It seems fitting that the Winter issue of the CALL Bulletin is coming out now. Punxsutawney Phil did predict six more weeks of winter. Winter might be finally upon us in Chicago. This issue is complete highlighting the amazing work CALL continues to do. From community service, DEI initiatives, welcoming new members and continuing our leadership with executive board elections. Continue reading From the Editors
- CALL Position: CALL Director, 2016-2018; Bulletin Committee Co-Chair & Bulletin Co-Editor, 2014-2016
- Reference Librarian at Sidley Austin LLP
2023-2024 Executive Board Candidates
The CALL Nominations and Elections Committee is pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the election of the Board of Directors for the 2023-2024 CALL year: Continue reading 2023-2024 Executive Board Candidates
From the Editors
Happy (late) Fall from the Bulletin – we have a great issue looking back at some of the great events CALL has held over the last couple months, including the first in-person Business Meeting since 2020!
We hope you enjoy the issue and continue to provide the great service and contributions that make CALL such a wonderful and vibrant organization! And as always, it isn’t too early to start thinking about contributions to the next issue of the CALL Bulletin.
Have a wonderful, healthy, and safe holiday season… and Happy New Year!
CALL Grants and Chapter Awards Committee 2021-2022 Annual Report
- Eric Parker
- Lyonette Louis-Jacques
- Therese Arado
- Shari Berkowitz Duff
Continue reading CALL Grants and Chapter Awards Committee 2021-2022 Annual Report
AALL Management Institute
I would like to thank the PLLIP-SIS for a grant to attend the AALL Management Institute! Attending the management institute has been a goal of mine, so I was happy for the opportunity. The institute was held virtually on March 23-24, 2021.
This year’s institute focused on managing remote and hybrid working environments, training on implicit bias, inclusive decision making, management and leadership responsibilities of managers and improving conflict and professional development planning.
AALL was able to focus the management institute on core principals as well as topics that are vital to everyone, including diversity and inclusion initiatives and workplace changes in the times of COVID. Continue reading AALL Management Institute
As we gathered around the Thanksgiving table this year, whatever that “virtual table” may have looked like this year. I am sure we all thought about what we are thankful for even through this challenging year. Maybe it was food on the table, a warm home or virtual family time. I am thankful that CALL continues to be resilient in the times of change. Who would have guessed last year that we would issue a Bulletin around best pandemic practices? This issue also features our new member profile and member news section. Happy reading! Continue reading President’s Message
As I write my final president’s letter, I cannot help but be proud of what we accomplished in a very challenging year. While I am sad that I did not get to see your faces in person at our business meetings, executive board meetings, continuing education events and countless social events, we persevered. Continue reading President’s Letter
I hope everyone did their best to stay warm over the extra cold winter! As I write this message, the snow continues to fall. It has been a year since our last in-person business meeting in February, but CALL continues to keep our members engaged. We hosted a successful virtual business meeting on February 18, 2021 with speaker Robert Ambrogi. Ambrogi spoke about the Essential Role of the Law Librarian. We had 63 members join via Zoom. Continue reading President’s Message
Hi CALL Members,
As I write my first President’s letter, the whole world has changed since our last business meeting in February. While we have been sheltering in place for the last few months, some of us may have discovered a few hidden talents we may never know we had. I hope we can all share our newly discovered talents with each other. We have had to rethink how we look at the world and perform route tasks such as buying groceries. With this change has come a call for creativity and collaboration. Future CALL members might look back at this issue and see what it was like to live through an pandemic. Let’s show future CALL members how resilient we are! Continue reading President’s Message
CALL Mentorship & Leadership Development Committee (MLDC) 2018-2019 Report
This year the Mentorship & Leadership Development Committee focused on cultivating mentorship through informal brown-bag gatherings, providing support for our members by reviewing program and article submissions (thank you Heidi and Debbie), and welcoming new members at CALL Business Meetings (thank you Mandy and Sally).
We encouraged new members to apply for grants and attend AALL’s CONELL, with two new members attending with grants. We encourage everyone to visit the MLDC calendar to find upcoming conferences and publishing opportunities, which is designed give members grant ideas (thank you Lyo and Sarah for all of your hard work on this).
Learn more about this year’s informal brown-bag gatherings below!
Continue reading CALL Mentorship & Leadership Development Committee (MLDC) 2018-2019 Report