections within the city, Jean Wenger goes through Cook County’s foreign and international collections and services while Anne Abramson describes John Marshall’s Chinese Intellectual Property materials. Continue reading Introduction to Chicago International