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CALL Interviews from the AALL Exhibit Hall

As part of our ongoing coverage of the AALL Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, CALL members have been conducting brief interviews with each other and with non-CALL members to get a sense of how the conference is going and what some of the best programs have been so far.  Here are some of the responses we have received.

Trez Drake

Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Librarian
Northwestern Law School Pritzker Legal Research Center

Trez Drake

What is the best program or event that you have attended at this year’s conference?

Hackathon.  I don’t code, but it was nice to be in a room and brainstorm with people about an interface that will be helpful to the law library community.  It was great to learn how the processes of coding and development work.” Continue reading CALL Interviews from the AALL Exhibit Hall

CALL–Big Winners in Philadelphia

As most of our members know, our chapter was awarded two separate AALL Awards at this year’s annual meeting. These awards were for Best Use of Technology and Best Newsletter within the “Excellence in Marketing” category.  Here we are, front and center, for all of AALL to marvel at:

Scott highlights CALL's success
Scott Vanderlin shows off CALL’s accomplishments

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Eating: Reading Market & Beyond

We’re looking for restaurant reviews! Have you been eating out in Philadelphia? Do you have a favorite from a previous visit you can’t wait to try again? Help us expand this post throughout the conference!

Reading Terminal Market

neon sign

The Reading Terminal Market has a very long list of restaurants – you may want to consult a map if you visit during a busy period to see where to get started. Tables are arranged in long aisles and may require some scouting to find a location at the busiest hours: Continue reading Eating: Reading Market & Beyond

Philadelphia Mural Walk – Enjoy in Person or Online!

If you’re at the AALL Conference in Philadelphia this week and want to get out of the convention center and explore, taking the self-guided tour (pdf) of the Philadelphia Mural Walk through “The Mural Mile” can be a great option.

Interactive Mural Walk

Not here? This tour includes interviews available via phone or download as “podcast” mp3s – I’ve included the phone numbers with images of each artwork below so you can follow along from any location.

You can also download the audio files directly from the Mural Mile website (zip file). Combining the audio tour with the murals will help you explore not only the creativity and local history of these works, but also learn about community programs: Continue reading Philadelphia Mural Walk – Enjoy in Person or Online!

CALL Member Leaders in AALL and SLA

As CALL’s new Executive Board begins their term on June 1, I would like to recognize CALL members who will be taking on leadership roles within AALL and SLA in 2015-2016.  Their commitment to these associations and our profession is a great reflection on them as individuals and on CALL.  CALL wishes them great success in the upcoming year.

American Association of Law Libraries

Executive Board –

  • Keith Ann Stiverson will be AALL President .

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CALL Speakers at the AALL Annual Meeting

The 108th AALL Annual Meeting and Conference  will be held on July 18-21 in Philadelphia, PA .  This conference is a great opportunity to network with colleagues and attend educational programs to learn more about the issues that we encounter in our jobs and to help enhance our professional development.  CALL will be represented during the conference through leadership, events, awards and programs.  CALL offers its support and best wishes for a great conference.

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CALL Member Activity at the AALL 2015 Conference in Philly

The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) holds its 108th Annual Meeting & Conference (Twitter hashtag #AALL15) in Philadelphia, July 18-21, 2015. The theme is “The Power of Connection”. Many CALL members will attend, with several participating as speakers, moderators, or coordinators of educational programs. CALL members will chair or attend meetings of councils, committees, caucuses, and special interest sections (SISes), while others will attend meetings for CALL and AALL officers.

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CONELL at San Antonio

By Lindsey Ann Carpino, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduate School of Library and Information Science

As I began to explore the idea of attending my first AALL Annual Meeting & Conference in San Antonio, many of my mentors informed me of the Conference of Newer Law Librarians (CONELL). My mentors shared their positive experiences and how they still remain in contact with the friends they met during CONELL.

I became increasingly excited about this unique opportunity to connect with other law librarians who shared the same stage in their career. CONELL typically takes place the Saturday before the conference begins and offers newer librarians the chance to meet the AALL Executive Board, and network and bond during a luncheon and afternoon tour of the hosting city.

During the conference, the CONELL attendees wore ribbons that signified their newer member status. While I was hesitant to declare my novice status, I was quickly relieved when shortly after donning the ribbon with my friends, a longtime member who was excited to welcome us stopped to chat with us. I instantly became proud to announce my newly acquired status as a newer member of AALL. Continue reading CONELL at San Antonio

Forget the Alamo: Four Busy Days in San Antonio

By Joanne Kiley

Thank you, Chicago Association of Law Libraries and Grants Committee, for the opportunity to attend a AALL conference. Here is where I disclose something shameful. I had not attended a AALL conference since 2002 (and had only attended one other major association conference from 2002 to 2014). I know, terrible. Much has changed at AALL, and it is very good. I learned so much and met many new people. All of this will benefit my work at the office, for CALL, and for the AALL Leadership Development Committee.

My first day was spent in the Leadership Training Session led by Paul Meyer, of Tecker International, discussing the importance of associations and how to sustain them. We discussed the need for our association to do something of true benefit for its members and the need for involved and invested members. Continue reading Forget the Alamo: Four Busy Days in San Antonio

A Fun and Enriching Experience, Deep in the Heart of Texas

By Jesse Bowman, Electronic Research, Technology, and Instructional Services Librarian, Pritzker Legal Research Center, Northwestern University School of Law

With the generous assistance of the CALL Grants Committee, I attended the AALL Annual Meeting & Conference in San Antonio, Texas from July 12-15. Amidst the educational programming, networking opportunities, Tex-Mex cuisine, and unparalleled margaritas, I had a fantastic experience. In this article, I will relay a few thoughts and observations about my time in the Lone Star State.

Bexar County Courthouse ~ Photo by Jesse Bowman
Bexar County Courthouse ~ Photo by Jesse Bowman

I arrived in San Antonio feeling excited but very nervous. I was scheduled to speak at “Deep Dive: Inventing the New Classroom,” a session focusing on legal research instruction. In particular, I planned to speak on how social media tools, such as Facebook and Twitter, can be used when teaching today’s legal research students. Although I felt prepared, I found myself feeling surprisingly anxious about speaking to an audience of professional colleagues. As such, after getting checked in at the Convention Center, I spent the eve of the Opening General Session back at the hotel, reviewing my notes and aiming to awake ready and refreshed. Continue reading A Fun and Enriching Experience, Deep in the Heart of Texas