CALL Continuing Education Committee 2021-2022 Annual Report

The Continuing Education Committee had a very successful year. We sponsored or co-sponsored nine successful presentations with a tenth that unfortunately needed to be rescheduled for the fall. Due to COVID restrictions, all of these were webinars:

Answering the CALL: Law Librarians & Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion presented by Tanesha Williams, Attorney and Digital Campaign Manager at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund’s Thurgood Marshall Institute. September 29th, 2021.

FBI presentation on Hate Crimes presented by Special Agents Joseph M. Holzman and Amillita Marayag. October 13th, 2021.

Nailing Your AMPC Proposal: Tips From the Trenches presented by CALL’s own Shari Berkowitz Duff and Lindsey Carpino. October 19th, 2021.

Meet the authors of Sneaker Law! presented by Sneaker Law authors Kenneth Anand and Jared Goldstein. November 10th, 2021.

Finding a Needle in the Haystack – Using to Identify Successful Patent Prosecution Petitions [vendor presentation] presented by Michael Spector, Co-founder, and Julie Burke, Advisor to December 8th, 2021.

Media and Information Literacy: Wading Through Disinformation and Coming Out Victorious presented by Kate Stockert, Manager of Reference and Research Services at K&L Gates LLP, based out of Seattle, Washington. January 12th, 2022.

Tell Your Story: Writing and Publishing for Law Librarians presented by Elyse Fox, author of Tell Your Story: Writing and Publishing for Law Librarians. March 23rd, 2022.

Proof of Provenance: Why Law Librarians Should Care About Blockchain presented by tech lawyer Nelson M. Rosario.  April 5th, 2022. 

Panel Discussion: Adaptive Leadership in the Context of the Pandemic and its Impact on Law Libraries [co-sponsored with the CALL Mentorship and Leadership Development Committee] moderated by Heidi Kuehl, featuring panelists Eugene Giudice, Joanne Kiley, and Mandy Lee. April 20th, 2022.

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 wonderful volunteer committee members.  Special shout-outs go to Mandy Lee and Bridget MacMillan who both recommended speakers to us this year.  

Most of these programs were recorded and available on the CALL website. The committee used Zoom to create webinar invites, host the programs, and record the programs. Zoom’s conference suite works very well for CALL’s current needs, but if the committee plans to host larger-scale programs in the future, we may need to upgrade to Zoom’s webinar system.

The committee has stayed within budget.  We did not need to pay any speaking fees this year.

We would like to thank our committee members including Shari Berkowitz Duff, Heidi Kuehl, and Simone Stone, for their commitment and hard work helping us put together excellent education programs this year, as well as our Board liaison Tom Keefe for all his helpful input.