CALL Mentorship & Leadership Development Committee (MLDC) 2018-2019 Report

This year the Mentorship & Leadership Development Committee focused on cultivating mentorship through informal brown-bag gatherings, providing support for our members by reviewing program and article submissions (thank you Heidi and Debbie), and welcoming new members at CALL Business Meetings (thank you Mandy and Sally).

We encouraged new members to apply for grants and attend AALL’s CONELL, with two new members attending with grants.  We encourage everyone to visit the MLDC calendar to find upcoming conferences and publishing opportunities, which is designed give members grant ideas (thank you Lyo and Sarah for all of your hard work on this).

Learn more about this year’s informal brown-bag gatherings below!

MLDC Events:

CALL AALL Program Proposal Process Webinar

(Continuing Education Presentations, September 6, 2018)


  • Debra Denslaw, Faculty Services Librarian Valparaiso University Law School Library
  • Deborah Ginsberg, Educational Technology Librarian IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law

New Member Mentorship Brown Bag

January 24, 2019 from 12-1 pm
Chicago-Kent College of Law 565 W. Adams St. Chicago IL 60661


  • Lindsey Carpino, Digital Resource Analyst, Sidley Austin LLP
  • Debbie Ginsberg, Educational Technology Librarian at Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Mandy Lee, Research & Instructional Services Librarian at Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Annie Mentkowski, U.S. Railroad Retirement Board Agency Librarian

Mentorship and Leadership Development Committee (MDLC) Mentorship/Networking Event

February 25, 2019 from 12-1pm
AALL Headquarters 105 W Adams St Suite 3300, Chicago, IL 60603


  • Brittany Adams, Special Collections, Archival and Digitization Services Librarian, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
  • Sarah Andeen, Director of Knowledge and Research Services, Chapman and Cutler LLP
  • Lindsey Carpino, Digital Resource Analyst, Sidley Austin LLP
    Vani Ungapen, Executive Director, AALL

UPCOMING: Mentorship Lunch at Revival Food Hall

May 23, 2019 from 11:30-12:30pm
Revival Food Hall, 125 S. Clark


  • Sally Holterhoff, Associate Professor Emerita at Valparaiso University Law School Library
  • Mandy Lee, Research & Instructional Services Librarian at Chicago-Kent College of Law

MLDC Committee Work

Thank you to the MLDC committee for all of their hard work this past year! Committee Members included:

We had three sub-committees focused on (1) new members/mentorship, (2) professional development encouragement and (3) workshop for submitting writing and program proposal help.

We launched a MLDC page on the CALL website featuring MLDC events, mentorship form, committee information and who to contact for getting involved and submitting programs. Also, this page features a list CALL member publications and presentations from the past year.