CALL Continuing Education Committee 2018-2019 Annual Report

We would like to thank the committee members including Lisa Winkler, Bob Winger, Virginia Brown, Simone Srinivan, Emily Byrne, Susan Seibert, Debbie Ginsberg, for their commitment and hard work helping us put together good education programs this year.

The Continuing Education Committee had a very successful year.  We sponsored or co-sponsored six successful presentations:

Continuing Education Committee Events

  • Dictating the Must-Haves and Proposing a Program for AALL 2019 (webinar, September 6, 2018)
  • An Introduction to Securities and Corporate Law Research (webinar, November 15, 2018)
  • Legal Analytics: Beyond the Buzz (webinar, December 14, 2018)
  • Roundtable on Engaging Active Learning in the Classroom (in-person, February 26, 2019)
  • Blockchain Technology: A New Approach to Provenance (in-person, March 12, 2019)
  • So What if it’s Not Perfect: Creating Training Videos Using What You Have (webinar, April 9, 2019)
  • Mini-AALL Session, (in-person, June 13, 2019)

The committee tried to identify topics that would interest  private law firm librarians,  academic, and  government librarians. All of the programs were driven by our fabulous volunteer committee members.  A special shoutout goes to Debbie Ginsberg who played a role in most of the programs.

Most of these programs were recorded and available on the CALL website.


The committee had discussions with the Board regarding the registration fee requirement to a program.  The committee feels strongly that education is a member benefit and the administrative tasks related to collecting a nominal fee was burdensome for the committee.  The Board discussed our concerns and decided to no longer make it mandatory to charge a fee but to leave it to the discretion of the committee on whether a registration fee would be charged.

The committee also asked the Board to review other options for a webinar platform.  CALL has been using due to the needs of the committee at the time and pricing.  However, other platforms now available are easier to use.  The Board will review this issue at renewal time later this year.

The committee has stayed within budget.  This is due to no speaker’s fees or added expenses.  The committee did spend some money to provide lunches at some of the programs.