Annual Reports: Meetings Committee

This past year the CALL Meetings Committee was responsible for organizing four business meetings and creating four post meeting member satisfaction surveys. Committee members include Andrea Szabo, Julie Swanson, Lorna Tang, Eugene Guidice, and Karl Pettitt with Beth Schubert and Jesse Bowman serving as co-chairs.

The four business meetings were held in September, November, February, and May. The May meeting extended an invitation to local library school students to attend free of charge. Below is a brief overview of each meeting. The Vice President was responsible for obtaining the speakers and sponsors.

September 27, 2013

  • Place: Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse
  • Sponsor: Law360
  • Speaker: Professor Randal Picker, University of Chicago Law School James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law
  • Attendance: 118

November 14, 2013

  • Place: Wildfire
  • Sponsor: Bloomberg Law/Bloomberg BNA
  • Speaker: Kip Kolkmeier, senior counsel to the Political Law and Government Relations practices at Perkins Coie in Chicago, and lobbyist for the Illinois Library Association
  • Attendance: 91

February 27, 2014

  • Place: Ditka’s
  • Sponsor: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business
  • Speaker: Alison Siegler, University of Chicago Law School Clinical Professor and Director for the Federal Criminal Justice Clinic
  • Attendance: 93

May 15, 2014

  • Place: Maggiano’s
  • Sponsor: Thomson Reuters
  • Speaker: Brian Bannon, Chicago Public Library Commissioner
  • Attendance: 119