Category Archives: Summer 2015

Issue 236

From the Editors

Greetings Colleagues,

Scott Vanderlin
Scott Vanderlin

As all Chicagoans know, Summer is the briefest and most precious season of the year.  The annual Summer issue of the Bulletin, in turn, is regarded by many as the sweetest of all Bulletins.  As such, I invite all of you to adjust your beach chairs, reapply sunscreen, and settle in for Issue 236 of the award winning CALL Bulletin. Continue reading From the Editors

President’s Letter

Dear CALL members,

This is my last letter to you as President of CALL.  At the May business meeting, I handed the gavel to Julie Pabarja, who will do an amazing job this next year as President.

It has been an exciting and productive year!  I want to take this opportunity to thank all of the people who volunteered their time, as committee chairs and committee members.  Together, we’ve accomplished a lot.  Just to name a few things: Continue reading President’s Letter

May 2015 Business Meeting Round-Up

CALL held its fourth and final business meeting of the year on May 14, 2015 at Wildfire Chicago, 159 W. Erie.  One hundred and nine members registered for the meeting.

President Margaret Schilt opened the meeting by recognizing the continuing and new Executive Board members:

  • Julie Pabarja, Incoming President
  • Stephanie Crawford, Treasurer
  • Robert Martin, Director
  • Todd Ito, Vice-President and President-Elect
  • Diana Koppang, Secretary
  • Konya Lafferty, Director

Continue reading May 2015 Business Meeting Round-Up

JoAnn Hounshell Receives Agnes and Harvey Reid Award

The Chicago Association of Law Libraries honors JoAnn Hounshell with the  2015 Agnes and Harvey Reid Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Librarianship.

JoAnn Hounshell has been committed to serving law librarianship and law libraries for over 25 years.  She is well known to CALL, having served on the Board three times.  She has been elected both Treasurer (2004-06) and Director (1998-99).  Most recently, she served as Vice President/President/Past President (2011-14). Continue reading JoAnn Hounshell Receives Agnes and Harvey Reid Award

2015 CALL Award Honorees

Each May, CALL recognizes individuals and institutions that have made significant contributions to the Association and profession. This year’s CALL honorees represent the best of what librarianship brings to the legal community. The following awards were presented at the May 14 CALL Business Meeting.

Sean Rebstock with CALL Award for Outstanding In-House PublicatiAward for Outstanding In-House Publication Honoree:

JoAnn Hounshell


Agnes and Harvey Reid Award for Outstanding Contributions to Law Librarianship Honoree:

Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees:


Sean Rebstock Wins In-House Publication Award

Sean Rebstock with CALL Award for Outstanding In-House PublicatiSean Rebstock of DLA Piper was honored with the 2015 CALL Award for Outstanding In-House Publication for Managing My eBrief, a video for attorneys that is useful, creative, well-designed, and fulfills its intended purpose.

Managing My eBrief is a five-minute video, created using Camtasia Studio 8 software, which concisely explains to DLA Piper attorneys how to use the law firm’s eBrief platform, from signing in, adding and organizing sources, and setting email alerts.

Making the video clearly required detailed planning and precise choreography of scripting, audio, and visual screenshots. The video is easy to follow for users who may not be familiar with the eBrief tool.

Mary Lu Linnane Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The Chicago Association of Law Libraries honors Mary Lu Linnane with the 2015 Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Law Librarianship Award.

In her 40 plus years of service to the profession and professional associations, Mary Lu Linnane has served on committees and in leadership roles almost too numerous to mention.

She began her career in 1974 as Head of Cataloging at the Lewis University Law Library (now Northern Illinois University (NIU)).  In 1979 she took the same position at the DePaul Law Library and a year later she became the Head of Technical Services later adding Associate Director.  She stayed in that position until her retirement in June 2014. Continue reading Mary Lu Linnane Receives Lifetime Achievement Award