Category Archives: 2019 Issues

UELMA Update: An Interview with Jacob Jost, Illinois Supreme Court Reporter of Decisions

Five years ago, the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA) was signed into Illinois law. Our state was the 11th one to enact this uniform law; at this point it has been enacted in 21 states (Texas, most recently) plus the District of Columbia.

Starting in 2016, the official online versions of Illinois Supreme and Appellate Court opinions have been affixed with a digital signature. These signatures are administered by the Reporter of Decisions and certify that the opinion is a true copy of the official opinion.

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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

CALL Archives Committee 2018-2019 Annual Report

The 2018-2019 CALL Archives Committee was comprised of Committee co-chairs Matt Timko and Brittany Adams, as well as Committee members Anne Danberg, Pat Sayre-McCoy, and Clanitra Stewart Nejdl. Board Member Annie Mentkowski served as liaison.

The main effort and accomplishment of the Committee for this year was relocating the Archives from Northern Illinois University, which is more than 60 miles away from CALL/ABA Headquarters, to a more centralized location in the city. Continue reading CALL Archives Committee 2018-2019 Annual Report

CALL Executive Board Meeting Minutes – September 2019

September 10, 2019 9:00 a.m.

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

Board Members Absent: None

Significant Actions: None

Guests: Meetings co-chairs Eugene Giudice and Carrie Port (phone), and Membership chair Todd Ito (phone)

Treasurer’s Report (Section IV):

  1. Harris Bank Balance as of September 9, 2019: $14,288.20
  2. Net income as of September 9, 2019: $429.27
  3. Membership numbers to date – 210. Renewals continue to come in.

Letter from Editors

In this final issue of the 2018-2019 CALL session, we take the time to consider our accomplishments as a community and what we hope to achieve in the 2019-2020 session. Each of our 14 committees submitted their reports. This year our committees introduced seasonal happy hours, sponsored or co-sponsored six educational presentations, relocated our archives, revised Article IV of our bylaws, and more!  Looking forward, Jessie LeMar, president of CALL, provides words of encouragement heading into the 2019-2020 session.

We also congratulate the recipients of our annual awards: Julie Pabarja, Margaret Schilt, Keith Ann Stiverson, and Chapman & Culter.

Finally, we hear from Heidi Kuehl about the AALL Day of Advocacy, and Sarah Sherman interviews Jacob Jost from the Illinois Supreme Court on recent updates to UELMA.

President’s Letter

Dear Colleagues,

It seems like just last week we were kicking off the new year with our first meeting at Wildfire, and here we are, already lacing up our boots and digging out our mittens to head out to Ditka’s for the November Business Meeting.

Winter is officially upon us. While many of us wish for the return of sunshine and warmth, winter can be a great time to dig into those projects we tend to put aside in the frantic summer and fall months’ influx of new students and new associates.

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From the Editors

Welcome to this rather short, but very important Fall 2019 issue of the CALL Bulletin.  Inside you will find the regular business information of CALL, including a recap of the September 2019 Business Meeting as well as the complete slate of candidates for the 2020 CALL Board.

Anne Hudson, recipient of a CALL grant, reviews the 2019 AALL meeting, and with it fond memories of summer.  Additionally, Matt Timko provides musings on “maintaining” a work-life balance.

Fall is the perfect time to get cozy and comfortable with the CALL Bulletin, so enjoy!