The May 12, 2022 meeting was attended by about 60 people via Zoom. Incoming President Scott Vanderlin welcomed everyone as outgoing President Jamie Sommer was ill. There were a couple of guests to celebrate Nancy Henry’s retirement. Scott thanked Lexis for providing the door prizes. Also thanks to Eugene Giudice for donating copies of his book for additional raffle projects. There will also be a virtual hangout after the meeting for socializing. Scott then introduced the two speakers.
Presentation: Our speakers for the meeting were Kristen Sonday, co-founder and CEO of Paladin and Devshi Mehrotra, founder and CEO of Justice Text. They spoke about their experiences as female LegalTech founders and CEOs, the importance of technology in the push for access to justice and increased accessibility of legal information, as well as the importance of legal professionals in their work. Continue reading May Business Meeting – Kristen Sonday & Devshi Mehrotra
Thank you to the Nominations and Elections Committee for putting together the wonderful slate of candidates and for verifying the election results. Additional thank you to all the candidates – we appreciate your willingness to serve CALL.
Please join me in welcoming our newest CALL Board members: Continue reading New Members of Executive Board – 2022-2023
The CALL Bulletin has published the four 2021-22 issues up to the writing of this report (Issues 260-263); the Summer 2022 issue will be published in August 2022. The committee included Emily Barney (co-editor), Emily Byrne (co-editor), Matt Timko (co-editor), and Kelsey Shaw. Continue reading CALL Bulletin Committee 2021-2022 Annual Report
On April 7, The Mentorship & Leadership Development and the Continue Education Committees hosted a virtual panel discussion on adaptive leadership. Panelists included Eugene Giudice (Dentons US LLP). Joanne Kiley (HBR Consulting) and Mandy Lee (Chicago-Kent College of Law Library). Heidi Kuehl (NIU College of Law) moderated the panel. Continue reading MLDC Recent Webinar on Adaptive Leadership
The Bylaws Committee consisted of Chair Eric Parker, and members Simone Stone, Brandy Ellis, Clare Willis, and Lindsey Carpino. The Committee had a quiet year in 2021-22, as no proposed changes to the chapter bylaws were considered.
On Thursday, February 17, the Mentorship and Leadership Development Committee (MLDC) hosted a remote breakfast for new CALL members. While the conversation included some very serious poll questions such as “Is a hotdog a sandwich?”, group discussion also dug into more career-focused topics. Continue reading MLDC New Member Breakfast
In 2021-2022, the Community Service Committee was chaired by Lisa Winkler. The members of the committee were James Fortsas, Mary Kenny, Mike McMillan, and Nan Norton. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic affected our in-person community service activities, but we successfully coordinated three volunteering opportunities this past year: Continue reading CALL Community Service Committee 2021-2022 Annual Report
The Nominations and Elections Committee met virtually in August to brainstorm ideas and potential candidates for nomination for the 2022-2023 CALL Executive Board: Director, Treasurer, and Vice-President/President-Elect. Recommendations were solicited over the CALL listserv and during the announcements portion of the September virtual business meeting and then discussed among the committee members during virtual meetings and email exchanges. The slate was announced on the CALL listserv in November. The slate was as follows: Continue reading CALL Nominations and Elections Committee 2021-2022 Annual Report
The Continuing Education Committee had a very successful year. We sponsored or co-sponsored nine successful presentations with a tenth that unfortunately needed to be rescheduled for the fall. Due to COVID restrictions, all of these were webinars: Continue reading CALL Continuing Education Committee 2021-2022 Annual Report
The 2021-2022 CALL Placement & Recruitment Committee (“committee”) was comprised of Co-Chairs Todd Ito and Julie Pabarja, Valerie Kropf, Sean Rebstock, and Diana Koppang. Carrie Port was the Board Liaison.
The committee started the year by discussing the committee charge and the initiatives in the CALL Strategic Plan assigned to this committee to handle. The committee agreed to focus on finding opportunities to recruit new librarians into the profession and CALL. Continue reading CALL Placement and Recruitment Committee 2021-2022 Annual Report