CALL held its September 2023 Business meeting at Maggiano’s on Wednesday, September 20, 2023. President Mandy Lee welcomed three new members to the meeting: Andrew Ellison, Kathleen Mance, and Rachel Tomei.
The sponsor for this meeting was Trellis. Trellis representative Mike Swarz appeared remotely, but was unable to speak due to some technical difficulties. He shared a link to a 13-minute video about Trellis.
Vice-President/President Elect Philip Johnson introduced our speaker, Steven D. Schwinn, professor of law at the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, where he teaches constitutional law, comparative constitutional law, human rights, civil rights, and legal writing. Continue reading September Business Meeting with Steven Schwinn
I wish to start this article by thanking the 2022–2023 Grants and Awards Committee for providing me with resources to attend this year’s conference. I would encourage all CALL members to avail themselves of the opportunity that the Grants and Awards Committee offers each year to help subsidize attendance at the annual AALL conference. This article aims to share my reflections on some of the sessions I sat in on.
As the title of this article implies, I went into this conference thinking the hot topic that would dominate all the conversations would be generative AI and its impact on our profession. While it is true that there were many substantive discussions on this topic, as the conference progressed, it became clear to me that another topic became a very dominant undercurrent for me, and that was the idea of the invitation, how we offer it and maybe most importantly, to whom do we offer it. Continue reading It Was All About AI…..Or Was it? – AALL 2023 Grantee Report
Dear Chicago Association of Law Libraries Members,
At the Chapter Presidents’ Training during the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting and Conference in Boston this past July, our chapter stood out among chapters for our strategic plan. Not only was our plan well-thought and clearly articulated, the mere fact that we had a strategic plan was an achievement in itself.
Special thanks to our 2020-21 Strategic Plan Committee for all of the hard work that you put into crafting our plan. It lights the way forward as we embark on the 2023-24 year, and progress toward our centennial in 2046 in order to place CALL in the best possible position, technologically and with respect to our structure. Continue reading President’s Letter
The Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Law Librarianship Award is presented annually to a librarian for an outstanding lifetime achievement in law librarianship.
The 2023 Honorees were Claire Toomey Durkin and William “Bill” Schwesig. Continue reading Claire Toomey Durkin & Bill Schwesig – 2023 Lifetime Achievement in Law Librarianship Honorees
The Outstanding In-House Publication Award is given to an individual or group who created in-house library materials (print or online) that are user and staff oriented, are relevant for law libraries, and are outstanding in quality.
Emily Byrne, Chapman and Cutler LLP
Each year, the library at Chapman and Cutler celebrates National Library Week with daily emails that include short puzzles, a compilation of recommendations in a column called Off-Hours, trivia, book recommendations, prizes and “Did you know…” style research tips. Emily creates the emails and puzzles and each year they get better and better. Continue reading Emily Byrne – 2023 Outstanding In-House Publication Honoree
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.
This year the honorees are Shari Berkowitz Duff and Jesse LeMar: Continue reading Shari Berkowitz Duff and Jessie LeMar – 2023 Agnes and Harvey Reid Honorees
Chair: Thomas Keefe
- Kristen Naik
- Joe Mitzenmacher
- Connie Fleischer
- Debbie Rusin
Coming out of the pandemic, the Committee attempted to continue the ongoing task of trying to digitize the print archives and to account for and catalog photographs and other digital objects. Continue reading Archives Committee Annual Report 2022-2023
- Emily Barney
- Lindsey Carpino, through Winter 2023
- Matt Timko
- Stacia Stein
- Shannon Conder
- Rachel Ford
The Bulletin Committee produces 4 issues of the CALL Bulletin each year. The Bulletin will contain information concerning the governance of the Association, including summary minutes of Board and business meetings as well as committee reports and other items of interest to the Membership. Issues will be published in Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. Continue reading Bulletin Committee Annual Report 2022-2023
Chair: Heidi Kuehl
The Bylaws committee met quarterly last year to discuss CALL business and did not receive any suggestions from the membership for Bylaws changes or recommendations for Bylaws changes from the Board. Continue reading Bylaws Committee Annual Report 2022-2023
In 2022-2023, the Community Service Committee was chaired by Lisa Winkler. The members of the committee were James Fortsas, Mike McMillan, Nan Norton, Beth Schubert and Leah Whitesel.
We successfully coordinated the following four volunteering opportunities from October 2022 to May 2023: Continue reading Community Service Committee Annual Report 2022-2023