Category Archives: 2022 Issues

President’s Letter

As a kid, all I ever wanted to be was CALL President. 

“Mom, Dad–I need the new edition of The Bluebook.”

“No, I most certainly cannot come out to play. I have to practice Shepardizing. Lose this address.”

“You know what, Grandma–you keep this birthday money. It won’t do me any good to get used to having it.”

Then you grow up, see your dreams realized, and find out that it’s never how you thought it would be. Case in point, here are a few things they don’t teach you in CALL President School: Continue reading President’s Letter

2022 Agnes and Harvey Reid Honoree: Joe Mitzenmacher

The Agnes and Harvey Reid Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Librarianship is presented annually to librarians who have provided outstanding service to the chapter during the previous year or for contribution to law librarianship.

The 2022 Winner is Joseph Mitzenmacher.  Please learn more about Joe and help us wish her a well deserved congratulations! Continue reading 2022 Agnes and Harvey Reid Honoree: Joe Mitzenmacher

In Celebration of 75 Years of CALL

This year, CALL is turning 75 years old. As we all know, the traditional gift for a 75th anniversary is a diamond, but the lesser-known tradition for 75th Anniversaries of law library organizations is being on a boat–the bigger the better. And so, on a beautiful evening in June, CALL members new and old gathered on the deck of the Columbia Yacht Club to celebrate the organization that has meant so much to so many of us over the years. Continue reading In Celebration of 75 Years of CALL

AALL Past President Diane Rodriguez visits Chicago!

On May 18, 2022, AALL President (now Immediate Past President), Diane Rodriguez, in Chicago for work, spent half a day with CALL members Scott Vanderlin, Carrie Port, Jean Wenger, and Mandy Lee. The visit included a tour Wrigley Field, led by Chicago-Kent Professor Ron Gieseke, and joined by some Chicago-Kent LL.M. students and alumni. Continue reading AALL Past President Diane Rodriguez visits Chicago!

Outstanding In-House Publication Award: Appellate Brief Guide

While Debbie and I have been offering Word Workshops in our first year Legal Writing curriculum for 5+ years, this new guide was designed to focus on the resources offered for just one major assignment, breaking down each section to match the skills I show in my in-person workshops.

For Spring 2022, I knew I’d be seeing 250 students over the semester and I wanted to make the materials I’d created as accessible as possible. Continue reading Outstanding In-House Publication Award: Appellate Brief Guide

CALL Archives Committee 2021-2022 Annual Report

The 2021-2022 CALL Archives Committee was comprised of Committee co-chairs Brittany Adams and Lucy Robbins, as well as Committee members, Claire Toomey Durkin and Joe Mitzenmacher.  We tried to find material for the 75th anniversary, but due to a lack of staffing at our libraries and other difficulties, it could not be completed.  The COVID pandemic continued to be an issue in our work on this committee, and thus, this committee was mostly inactive.  

February Business Meeting – Monica Eng

The February meeting was attended by about 75 people via Zoom.  President Jamie Sommer opened the meeting welcoming people and announcing that this year is the 75th anniversary of CALL.  We were the 3rd Chapter and started with less than 20 people.  We now have over 200 members.  A committee has been formed to plan events to celebrate the anniversary.  There will be networking after the meeting and thanks to Bridge Nelson of Lexis for our door prizes which were raffled off at the end.

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Scott Vanderlin introduced our speaker Monica Eng.  She is a reporter for Axios Chicago where she co-writes a daily newsletter with Justin Kaufmann about news, food, health, sports, education, culture and more. Before starting at Axios  Monica was the Curious City reporter at WBEZ, where she reported on food, health, cultural and environmental issues starting in 2013. Continue reading February Business Meeting – Monica Eng