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
- Eric Parker
- Lyonette Louis-Jacques
- Therese Arado
- Shari Berkowitz Duff
Continue reading CALL Grants and Chapter Awards Committee 2021-2022 Annual Report
This summer, thanks to a CALL grant, I was able to take Law Books: History & Connoisseurship, a course held through the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia.
The course, which was held remotely, took place from August 1-6 and was team taught by Mike Widener, recently retired from the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale Law School, and Ryan Greenwood, of the University of Minnesota Law Library.
The curriculum covered the canon of historical law books, as well as the history of the trade in Europe, America, and Latin America. The course was framed with a view to collection development: assignments required me to think strategically about how I would like to curate a collection, and a rare bookseller was invited as a guest speaker to offer insight into the current market. Continue reading Grantee Report: Law Books: History &; Connoisseurship Rare Books School
Thanks to a generous grant from CALL, I was able to attend the virtual AALL Management Institute in March 2021 The Management Institute is a two-day immersion which ambitiously aims to prepare “managers to thrive in uncertainty, confidently navigate conflict, and build commitment to strategic goals.” Continue reading Grantee Report: AALL Management Institute
The CALL Grants and Awards Committee graciously provided me with a Grant to enroll in the AALL Introduction to Law Libraries virtual course. The course was self-paced which created flexibility in my scheduling; while I received the grant in March, I was able to take and complete the course in June after the semester and grading had ended. Additionally, the course itself was only one hour long allowing me to complete it gradually over the course of a full day, rather than being required to sit during a one hour slot. This flexibility was wonderful and allowed me to focus on work while also completing the course. Continue reading Grantee Report: AALL Introduction to Law Library Budgets Course
Committee members: Jessie LeMar (chair), Jesse Bowman, Shari Duff, Lyonette Louis-Jacques, and Jamie Stewart.
This year’s Grants and Chapter Awards Committee was charged with selecting grant recipients based on established criteria for CALL members to attend professional meetings and selecting recipients for the chapter awards based on nominations from CALL colleagues. Continue reading CALL Grants and Chapter Awards Committee 2020-2021 Annual Report
In May, the Grants and Chapter Awards Committee announced the recipients of the 2020-2021 CALL Chapter Awards.
Please join us in congratulating the honorees!
The awards were presented (virtually) at the May Virtual Business Meeting. Award recipient profiles will be available in the Summer 2021 Issue.
Continue reading Congratulations to CALL Award Winners!
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 2020 Winner is Clare Gaynor Willis. Please learn more about Clare and help us wish her a well deserved congratulations! Continue reading The Agnes and Harvey Reid Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Librarianship
The Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Law Librarianship Award is presented annually to a librarian for an outstanding lifetime achievement in law librarianship.
The 2020 Winner is Kathleen Powers Goodridge recently retired from the Library of the United States Courts of the Seventh Circuit. Find out more about Kathleen and help us wish her a well deserved congratulations on her award, and her retirement!
Continue reading Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Law Librarianship
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.
The 2020 Winner is Jesse Bowman for the Pritzker Legal Research Center’s Amazon Alexa Skill. Find out more about Jesse and his award winning publication, and help us wish Jesse a well deserved congratulations! Continue reading Award for Outstanding In-House Publication