Dear CALL members:
As we cling to the last days of Summer and prepare ourselves for the Fall, we are reminded that the remainder of 2018 will bring much activity. Soon enough the holiday season will be upon us, and with that the requisite Winter weather. In the spirit of savoring the rest of the Summer, we bring you the Summer 2018 issue of the CALL Bulletin, the final issue for the 2017-2018 CALL year.
This issue contains several conference reviews from CALL grantees. For example, Jesse Bowman shares his experiences at CALICon18. Eugene Giudice provides a report on his time at the 2018 Special Libraries Association conference. Finally, Lyonette Louis-Jacque discusses the “Law Books: History & Connoisseurship” course she took through Yale Law School. In addition to the grantee reports, this issue contains the year-end committee reports from each of the CALL committees.
We hope that you find this issue informative and that you enjoy the rest of your Summer!
Clanitra, Emily, and Matt
The 2017-2018 CALL Archives Committee was comprised of Committee co-chairs Patricia Sayre-McCoy and Clanitra Stewart Nejdl, as well as Committee members Brittany Adams and Matt Timko. This year, the Committee focused its efforts on determining the best path forward for the digitization of the CALL Archives. As part of this process, the Committee provided an updated inventory of the contents of the CALL Archives to the CALL Executive Board. Additionally, the Committee considered whether there are sufficient “in-house” resources to support the digitization of the Archives or whether the assistance of a third-party company would be needed. The Committee also continued work on a plan for the possible digitization of just the photos within the CALL archives.
At the 2017 MAALL, LLAW, MichALL, MALL, and CALL Joint Annual Meeting in October 2017, the CALL Archives was represented in a panel discussion entitled “Preserving Our Histories, Telling Our Stories: What’s in Your Chapter Archives?”. During this panel discussion, Committee Co-Chair Clanitra Stewart Nejdl shared information about the history, content, and policies of the CALL Archives. Throughout the year, materials were added to the CALL Archives as they were received from CALL members.
The 2017-18 Bulletin Committee started as co-editors Emily Barney, Juanita Harrell, and Philip Johnson and Committee members Tami Carson, Anne Danberg, Debbie Ginsberg, Jill Meyer, Clanitra Stewart Nejdl, and Matthew Timko. Our board liaison was Lindsey Carpino. Juanita transitioned to work in a non-law library in March, at which point Matthew Timko became a co-editor.
The Committee has published three issues this year, with the fourth issue set for publication within a week or so of the writing of this report. Our Summer issue contained most of the CALL Committee annual reports and a number of reports from various meetings and conferences. The Fall issue highlighted pieces on leadership and a fund read on chapter archives “on the road.” The Winter issue featured a piece by Debbie Ginsberg and recapped Lindsey Carpino, Annie Mentkowski, and Clanitra Stewart Nejdl’s presentation at the MAALL, LLAW, MICHALL, MALL and CALL Joint Annual Meeting.
After the publication of the spring issue, Philip will step aside as co-editor and will be replaced by Clanitra Stewart Nejdl.
Co-Chairs: Jamie Sommer & Julie Swanson
Members: Carrie Port, Pat Sayre-McCoy, Patricia Scott, Sarah Andeen
Board Liaison: Scott Vanderlin
A summary of community service activities follows: Continue reading CALL Community Service Committee 2017-2018 Annual Report
Lisa Winkler Continue reading CALL Continuing Education Committee 2017-2018 Annual Report
The 2017-2018 Corporate Memory Committee was Betty Roeske (chair), Judy Gaskell, Heidi Kuehl, Annie Mentkowski, Christine Morong and Susan Siebers.
The Committee spend the summer reviewing the 2016-2017 minutes via emails. A compiled spreadsheet was sent to Annie Mentkowski in the Fall.
The Committee met 3 times via telephone conference calls to review the 2017-2018 minutes.
The committee members appreciate Anne Mentkowski’s prompt distribution of the minutes after the CALL Board Meetings.
Special thanks to Christine Morong for setting up the conference calls.
I would like to thank the Committee members for volunteering for the Committee.
Members: Sally Holterhoff, Jeff Meyerowitz, Keely Ward
CALL Board Liaison: Todd Ito
The Government Relations Committee held a survey this year to get a better sense of CALL member’s representation and pertinent policy interests to CALL members. The policies were taken from AALL’s public policy initiatives,
The survey lasted three weeks and yielded 35 responses. Continue reading CALL Government Relations Committee 2017-2018 Annual Report
The 2017-2018 Grants and Chapter Awards Committee was charged with selecting grant recipients based on established criteria for CALL members to attend professional meetings and selecting recipients of the chapter awards. Continue reading CALL Grants and Chapter Awards Committee 2017-2018 Annual Report
The 2017-2018 Meetings Committee members were Todd Hillmer (co-chair), Tami Carson (co-chair), Brittany Adams, Sheri Lewis, Carrie Port, and Keely Ward. Joe Mitzenmacher was the Board liaison. Continue reading CALL Meetings Committee 2017-2018 Annual Report
Gretchen Van Dam
Julie Melvin Continue reading CALL Mentorship and Leadership Development Committee 2017-2018 Annual Report