Category Archives: Summer 2017

From the Editors

The end of the summer is drawing close (or has already passed, if Labor Day is your end; I’ll cling to the idea of summer as long as I can), and the CALL Bulletin is here to escort it out. This issue features recaps of AALL in Austin and ALA, which was here in Chicago this year.

We also feature our annual committee reports and information about nominations for the next year’s CALL Board of Directors. And I hope you’re ready for the MAALL, LLAW, MichALL, MALL, and CALL Joint Annual Meeting that will convene in Milwaukee this October. More information inside.

Happy reading,
Your Editors

President’s Letter

Hello CALL members!

It’s time to go back to school! Law firms are losing those summer associates and gaining the associates who just took the bar. Court libraries will see new clerks and miss the old summer externs. Law schools are gearing up for another semester with new students, new faculty, and the same old questions about how to use the printers.

No matter where we work, the new school year brings CALL members exciting learning opportunities. Continue reading President’s Letter

CALL Executive Board Meeting Minutes – June 2017

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

AALL Headquarters, 105 W. Adams St., Suite 3300

  • June 13, 2017 9:00 a.m.

Board Members Present

  • Clare Willis
  • Joe Mitzenmacher
  • Todd Ito
  • Tom Gaylord
  • Lindsey Carpino
  • Scott Vanderlin
  • Annie Mentkowski

Board Members Absent: None

Guests: None


Treasurers’ Report (Section IV):

a. Harris Bank Balance as of May 1, 2017: $26,368.07
b. Net Income as of May 1, 2017: -$2538.60
c. Membership Numbers as of June 12, 2017: 295 (76 Renewals; 9 New Members)

Significant Actions

  • None

Heading Back to Austin for AALL

In July I had the pleasure of returning to my hometown of Austin for the AALL Annual Meeting, which was made possible by a CALL grant. I attended educational sessions on topics that ranged from directly relevant to my current position in reference to others that were considerably less so (in a good way). Suffice to say, the programming was as spicy as the Tex-Mex, so I thought that I would highlight three sessions in this report and mention a few others that were of particular interest. Continue reading Heading Back to Austin for AALL

Attending ALA

Hello, fellow librarians. I know many of you just attended AALL this past July. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend; however, I was able to attend ALA—the American Library Association conference this past June. It was in Chicago at McCormick Place.

The best part about ALA is if you do not want to attend the entire conference, you can get an exhibit hall pass. The exhibit hall pass cost $75.00 dollars this year, but there was also an opportunity to get a free pass through RAILS (Reaching Across Illinois Library System). The exhibit hall is both amazing and overwhelming. Those of you who have attended before can attest to this. There are authors, illustrators, vendors, presentations, and programs all happening at the same time. Continue reading Attending ALA

Joint Annual Meeting 2017

MAALL, LLAW, MichALL, MALL, and CALL Joint Annual Meeting

October 19 – 21, 2017

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

MAALL, together with several local chapters (LLAW, MichALL, MALL, and CALL), is hosting its Annual Meeting at the Milwaukee Marriott Downtown on October 19-21. The Annual Meeting has great programs planned and will feature a poster session. CALL members Therese Clarke Arado and Clare Willis are on the Joint Education Committee and assisting with program planning.

You can read through the list of programs and speakers here.

Our very own CALL members who will be presenting are featured below:

Continue reading Joint Annual Meeting 2017

Nominations for the 2018-19 CALL Executive Board

The CALL Nominations and Elections Committee is seeking nominations for the following Executive Board positions for 2018-2019:

  • Vice-President/President-Elect (three year term)
  • Treasurer (two year term)
  • Director (two year term)

The CALL Handbook provides a description of each Executive Board position. Successful candidates will take office at the end of the May 2018 CALL Business Meeting.

Please send your nominations to Julie Pabarja at by Friday, September 15, 2017.

Archives Committee Annual Report

At the May 2017 CALL Business meeting, CALL celebrated its 70th Anniversary. The Archives Committee assisted the anniversary committee with information about CALL and photos for display at the May meeting. In addition to supplying this information, there were also some inquiries for archival materials and an in-person visit. Continue reading Archives Committee Annual Report