Presidents’ Letter

Maribel NashDear All,

It’s hard to believe that the 2013-2014 CALL term has come to an end. Before I pass the President’s Letter to Margaret, I want to say a quick thanks to all of our wonderful committee chairs and committee members for the great work done this year!

Extra special thanks to the outgoing members of the 2013-2014 CALL Board–JoAnn Hounshell, Barry Herbert, and Pam Cipkowski–as well as the continuing Board members–Margaret Schilt, Clare Willis, and Jamie Sommer–for being so generous with every fourth Tuesday morning and spending it with me. I think we did great work!

As we enter 2014-2015, I most look forward to seeing what our new Mentorship and Leadership Development Committee can do in the next year to help foster leadership skills and involvement in CALL among our members.

I can’t wait to see what else we can accomplish with the additions of Julie Pabarja, Stephanie Crawford, and Robert Martin to this year’s Board. If Margaret’s first two meetings are any indication, this is going to be an exciting and productive year!

Maribel Nash
CALL President 2013-2014 


margaretschiltDear CALL members,

It is the last week in August and summer is nearly over. A new year begins for Law School students and the pace of business picks up. The same is true for the Chicago Association of Law Libraries.Our year officially begins after the May business meeting, but really picks up speed as we move towards the first business meeting of the year, on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Pazzo’s.

Please come and join your colleagues and friends to reconnect after the summer and hear a great speaker: Elizabeth Clarke, President and Founder of Juvenile Justice Initiative, on juvenile justice reform.

CALL committees have already begun their work. Chairs of all the committees attended a CALL Leadership training session held at DLA Piper on August 7, 2014, to acquaint (or in many cases, reacquaint!) themselves with their charges, duties and plans for the upcoming year.

That meeting also offered a great opportunity for committee chairs to talk with each other, exploring collaborative relationships to build on and strengthen CALL’s work in the upcoming year. Look forward to hearing from the Continuing Education Committee on useful programs for our membership, from the Government Relations Committee with updates on important issues, the CALL Bulletin for interesting and informative articles and to the posts on the CALL website about other activities of our chapter.

If you have not volunteered for a committee yet, but would still like to, the door is not closed! See the Committee descriptions on the CALL website, and drop me an email about the one that interests you.

We are looking forward to an active and exciting year!

Margaret Schilt

CALL President, 2014-2015