Fall 2014 President’s Letter

margaretschiltBy Margaret Schilt, D’Angelo Law Library, University of Chicago

Dear CALL members,

The leaves begin to change and the weather shifts to cooler temperatures, just in time for many of our students to buckle down and focus on their classwork for the autumn semester or quarter. Business seems to pick up for everyone after Labor Day goes by, and CALL is no exception.

This issue is the beginning of a new era for the CALL Bulletin. Lyonette Louis-Jacques and Kevin McClure and the Bulletin Committee have moved the Bulletin to an online publication format, while preserving the ability to print and save each issue as a PDF file, for archiving purposes. This is truly the best of both worlds.

Online publication in WordPress allows the co-editors to publish more pictures and to highlight stories of particular interest easily. We are grateful to the Bulletin Committee for the careful and deliberate process they have employed to make this change, ensuring that the needs of the membership expressed in the survey responses from 2012 are met. And the Bulletin looks fabulous!

CALL’s September business meeting featured Elizabeth Clarke’s fascinating discussion of the Juvenile Justice Project. If you were unable to attend, Clare Willis has provided a complete roundup of the meeting in this issue. Now we look forward to the November business meeting on November 20, 2014, at another new venue, the Tortoise Club at 350 N. State Street.

Our Meetings Committee chairs, Jesse Bowman and Elizabeth Schubert, have been working hard to bring us all new dining experiences! The speaker for the meeting will be Professor Lori B. Andrews from Chicago-Kent, speaking on a topic of interest to us all: internet privacy. I hope you will all be able to attend.

I write this as I am preparing to attend the Mid-America Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, being held in Chicago October 5-7, 2014.  Two of our own CALL members, Therese Clarke Arado and Annie Mentkowski, have played a pivotal role in coordinating this meeting.

I am looking forward to the great programs outlined in the program schedule and will report in my next President’s letter! That will be – brrr! – the winter issue, although I am hoping that this year the vortex will be slightly less polar.

Till then,
Margaret Schilt
CALL President, 2014-2015