Summer 2014 Letter from the Editors

Editors’ note: This is an online facsimile of the Summer 2014 issue of the CALL Bulletin, which was originally published in PDF format.

It’s hard to believe summer is almost over! Classes have started for some of us and the students are back in school. For others, the students have left to return to school. Endings and beginnings combined on all fronts.

In that vein, we would like to thank this year’s members of the CALL Bulletin Committee for their help with editing and writing articles – in particular Lindsey Carpino, Kara Dunn, and Michael Verderame. And we look forward to working with the new Bulletin volunteers!

This Bulletin issue includes letters from both CALL’s immediate past president and current president – Maribel Nash (2013-2014) and Margaret Schilt (2014-2015).  Clare Willis wrote two pieces. In one, she gives highlights from the March, April, and May CALL Executive Board Meeting minutes.

Clare Willis summarizes the last meeting of the year for CALL – the May Business Meeting. The end-of-the-year meeting is always special. Clare does a great job of reporting on guest speaker, Brian Bannon (Chicago Public Library Commissioner)’s talk. Clare also lists the CALL grants and awards winners.

Keith Ann Stiverson received the Agnes and Harvey Reid Award for Outstanding Contributions to Law Librarianship. And, as featured in our Spring 2014 issue, Julia Wentz and Eloise Vondruska received CALL Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Also for your reading pleasure, we include special articles by two of our CALL Bulletin Committee members. Lindsey Carpino interviews Roy Brooks, Career Specialist/Practicum Coordinator at the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science and Paul D. Healey, Senior Instructional Services Librarian and Associate Professor of Library Service at the University of Illinois College of Law about the job market for library school graduates interested in law librarianship.

CALL Bulletin co-editor, and @GovDocsGuy, Kevin McClure, gives us the first of several articles on the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) Leviathan Forum on “Libraries and Government Information in the Age of Big Data” which took place at the University of Chicago Gleacher Center, April 24-25, 2014.

This issue also includes a flyer promoting the Mid-American Association of Law Libraries (MAALL) Annual Meeting in our great city, October 5-7, 2014. The keynote speaker will be Chicago Reader’s Steve Bogira who is also the author of Courtroom 302, “a book about the nation’s busiest felony courthouse, located in Chicago.” Two of our CALL Members are on the MAALL 2014 Education Committee – Scott Vanderlin and Deborah Rusin. This is a great opportunity to learn more about MAALL and look for more CALL-MAALL law librarian collaborations. Hope y’all can attend!

We hope you have found the CALL Bulletin issues this past year useful for your work. Look out for the Fall 2014 issue as it’s going to be packed with news from the upcoming CALL Business meeting and from AALL 2014 in San Antonio! And it’ll be colorful!