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
- Carrie Port
- Eugene Giudice – Co-Chair
- Mike McMillan
- Jill Meyer – committee member
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic precluded any in-person events. The meetings committee, realizing the necessity to keep the librarian community connected, was able to put on a number of virtual events. The events that the committee planned this year were as follows: Continue reading CALL Meetings Committee 2020-2021 Annual Report
The committee consisted of Carrie Port and Eugene Giudice (co-chairs), Mandy Lee, Mike McMillan, and Jill Meyer. Continue reading CALL Meetings Committee 2019-2020 Annual Report
This year’s Special Library Association conference was held from 11 – 13 June 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. The theme of this year’s conference was “B’More” and there were ample opportunities for an information professional to gain the tools to truly Be More, from the educational sessions to the products on display in the exhibition hall. Continue reading Special Library Association Conference Report
The 2016-17 Meetings Committee was Eugene Giudice (co-chair), Carolyn Hersch (co-chair), Robert Martin, Sheri Lewis, Tamara Carson, and Todd Hillmer. Clare Willis was its board liaison. Continue reading Meetings Committee Annual Report
If there is one constant in life, it is change. We change daily,
starting with daily physiological changes (nails grow, hair grows, cells generate and die off) to personal changes (changes in relationships, changes in where we live) to changes that effect many people (political changes, economic changes). We also change professionally. We call these changes transitions. Dictionary.com defines transition as “movement, passage, or change from one position, state, stage, subject, concept, etc., to another; change.” This definition implies a discrete time of transition. The transition has a beginning, a middle, and an end as we move from an “as is” condition to a “to be” condition. Continue reading Transitions: A Life’s Journey
The 2015–2016 Meetings Committee was Eugene Giudice and Larissa Sullivant (co-chairs), Sara Baseggio, Todd Hilmer, and Jill Meyer. The committee planned four meetings for the 2016 – 2016 year. Dates, locations, number of attendees, and profit and loss for each meeting is shown in the following table: Continue reading Meetings Committee 2016 Annual Report
There may have been a time, a long time ago, when all librarians had to worry about was “technical competency.” If they had good skills, knew their sources, work would come their way because, well, they were the librarian, the keeper of knowledge and the passkey to the sources of wisdom. Continue reading 2015 AALL Business Skills Clinic Attendee Report
The CALL Committee Round-Up is a CALL Bulletin featured column where all of our committees provide an update for us each issue to let us know what they are working on.
Continue reading CALL Committee Round-Up
The Committee Roundup is a new CALL Bulletin featured column where all of our committees will provide a update for us each issue to let us know what they are working on. In this issue, the committees focused on their goals for the upcoming year.
Archives Committee Goals:
Co-Chairs: Therese Arado and Annie Mentkowski
Members: Sharon Nelson
- We continue to digitize, where appropriate, CALL materials. In addition, we are working to preserve the website. Please continue to send the Co-Chairs all materials that need to be archived. See the CALL guidelines for more details on what should be archived
Continue reading 2015 CALL Committee Roundup