A retro-active welcome to 2021! Please forgive us for this belated issue, 2021 started with a bang. To mark the speedy passage of time, we offer what we can in this issue.
Included are the President’s Message from Lindsay Carpino and the Executive Board Meeting minutes for November, December, and January.
If you attended or not, you can read summaries of both the lively December Trivia Night and the first CALL Media Club: The Little Paris Bookshop.
We also welcome the incoming Executive Board Members: Scott Vandelin, Sarah Andeen, and Carrie Port. We hope you enjoy this Winter edition of the CALL Bulletin!
I hope everyone did their best to stay warm over the extra cold winter! As I write this message, the snow continues to fall. It has been a year since our last in-person business meeting in February, but CALL continues to keep our members engaged. We hosted a successful virtual business meeting on February 18, 2021 with speaker Robert Ambrogi. Ambrogi spoke about the Essential Role of the Law Librarian. We had 63 members join via Zoom. Continue reading President’s Message →
Our February business meeting convened on February 18 over Zoom and had 53 CALL members in attendance.
President Lindsey Carpino opened the meeting by reminding attendees that the CALL election is going on until March 15 and that this month the community service has arranged for CALL to support the DuSable Museum of African American History (more on these in the committee announcements below).
She also thanked our speaker Robert Ambrogi, noting that outside of a remote meeting it would be difficult to schedule a meeting with him present. Vice President Jamie Sommer introduced Mr. Ambrogi, who is a long-time expert on legal technology, practice, and ethics. He is the publisher and editor-in-chief of LexBlog.com and writes a technology column for Above the Law. Continue reading February Business Meeting →
Please congratulate me in welcoming our newly elected CALL Board:
We will congratulate you officially at our May Business Meeting.
I would like to thank the Nominations & Elections Committee for putting together a wonderful slate: Joe Mitzenmacher (Chair), Julie Melvin, Eugene Giudice and Todd Ito.
Thank you to those who were nominated:
Shari Berkowitz Duff (Vice President/President-Elect), Mike McMillan (Secretary) and Patricia Scott (Director). We appreciate your willingness to serve CALL.
The meetings committee hosted a holiday online trivia night on December 17, 2020. Ten excited and hopeful teams participated. Tanya Carlson, Konya Moss, Jessie LeMar, and Sandy Qiu of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom were the winning team with an assist from their families.
Jillian Baker hosted the trivia night and wowed us with her inventive questions. There were music hints to all the questions and the rounds consisted of pop culture, back to school, random questions, and two picture rounds featuring movies and license plates.
The Final 2 Questions are listed below. For fun see if you know the answers.
- Children Books: Released in 1987, what book was the result of more than two years of detailed work by illustrator Martin Handford, and spent 93 weeks in the number one spot on the New York Times Best Sellers List?
- Geography: Which US State has the most natural lakes?
The Meetings Committee is excited to host more events in the future.
Yaama.* A CALL grant facilitated my attendance at the 38th Annual Course of the International Association of Law Libraries (IALL) held in Sydney, Australia, October 27-30. “Law Down Under: Australia’s Legal Landscape” drew 132 delegates (attendees) from 21 countries with 48% being first-time delegates.
*The Gamilaraay language word for hello used in Northern NSW, Australia. Continue reading Highlights from IALL Annual Course in Sydney →
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. Continue reading From the Editors →
The CALL Bylaws clearly state:
2(b) For the Winter edition of the CALL Bulletin, the President’s Letter must begin with a quip about:
- staying warm
- slush season
Editor’s and Revisers’ Notes
Amended to remove “[Bears Super Bowl Champions]” (February 5, 2007) Continue reading President’s Message →
The CALL Nominations and Elections Committee is pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the election of the Board of Directors for the 2023-2024 CALL year: Continue reading 2023-2024 Executive Board Candidates →
Biographical Info: Resources Management Librarian at Northern Illinois University Law Library
I am responsible for the library’s electronic resources and interlibrary loan, as well as maintaining the websites for the library and the College of Law. I also work on acquisitions, statistics, ILS administration, and the institutional repository, and provide basic reference and circulation services as needed. Continue reading New Member Profile – Rachel Ford →
While the CALL executive board has regularly held leadership training meetings to connect with the newest committee chairs, this year the format was designed to encourage cross-committee collaborations.
This article provides a summary of the first steps, as well as some context to help CALL and the committees move forward with more of the collaborations proposed at the meeting. Continue reading Inaugural CALL Committee Summit →
Eight CALL volunteers, including two Kent Law School students, kicked off community service events in 2023 by volunteering at the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) on January 21, 2023. The GCFD supplies food to local food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters. Continue reading Volunteering at Greater Chicago Food Depository 2023 →
Who are we?
The Diversity and Inclusion Committee is a new CALL committee created as part of the new strategic goal to “Implement policies that ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion awareness, support, and initiatives.”
As a part of this new goal, we are charged with the following: Continue reading Introducing the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee →
November 08, 2022 9:03 a.m.
Board Members Present: Scott Vanderlin, Sarah Andeen, Mandy Lee, Jill Meyer, Jamie Sommers, Carrie Port,
and Todd Hillmer
Board Members Absent: None
Significant Actions: Continue reading November 2022 Board Meeting Minutes →
December 13, 2022 9:06 a.m.
Board Members Present: Scott Vanderlin, Sarah Andeen, Mandy Lee, Jill Meyer, Carrie Port,
and Todd Hillmer
Board Members Absent: Jamie Sommers
Significant Actions: Continue reading December 2022 Board Meeting Minutes →
Conference Call January 10, 2023 9:00 a.m.
Board Members Present:, Sarah Andeen, Mandy Lee, Jill Meyer, Carrie Port, Jamie Sommers,
and Todd Hillmer
Board Members Absent: Scott Vanderlin
Significant Actions: Continue reading January 2023 Board Meeting Minutes →
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