Board Members Present: Joe Mitzenmacher, Jessie LeMar, Clare Willis, Julie Swanson, Jesse Bowman, and Annie Mentkowski
Board Members Absent: Scott Vanderlin
Significant Actions: None
Treasurer’s Report (Section IV)
- Harris Bank Balance as July 31, 2018: $22,741.82
- Net Income as of July 31, 2018: $2,354.46
- Membership numbers as of August 13, 2018: 302
CALL held its September Business Meeting on September 20th at Wildfire. Eighty-six members attended the meeting. We welcomed several new members: Molly Caballero from Locke Lord, Michael Hensler from Kirkland & Ellis, Anne Hudson from DePaul University College of Law, and Mary Ellen Murphy from the American Dental Association.
The sponsor of the meeting was Deal Point Data. Tom Quinn spoke on behalf of the company. Mr. Quinn said that the company’s purpose is to help corporate research. He discussed a tool to search and monitor charters and bylaws. Quinn emphasized that Deal Point Data is a small company and it does all of its research, product development, and customer support in the United States.
Continue reading September 2018 Business Meeting →
Well the weather outside is Winter, but welcome to the Fall Issue of the Call Bulletin. This issue has several great articles from regular contributors, as well as two new authors to the Bulletin.
Continue reading Letter from the Editors →
Last week one of the Bulletin’s co-editors asked if I’d be interested in writing an article for the upcoming issue. I jokingly responded the only thing I could think of off the top of my head was my ongoing retirement planning (which, if you don’t know me, will hopefully involve lots of travel).
Barring any emergencies, I still have several years to go before I intend to retire. But a recent visit to a financial planner has gotten me thinking a lot about “what comes after work.” And it turns out that my offhand quip contained a nugget that could be worthy an article, namely:
Continue reading What Will Be Your Legacy? →
As the temperature drops and cramming for exams commences, the stress of law school often causes students to develop unhealthy behaviors and habits. Law libraries can use their space to help students remain healthy and motivated during this busy and overwhelming time.
Sunlight & Solitude
Natural light improves mood and productivity. The layout of the Northwestern Pritzker Legal Research Center allows for lots of natural light to come in by many study areas. Several large tables and comfortable chairs are positioned next to windows to allow students to soak up some Vitamin D while hard at work. The natural light hopefully counteracts some of the adverse effects of the harsh fluorescent lights throughout the law school. Libraries lacking windows could consider getting a SAD lamp or two to help students get through the long winter months.
Continue reading Promoting Wellness and Healthy Habits in Academic Law Libraries →
This year’s Special Library Association conference was held from 11 – 13 June 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. The theme of this year’s conference was “B’More” and there were ample opportunities for an information professional to gain the tools to truly Be More, from the educational sessions to the products on display in the exhibition hall. Continue reading Special Library Association Conference Report →
Board Members Present: Clare Willis, Todd Ito, Joe Mitzenmacher, Scott Vanderlin, Tom Gaylord, Lindsey Carpino, and Annie Mentkowski
Board Members Absent: None
Guests: Incoming Director Jesse Bowman, Incoming Vice President Jessie LeMar, and Incoming Treasurer Julie Swanson
Treasurer’s Report Section (IV):
- Harris Bank Balance as of April 30, 2018: $21,170.71
- Net Income as of April 30, 2018: -$ 2367.82
- Membership numbers as of May 7, 2018: 303
Dear CALL Colleagues,
Summer is transitioning to fall, and the business of CALL’s 2018-19 year is ramping up. However, before we look ahead, let’s take a quick look back and acknowledge some of the work that’s been taking place during the summer months. Continue reading President’s Letter →
Board Members Present: Clare Willis, Todd Ito, Joe Mitzenmacher, Scott Vanderlin, Jesse Bowman, Jessie LeMar, and Julie Swanson.
Board Members Absent: Annie Mentkowski
Treasurer’s Report Section (IV):
- Harris Bank Balance as of May 31, 2018: $20,387.36
- Net Income as of April 30, 2018: $1,584.47
- Membership numbers as of May 7, 2018: 308
Significant action: The Board passed a resolution to amend the CALL Bylaws. This amendment removes the Associate member category and removes the requirement that a retired member was an active member of the Association for at least 10 consecutive years.
Thanks to a grant from CALL, I was able to attend the “Law Books: History & Connoisseurship” course at Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut from June 10 – 15, 2018. Mike Widener, Rare Book Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research at Yale Law Library, and Ryan Greenwood, Curator of Rare Books and Special Collections at the University of Minnesota Law Library, co-taught the course. They were assisted by Douglas Lind, Director of the Law Library and Professor of Law at Southern Illinois University School of Law and AALL award-winning author of the two-volume work Lincoln’s Suspension of Habeas Corpus. Continue reading Yale Conference on Rare Books Report →