This is my fifth and final President’s message to you (including the one bonus message from last year), because during the May CALL business meeting at Petterino’s, I passed the gavel to Jessie LeMar. We can all rest easy knowing that our association (and the gavel) will be in her capable hands for the upcoming year.
I want to take one final opportunity to thank the Board members, committee chairs, and committee members for volunteering their time to make this an eventful and productive CALL year. Here are some of the highlights from 2018-19: Continue reading President’s Letter→
The meeting was held at Wildfire (159 W. Erie Street) on Thursday May 10, 2018.
CALL President Clare Willis opened the meeting by welcoming the membership. There were 76 attendees at the meeting. Clare also summarized everything that CALL accomplished this past year: CALL awarded $5000 in grants, posted 17 positions, advocated for preserving net neutrality, established a professional development task force, hosted several continuing education events, and raised $1100 for local service organizations. She also mentioned that the Strategic Planning Committee was still working on a plan, but that the Board recently approved the committee’s proposed new mission statement: “CALL supports legal information professionals through advocacy, education, and engagement.” Clare also introduced and thanked the meeting sponsor, Wolters Kluwer. Continue reading May 2018 Business Meeting Roundup→
In August, CALL leadership visited the offices of Representative Mike Quigley to award him Legislator of the Year on the basis of his “outstanding leadership and commitment to open access to government information.” Rep. Quigley has represented the 5th Congressional District of Illinois since August, 2009 and is well known for his commitment to open government. Continue reading CALL Awards Representative Mike Quigley Legislator of the Year→
The Chicago Association of Law Libraries (CALL) grants the following awards each year in recognition of its members’ achievements:
The Agnes and Harvey Reid Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Librarianship (established in 1982) – presented annually at the May business meeting for outstanding service to the chapter during the previous year or for contribution to law librarianship.
Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Law Librarianship Award (established in 1993) – presented annually at the May business meeting for outstanding lifetime achievement in law librarianship.
Outstanding In-House Publication Award (established in 1993) – given to an individual or group who created in-house library materials (print or online) that are user and staff oriented, are relevant for law libraries, and are outstanding in quality.
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:
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→
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.
Award for Outstanding In-House Publication Honoree:
Sean 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.
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→
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→
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