Natasha Crespo is a 2021 graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law and just started her two year public interest fellowship for Indiana Disability Rights. She worked as a reference librarian at Purdue University before deciding to attend law school. She became a member of CALL in May 2021. Continue reading New Member Profile: Natasha Crespo
The Chicago Association of Law Libraries honors Keith Ann Stiversion with the 2019 Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Law Librarianship Award.
When Keith Ann retired in 2018, it marked the end of a decades-long career that spanned roles, geography, and countless revolutions in the way information is distributed.
Through it all, Keith has remained, as the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin once described her, in a turn of phrase that made all of us cringe, “One librarian who doesn’t keep quiet.” We are all fortunate that she didn’t keep quiet, and we should now raise our own voices to thank her for that service. Continue reading Keith Ann Stiverson Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
The Library of International Relations was established in 1932 on the basis of documents provided by the League of Nations Association. The original LIR was hosted in a room provided by the John Crerar Library and staffed by Miss Eloise G. ReQua, founder and first director of the Library of International Relations. Continue reading The Library of International Relations
As we get to the end of fall, it seemed timely to revisit associate and law student training topics discussed at this summer’s AALL Annual Meeting and see if anyone had implemented new associate training initiatives or new approaches to legal research classes this fall. The post about the Attorney Research Skills session is available here.
By Debbie Ginsberg, Educational Technology Librarian at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Library
“In the Wake of the Kia Audit,” a 2015 AALL session, focused on the importance of technology skills and training programs for law students and new lawyers, and on how librarians can be a part of the process. Continue reading Keeping the Conversation Going: Session Summary from AALL 2015, In the Wake of the Kia Audit
The CALL Bulletin Committee would like to congratulate Keith Ann Stiverson on her role as AALL President. [For more details, see the August 17, 2015 AALL press release and the August 14, 2015 Chicago Daily Law Bulletin at 3] Keith Ann has chosen the theme of “Make It New: Create the Future” for the 2016 Annual Meeting in Chicago. I know we are all looking forward to this conference!
Best of luck to you, Keith Ann!
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.
Agnes and Harvey Reid Award for Outstanding Contributions to Law Librarianship Honoree:
Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees:
CALL held its second Business Meeting of the year at Tortoise Club, 350 N. State St. on November 20, 2014. President Margaret Schilt called the meeting to order at noon and praised the Meetings Committee for finding a great new venue. Margaret then welcomed several new members.
Scott was honored for his creation of the Chicago-Kent College of Law Library’s new video tour. He developed a video that balances the needs of the library user and the librarian. The video engages the user with a clean professional look and provides useful information. At the same time, the creative format of the video makes it easy for librarians to edit.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8O9Bd0zW9o]
Even though the video consists of a series of photographs and no actual moving images, Scott zoomed and panned over the pictures to give the look of movement, which keeps the viewer engaged. The use of color along with black and white photographs of people and places keeps the video visually interesting.
The music, obtained with a librarian-friendly Creative Commons license, provides a professional touch to the video. An honorable mention goes to Kim Koppen, Library Technology Specialist, for her narration of the video.
The Agnes and Harvey Reid Award is given for Outstanding Contributions to Law Librarianship.
Keith Ann’s passion is government relations and public policy. She has served as chair of the CALL Public Affairs Committee (now the Government Relations Committee), the AALL Government Relations Committee and the AALL Copyright Committee, as well as, serving on the AALL Task Force on the Federal Depository Library Program, and the AALL Government Policy Advisory Group. Continue reading Keith Ann Stiverson Receives Agnes and Harvey Reid Award