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CALL Member Spotlight

The CALL Member Spotlight is a new featured column. We will share when members get a  new job, receive an award or recognition, speak at a conference or any other special news that members would like to share with CALL.

Job Updates

Congratulations to:

  • Carolyn Hersch who is now Senior Research Librarian at Ropes & Gray LLP.
  • Beth Mrkvicka who is now Reference Librarian at Neal Gerber Eisenberg LLP.
  • Benjamin C. Brighoff who is now a Competitive Intelligence Manager at Jenner & Block LLP.

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John DiGilio

John DiGilio

John DiGilio, Senior Director of Research & Intelligence for LAC Group’s LibSource division, will be ordained during a Pontifical Mass of the Apostolic Johannite Church on May 14th, 2016. We would like to congratulate John on his upcoming Ordination to the Sacred Order of the Priesthood. You can read more about John’s ordination here.

Deborah Rusin

Deborah Rusin, Director of Library & Research Services at Katten Muchin Rosenmann LLP,  was inducted into its 2015-2016 VIP Woman of the Year Circle by the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW). NAPW is a networking organization for professional women filled with over 850,000 members and over 200 Chapters. You can read more about Deborah’s prestigious award here.

Sandy Gold

Sandy Gold, served as Library Director and worked at Lord, Bissell and Brook which is now Locke Lord for 19 years from 1992-2011. She was also an active member in CALL, AALL, SLA, and ALA. It is with great sadness that we share that Sandy Gold passed away on March 1, 2016. Sandy’s obituary can be found here.

Beverly Burmeister

Beverly was a retired librarian from Valparaiso University. She was a Cataloging Services Librarian and Assistant Professor of Law Librarianship. She was also an active CALL member. It is with sadness that we share that Beverly passed away May 1, 2016. Beverly’s obituary can be found here.

Julie Pabarja

Congratulations to our CALL President Julie Pabarja on being elected Chair of the AALL Council of Chapter Presidents for 2016-2017.  The Council of Chapter Presidents provides greater collaboration and information flow between AALL’s chapters. Julie will also continue to serve on the CALL Board of Directors in 2016-17 as Past President.

2016 AALL Leadership Academy

Congratulations to Carolyn Hersch, Clanitra Stewart Nejdl, and Clare Willis for having been selected to participate in the  2016 AALL Leadership Academy! This leadership development event was held  on April 1-2 at the Hyatt Lodge in Oak Brook, Illinois.

CALL Library Achieves Milestone

Chicago Unbound
Chicago Unbound

Earlier this spring, the University of Chicago’s D’Angelo Law Library celebrated another milestone for its scholarship repository Chicago Unbound,  Only one year after reaching the 500,000 download mark, Chicago Unbound surpassed one million downloads in March 2016. This is quite an impressive achievement for a scholarship repository that is just over two years old. The success of Chicago Unbound is directly related to the talent and vision of the D’Angelo staff, especially Thomas Drueke, Faculty Services and Scholarly Communications Librarian and repository manager, as well as Todd Ito, Pat Sayre McCoy and Margaret Schilt.

2016 AALL Local Arrangements Committee Website Now Available

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You can view the Local Arrangement Committee (LAC) website here. The LAC is filled with our very own CALL members 🙂  The website features Chicago food and drink recommendations (Yum!), the Dine-Around locations and sign-ups, things to do in the Windy City, local library tour information and how YOU can volunteer and get involved at the annual meeting. This is truly a great website filled with useful information for making sure this year’s conference is a great one in our very own city!