Category Archives: 2021 Issues

Letter from the Editors

Happy Spring (issue – in reality it is summer outside!) CALL members. We hope you’ll find time to enjoy all of the great content in this Spring issue of the CALL Bulletin!

In this issue, we take a look at the AALL Management Institute and the Special Library Association’s Competitive Intelligence Certificate course; we also congratulate the CALL Award recipients and say goodbye to longtime CALL member, leader, and friend, John Klaus.

In addition to the regular features, including celebrating CALL member accolades, we congratulate Gretchen Van Dam on her retirement, say hello to new member Natasha Crespo, and wish farewell (not really) to Lindsey Carpino on her last letter as President.

As always, please reach out to the editors with any ideas or questions, and don’t forget to send your reports to Lindsey so they can be included in the Summer Issue of the Bulletin!

May Business Meeting: Diane Rodriguez (AALL Vice-President)

Our final business meeting of the year was held over Zoom. In addition to our CALL award winners, recognized below, President Lindsey Carpino also acknowledged CALL members that won AALL awards this year:

  • Stacia Stein won the Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award
  • Matt Timko won the AALL/Lexis Nexis Call for Papers Award in the New Member Division
  • Mandy Lee won the Minority Leadership Development Award
  • Clanitra Stewart Nejdl won both the Emerging Leader Award and the AALL Spectrum Article of the Year Award!

Continue reading May Business Meeting: Diane Rodriguez (AALL Vice-President)

Retiring Member Profile: Gretchen Van Dam

In December 2020, Gretchen Van Dam retired from U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Court Library after 20 years.

The CALL Bulletin interviewed Gretchen upon her retirement to ask her about her experiences and find out what CALL has meant (and continues to mean) to her.

Continue reading Retiring Member Profile: Gretchen Van Dam

CALL Mentorship and Leadership Development Committee 2020-2021 Annual Report

Sarah Andeen June 2021

Committee members included Sarah Andeen (chair), Brandy Ellis, Caroline Hersch, Sally Holterhoff, Heidi Kuehl, and Lyonette Louis-Jacques.

With the pandemic the 2020-2021 year was a bit odd, but we did hold an event that was very successful. Continue reading CALL Mentorship and Leadership Development Committee 2020-2021 Annual Report

CALL Meetings Committee 2020-2021 Annual Report


  • Carrie Port
  • Eugene Giudice – Co-Chair

Committee Members

  • Mike McMillan
  • Jill Meyer – committee member

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic precluded any in-person events.  The meetings committee, realizing the necessity to keep the librarian community connected, was able to put on a number of virtual events.  The events that the committee planned this year were as follows: Continue reading CALL Meetings Committee 2020-2021 Annual Report

From the Editors

A retro-active welcome to 2021! Please forgive us for this belated issue, 2021 started with a bang. To mark the speedy passage of time, we offer what we can in this issue.

Included are the President’s Message from Lindsay Carpino and the Executive Board Meeting minutes for November, December, and January.

If you attended or not, you can read summaries of both the lively December Trivia Night and the first CALL Media Club: The Little Paris Bookshop.

We also welcome the incoming Executive Board Members: Scott Vandelin, Sarah Andeen, and Carrie Port. We hope you enjoy this Winter edition of the CALL Bulletin!