Category Archives: Summer 2014

Issue 232

Presidents’ Letter

Maribel NashDear All,

It’s hard to believe that the 2013-2014 CALL term has come to an end. Before I pass the President’s Letter to Margaret, I want to say a quick thanks to all of our wonderful committee chairs and committee members for the great work done this year!

Extra special thanks to the outgoing members of the 2013-2014 CALL Board–JoAnn Hounshell, Barry Herbert, and Pam Cipkowski–as well as the continuing Board members–Margaret Schilt, Clare Willis, and Jamie Sommer–for being so generous with every fourth Tuesday morning and spending it with me. I think we did great work! Continue reading Presidents’ Letter

Summer 2014 Letter from the Editors

Editors’ note: This is an online facsimile of the Summer 2014 issue of the CALL Bulletin, which was originally published in PDF format.

It’s hard to believe summer is almost over! Classes have started for some of us and the students are back in school. For others, the students have left to return to school. Endings and beginnings combined on all fronts.

In that vein, we would like to thank this year’s members of the CALL Bulletin Committee for their help with editing and writing articles – in particular Lindsey Carpino, Kara Dunn, and Michael Verderame. And we look forward to working with the new Bulletin volunteers! Continue reading Summer 2014 Letter from the Editors

Executive Board Meeting Minutes: March, April, May 2014

Complete, up-to-date CALL Board meeting minutes are available on the CALL website .

March 2014 CALL Executive Board Meeting

  • AALL Headquarters, 105 W. Adams St., Suite 3300 (enter on Clark St.)
  • March 11, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Board Members Present: Pam Cipkowski, Barry Herbert, JoAnn Hounshell, Maribel Nash, Margaret Schilt, Jamie Sommer, Clare Willis Continue reading Executive Board Meeting Minutes: March, April, May 2014

Federal Government Information on the Web: Here Today … Where Tomorrow?

The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) devoted a recent two-day program to the vulnerability of digital government information, and one of the highlights was an important discussion of the special risks for “born-digital” information published online by the federal government, led by Jim Jacobs, Data Services Librarian Emeritus of the University of California at San Diego.

His presentation, “Government Records and Information: Real Risks and Potential Losses,” came on the second day of CRL’s April 24-25 conference, “Leviathan: Libraries and Government Information in the Age of Big Data,” held at the University of Chicago’s Gleacher Center.

“No one knows … how much has been created or where it all is”

Continue reading Federal Government Information on the Web: Here Today … Where Tomorrow?

AALL2go Pick of the Month: What Makes a Librarian Worth a Million Bucks?

AALL’s Continuing Professional Education Committee presents the AALL2go pick of the month:

What Makes a Librarian Worth a Million Bucks? Valuing Staff, Resources, and Services When Dollars are Scarce

In recent years, libraries have been faced with ever-increasing budget cuts. Therefore, librarians must be able to accurately and concretely demonstrate the value of the library to their law firms and law schools. Continue reading AALL2go Pick of the Month: What Makes a Librarian Worth a Million Bucks?

The Law Library Job Market

For those of us soon-to-be library school graduates, we are in the process of starting our careers and finding our first jobs. As a soon-to-be graduate myself, I wanted to find out more about the current status of the law library job market.

In order to do so, I interviewed both Roy Brooks, Career Specialist/Practicum Coordinator at the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science, and Paul D. Healey, Senior Instructional Services Librarian and Associate Professor of Library Service at the University of Illinois College of Law. Continue reading The Law Library Job Market

Mastering the Art of Budgeting: A Librarian’s Approach

Registration is Open!

With the constant pressure to utilize dollars effectively, librarians need to understand what it costs to run their department.

According to a recent Citibank survey, library expense is one of the top five expenses for a law firm. Most of our libraries have budgets that are larger than the majority of small businesses in the U.S.

Join us for our September webinar, Mastering the Art of Budgeting: A Librarian’s Approach, on Thursday, September 18, at 11 a.m. CDT where three panelists will discuss budgeting processes, why it’s important for librarians to be involved, and insights from finance about what’s important to the firm.

Librarians should be seen as fiscally responsible when it comes to preparing and administering the library budget. Registration is now open.

This webinar is $30 for AALL members and $60 for nonmembers, and site registration (one per physical location) is $150.

Join us for the MAALL Annual Meeting in Chicago

October 5‐7, 2014

Rapid change is a standard part of the law librarian’s professional life. The Annual Meeting of the Mid‐America Association of Law Libraries will offer programming and networking opportunities to help you thrive amid an evolving legal and technological landscape.

MAALL logoWe invite you to join us for an informative and interactive conference at the MAALL member rate.

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