Continuing Education Committee Annual Report

During the 2016-2017 year, the CALL Continuing Education Committee, co-chaired by Carolyn Hersch and Jesse Bowman, organized and hosted two events, “Switching Library Settings: A CALL Continuing Education and Mentorship Collaboration” and “E-Discovery Webinar.”  Details of these events were as follows:

Switching Library Settings: A CALL Continuing Education and Mentorship Collaboration

  • Held at Jenner & Block on Wednesday, January 25, 2017
  • Panelists described their experiences, discussed how they transitioned their skillset, and gave advice to other librarians considering making a library setting change.
  • The panelists included:
    • Annie Mentkowski, Agency Librarian at United States Railroad Retirement Board
    • Valerie Carullo, Client Success Manager, Government and Courts at Bloomberg
    • JoAnn Hounshell, Technical Services Librarian at Sidley Austin
    • Katie Leonard, Senior Director of Client Engagement at LibSource

E-Discovery Webinar

  • Held virtually, using Join.Me software, on Tuesday, February 28, 2017
  • This webinar offered an overview of eDiscovery and included discussion of “A Day in the Life of an eDiscovery Professional.”
  • The speakers included:
    • Candi Smith, Litigation Support Project Manager, Winston & Strawn LLP
    • Derek Boor, Supervisor, Litigation Support, Dentons US LLP

The Continuing Education Committee also confirmed speakers for a CALL Institute Day, but the event did not come to fruition. If it would be of assistance to future committees, the names and contact information for our three confirmed speakers is as follows:

  • Debbie Ginsberg, Educational Technology Librarian, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Library, (speaking on advanced Microsoft Excel skills)
  • Lance Odegard, National Director of Technology, Thomson Reuters (speaking on AI and the law)
  • Catherine Sanders Reach, Director, Law Practice Management & Technology, The Chicago Bar Association, (speaking on using technology to manage information overload)

Webinar Purchase:

The Continuing Education Committee purchased on February 22, 2017.

The purchase is good for a year.