Chair: Sarah Reis
Members: Sally Holterhoff, Jeffrey Meyerowitz, Joe Mitzenmacher, Sarah Walangitan
Board Liaison: Mandy Lee
Government Relations Committee keeps apprised of government activity pertaining to libraries and information policy by staying informed of the work of the AALL Government Relations Committee and the Government Relations Office. Shares updates with the CALL community and promotes equitable access to justice and access to information. Advocates policy interests and views of CALL on issues affecting law libraries and legal information professionals in the Chicago area, Illinois, and neighboring states. Continue reading CALL Government Relations Committee 2021-2022 Annual Report →
Chair: Sarah Reis
Members: Eugene Giudice, Sally Holterhoff, Joe Mitzenmacher, Mary Ellen Murphy, Sarah Walangitan
Board Liaison: Mandy Lee
Government Relations Committee keeps apprised of government activity pertaining to libraries and information policy by staying informed of the work of the AALL Government Relations Committee and the Government Relations Office. Shares updates with the CALL community and promotes equitable access to justice and access to information. Advocates policy interests and views of CALL on issues affecting law libraries and legal information professionals in the Chicago area, Illinois, and neighboring states. Continue reading CALL Government Relations Committee 2020-2021 Annual Report →
The Government Relations Committee was Eugene Giudice, Sally Holterhoff, Sarah Reis, and Sarah Walangitan (chair). The Board Liaison was Joe Mitzenmacher. The GRC met via conference call on 9/6/2019. The Chair met with the Board on 1/13/2020. Continue reading CALL Government Relations Committee 2019-2020 Annual Report →
Five years ago, the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA) was signed into Illinois law. Our state was the 11th one to enact this uniform law; at this point it has been enacted in 21 states (Texas, most recently) plus the District of Columbia.
Starting in 2016, the official online versions of Illinois Supreme and Appellate Court opinions have been affixed with a digital signature. These signatures are administered by the Reporter of Decisions and certify that the opinion is a true copy of the official opinion.
Continue reading UELMA Update: An Interview with Jacob Jost, Illinois Supreme Court Reporter of Decisions →
On October 1, 2019, Gretchen Van Dam, CALL member and Northern District of Illinois Court Historical Association Vice President and Archivist gave a presentation on the topic, “Creating a History Program for Your Organization: Lessons Learned from the Northern District of Illinois Court Historical Association.” The event took place at the Northern District of Illinois Court History Museum on the 21st floor of the Everett McKinley Dirksen U.S. Courthouse.
Find an overview of the tour and questions that can guide you through creating a historical organization in this recap from our CALL Mentorship & Leadership Development Committee.
Continue reading Recap: Creating a History Program For Your Organization →
“…[A] government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” – Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address
Whenever I think I’m quite impossibly too busy to add another conference or professional development item to my “to do” task list, I am pleasantly reminded of how rewarding it is to continue to engage with all of the tremendously talented members of CALL/AALL and dig deeper with expansion of professional experiences. AALL Lobby Day 2019 in D.C. was a perfect example of an extremely worthy and rewarding event.
Continue reading Another Successful AALL Lobby Day and Rewarding CALL Participation – July 12, 2019 →
The 2018-2019 Government Relations Committee was Carolyn Hersch and Sarah Sherman (co-chairs) and Sally Holterhoff the Board Liaison was Joe Mitzenmacher. Continue reading CALL Government Relations Committee 2018-2019 Annual Report →
On February 1, I attended the Illinois Library Association’s (ILA) Legislative Meet-up at the Harold Washington Library. Both state and federally elected leaders were invited to meet with librarians from across the city. I wanted to learn more about our state library’s legislative priorities and have an opportunity to speak to elected officials face-to-face alongside librarians from a variety of disciplines.
This event, and others around the state which happen every year, allows attendees to sit around a table with an elected representative. It’s a welcoming environment where librarians are invited to share stories and ask questions of the members at their table. Continue reading ILA Legislative Meetup →
Members: Sally Holterhoff, Jeff Meyerowitz, Keely Ward
CALL Board Liaison: Todd Ito
The Government Relations Committee held a survey this year to get a better sense of CALL member’s representation and pertinent policy interests to CALL members. The policies were taken from AALL’s public policy initiatives,
The survey lasted three weeks and yielded 35 responses. Continue reading CALL Government Relations Committee 2017-2018 Annual Report →
Joe Mitzenmacher, Committee Chair
Konya Lafferty, Board Liaison
The main charge of the Committee is to monitor issues of interest to the law library community and report on those issues to the membership. The Committee’s projects for 2016-17 were to update CALL’s “Finding Illinois Law Guide,” to contribute to the CALL Bulletin by updating CALL members on state and federal legislative items of interest, to work with the Continuing Education Committee on a brown bag lunch or other educational session on government information, and to work with Congressman Quigley’s office on making CRS Reports more widely available. Continue reading Government Relations Committee Annual Report →
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