All posts by Emily Barney

November Business Meeting

This first meeting back in person after a long period of virtual business meetings was held at  Wildfire on Erie on November 17, 2022, and attended by about 35 people in person.  Bloomberg Law sponsored the event.

The featured speaker was Aaron Annable, Consul – Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Service, Consulate General of Canada in Chicago, who shared about connectinos between our nations, services and goals the Consulate is focused on and answered questions Continue reading November Business Meeting

Outstanding In-House Publication Award: Appellate Brief Guide

While Debbie and I have been offering Word Workshops in our first year Legal Writing curriculum for 5+ years, this new guide was designed to focus on the resources offered for just one major assignment, breaking down each section to match the skills I show in my in-person workshops.

For Spring 2022, I knew I’d be seeing 250 students over the semester and I wanted to make the materials I’d created as accessible as possible. Continue reading Outstanding In-House Publication Award: Appellate Brief Guide

CALL Executive Board Minutes – December 2019

December 10, 2019 9:00 a.m.

Board Members Present: Jessie LeMar, Lindsey Carpino, Joe Mitzenmacher, Julie Swanson, Megan Butman, and Philip Johnson

Board Members Absent: Jesse Bowman

Significant Actions: None

Guests: Diana Koppang, Jean Wenger, Clare Willis, and Lisa Winkler

Treasurer’s Report (Section IV):

  1. Harris Bank Balance as of December 9, 2019: $10,111.10
  2. Net income as of December 9, 2019: ($1,480.84)
  3. Membership numbers to date – 212

Highlights from IALL Annual Course in Sydney

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

Recap: Creating a History Program For Your Organization

On October 1, 2019, Gretchen Van Dam, CALL member and Northern District of Illinois Court Historical Association Vice President and Archivist gave a presentation on the topic, “Creating a History Program for Your Organization: Lessons Learned from the Northern District of Illinois Court Historical Association.” The event took place at the Northern District of Illinois Court History Museum on the 21st floor of the Everett McKinley Dirksen U.S.  Courthouse.

Find an overview of the tour and questions that can guide you through creating a historical organization in this recap from our CALL Mentorship & Leadership Development Committee.
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Keith Ann Stiverson Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Keith Ann Stiverson with 2019 CALL Lifetime Achievement Award
Keith Ann Stiverson receives 2019 CALL Lifetime Achievement Award

The Chicago Association of Law Libraries honors Keith Ann Stiversion with the 2019 Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Law Librarianship Award.

When Keith Ann retired in 2018, it marked the end of a decades-long career that spanned roles, geography, and countless revolutions in the way information is distributed.  

Through it all, Keith has remained, as the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin once described her, in a turn of phrase that made all of us cringe, “One librarian who doesn’t keep quiet.”  We are all fortunate that she didn’t keep quiet, and we should now raise our own voices to thank her for that service. Continue reading Keith Ann Stiverson Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Chapman & Cutler wins In-House Publication Award

The winner of this year’s award for outstanding in-house publication is the Chapman & Cutler Research Services team.  

They used a graphic of a book flipping open into a computer that was created by the firm’s marketing department and adapted it to make promotional logos for their events and newsletters.  They made attractive, professional-looking signs.

The Grants and Awards committee was especially impressed with their big Bingo card. Attorneys could complete some of the basic research and library tasks on the card to try to earn Bingo. Continue reading Chapman & Cutler wins In-House Publication Award

Margaret Schilt Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The Chicago Association of Law Libraries honors Margaret Schilt with the 2019 Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Law Librarianship Award.

Margaret Schilt is retiring this June after 19 years as a librarian at the D’ Angelo Law Library at the University of Chicago.  The Lifetime Achievement Award is a fitting tribute to her career of active and engaged service to our profession. Continue reading Margaret Schilt Receives Lifetime Achievement Award