In 2022-2023, the Community Service Committee was chaired by Lisa Winkler. The members of the committee were James Fortsas, Mike McMillan, Nan Norton, Beth Schubert and Leah Whitesel.
We successfully coordinated the following four volunteering opportunities from October 2022 to May 2023: Continue reading Community Service Committee Annual Report 2022-2023
Eight CALL volunteers, including two Kent Law School students, kicked off community service events in 2023 by volunteering at the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) on January 21, 2023. The GCFD supplies food to local food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters. Continue reading Volunteering at Greater Chicago Food Depository 2023
In conjunction with the September CALL Business Meeting, the Community Service Committee coordinated a beach cleaning event.
CALL members Don Mac Gregor, Carrie Port, Mike McMillan, and Jack Door (pictured here) participated in an Adopt-a-Beach event at Montrose Beach coordinated through the Alliance for the Great Lakes.
Continue reading Community Service Beach Clean Up
In 2021-2022, the Community Service Committee was chaired by Lisa Winkler. The members of the committee were James Fortsas, Mary Kenny, Mike McMillan, and Nan Norton. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic affected our in-person community service activities, but we successfully coordinated three volunteering opportunities this past year: Continue reading CALL Community Service Committee 2021-2022 Annual Report
The Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) is Chicago’s food bank and partners with over 700 local agencies and food assistance programs, including pantries, soup kitchens and shelters for children, older adults and veterans to fight hunger.
They rely on volunteers to repackage bulk amounts of food into smaller, shareable quantities that can be distributed throughout the Chicagoland area and Cook County.
On December 4, 2021, five (5) CALL members volunteered at the GCFD to do just that. Continue reading CALL Volunteers Help GCFD to Wrap up 2021
October 9th was a beautiful sunny day in Chicago. On that day eight CALL volunteers assembled at Montrose Beach with our garbage bags and rubber gloves and got down to business collecting trash. And there was plenty of garbage to be found, unfortunately. As we walked along the waterfront, everything from food wrappers and pieces of broken toys to Bulls baseball hats and cell phone accessories mingled with the sand and surf. Small bits of plastic are a disproportionately large pollution hazard that can travel well beyond the lakefront shore when wildlife fatally ingest them. Our group sent at least eight garbage bags of trash off to the landfill, a great start to getting some of the mess contained for proper disposal. Continue reading Committee Roundup: Community Service Montrose Beach Cleanup
Co-Chairs: Jamie Sommer and Lisa Winkler
Members: Clanitra Nejdl, Lucy Robbins, Patricia Scott, Sarah Walangitan, Mike McMillan, and Nan Norton
Board Liaison: Megan Butman Continue reading CALL Community Service Committee 2019-2020 Annual Report
The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) held its annual conference this past March in Baltimore, Maryland. Unfamiliar with ACRL? They are the largest division of the American Library Association, serving librarians in higher education with the demonstrated mission of advancing scholarship and learning. ACRL provides continuing education, amongst other services, to enable their 11,000 members to be academic leaders. With such state-of-the-art productions as this past conference, it’s no wonder why they chose “At the Helm” as this year’s theme. Continue reading To Baltimore and Beyond: At the Helm with ACRL 2017