It seems fitting that the Winter issue of the CALL Bulletin is coming out now. Punxsutawney Phil did predict six more weeks of winter. Winter might be finally upon us in Chicago. This issue is complete highlighting the amazing work CALL continues to do. From community service, DEI initiatives, welcoming new members and continuing our leadership with executive board elections.
We would like to introduce our new Diversity and Inclusion Committee as part of the new strategic goal to “Implement policies that ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion awareness, support, and initiatives.” This committee is headed up by Ariel Scotese, Julia Pabarja, Juanita Harrell, Jonathan Hawkins and Lucy Kelly. This issue features a new member profile on Rachel Ford. Please enjoy getting to know more about Rachel, the Resources Management Librarian at Northern Illinois University Law Library.
The Community Service Committee recaps our volunteer day at the Greater Chicago Food Depository held on January 21, 2023. Thank you to members for their help volunteering: Jill Meyer, Leah Whitesel, Carrie Port, Shabnam Mahammadli, Khrystyna Slyusarchuk, Beth Schubert, Mandy Lee and Mike McMillan.
The CALL Nominations and Elections Committee shares more on the slate of candidates for the election of the Board of Directors for the 2023-2024 CALL year:
Voting opens on Monday, February 20, 2023 and the last day to submit your ballot is Tuesday, March 14, 2023, by 11:59 p.m. (PST).
Thank you for reading along with us.
From the Editors,
Emily Barney, Lindsey Carpino and Matt Timko