Government Relations Committee 2022-2023 Annual Report

Chair: Sarah Walangitan


  • Sally Hoterhoff
  • Joe Mitzenmacher
  • Sarah Reis

Board Liaison: Mandy Lee

Committee Charge: 

Government Relations Committee keeps apprised of government activity pertaining to libraries and information policy by staying informed of the work of the AALL Government Relations Committee and the Government Relations Office. Shares updates with the CALL community and promotes equitable access to justice and access to information. Advocates policy interests and views of CALL on issues affecting law libraries and legal information professionals in the Chicago area, Illinois, and neighboring states.


The committee met on October 7, 2022 via Zoom to discuss our goals and priorities for the year.

Committee Accomplishments: 

  • Kept committee members updated on AALL’s Government Relations Committee advocacy efforts, staffing changes, and events.
  • Solicited nominations from CALL for the AALL Advocacy Awards.
  • Sally Holterhoff kept track of and updated committee members on legislation from Indiana related to school library book bans. Our committee monitored ALA’s efforts to track and challenge various book bans.
  • Continued discussions about the CALL Finding Illinois Law’s online presence and how it can be more interactive and engaging. These conversations will continue for the CALL GRC.