Category Archives: Continuing Education

CALL Continuing Education 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

CALL Continuing Education Committee 2020-2021 Annual Report

Todd Hillmer and Debbie Ginsberg, Continuing Education Committee Co-chairs

The Continuing Education Committee had a very successful year.  We sponsored or co-sponsored 5 successful presentations with another tentatively scheduled for the end of this month.  Due to COVID restrictions, all of these were webinars: Continue reading CALL Continuing Education Committee 2020-2021 Annual Report

CALL Continuing Education Committee 2019-2020 Annual Report

The Continuing Education Committee sponsored three successful presentations this year past. They were:

  • Nailing Your AMPC Proposal – Tips from the Trenches (webinar, September 17th, 2019)
  • The Occasional Intellectual Property Law Researcher (webinar, December 5th, 2019)
  • What’s New and Improved in Free and Low-cost Legal Research (May 21st, 2020)

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CALL Continuing Education Committee 2018-2019 Annual Report

We would like to thank the committee members including Lisa Winkler, Bob Winger, Virginia Brown, Simone Srinivan, Emily Byrne, Susan Seibert, Debbie Ginsberg, for their commitment and hard work helping us put together good education programs this year.

The Continuing Education Committee had a very successful year.  We sponsored or co-sponsored six successful presentations: Continue reading CALL Continuing Education Committee 2018-2019 Annual Report

Continuing Education Committee Annual Report

During the 2016-2017 year, the CALL Continuing Education Committee, co-chaired by Carolyn Hersch and Jesse Bowman, organized and hosted two events, “Switching Library Settings: A CALL Continuing Education and Mentorship Collaboration” and “E-Discovery Webinar.”  Details of these events were as follows: Continue reading Continuing Education Committee Annual Report

Continuing Education Committee 2016 Annual Report

The 2015-2016 Continuing Education Committee was Carolyn Hersch and Jesse Bowman (co-chairs), Tom Keefe, David Rogers, Jamie Stewart, Simone Srinivasan, and Sharon Nelson. During the 2015-2016 year, the CALL Continuing Education Committee organized and hosted three events.

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APRA-IL Webinar

Last fall, on October 23rd, I attended a daylong conference hosted by the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement-Illinois (APRA-IL), which focused on hot topics in prospect research.  APRA-IL is an organization for prospect development professionals in the Chicagoland area. Prospect research involves researching, managing, and analyzing data with the goal of gaining donors for non-profit organizations. Librarians are getting hired in this field, as the skill set matches neatly with the profession. The majority of prospect development positions can be found with universities and hospitals, although the field is growing. Continue reading APRA-IL Webinar

CALL Continuing Education Event: Librarians as Strategic Partners to Lawyers

On October 20, 2015, Neal, Gerber and Eisenberg hosted a CALL Continuing Education Event, “Forecasting Opportunities for Rainmakers: Librarians as Strategic Partners to Lawyers.” Below is a description of the program followed by a recap by one of the law firm librarian panelists, Skadden’s Vanessa Meihaus.

Program Description: “Law librarians have the opportunity to innovate their roles from traditional legal researchers to strategic business development partners. Join three of your peers to hear how they have evolved their roles to help lawyers develop new business opportunities and identify new markets.”

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Forecasting Opportunities for Rainmakers: Librarians as Strategic Partners to Lawyers

I was thrilled to share insights from the marketing and business development perspective at the October 20, 2015 CALL program “Forecasting Opportunities for Rainmakers.” Here are a few take-aways that emerged from our conversation:

Collaboration NOT Competition. Our professional lives are already hectic enough with responding to or preparing for the various requests we receive from our attorneys—the last thing we should devote our attention and energy to is competing with each other.

Let’s face it, we’re not mind readers (although our attorneys often think that we are!). Any time you have the opportunity to share information across administrative departments—do it. Open communication and sharing of information ultimately creates greater efficiency for all of us and reduces time spent tracking down information that only resides in certain departments. Continue reading Forecasting Opportunities for Rainmakers: Librarians as Strategic Partners to Lawyers