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
The meetings committee hosted a holiday online trivia night on December 17, 2020. Ten excited and hopeful teams participated. Tanya Carlson, Konya Moss, Jessie LeMar, and Sandy Qiu of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom were the winning team with an assist from their families.
Jillian Baker hosted the trivia night and wowed us with her inventive questions. There were music hints to all the questions and the rounds consisted of pop culture, back to school, random questions, and two picture rounds featuring movies and license plates.
The Final 2 Questions are listed below. For fun see if you know the answers.
- Children Books: Released in 1987, what book was the result of more than two years of detailed work by illustrator Martin Handford, and spent 93 weeks in the number one spot on the New York Times Best Sellers List?
- Geography: Which US State has the most natural lakes?
The Meetings Committee is excited to host more events in the future.
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
We held our September 2019 business meeting at Wildfire with Jayne Reardon, Executive Director of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism.
Ms. Reardon shared concerns about changes in the legal profession, both for lawyers and access to legal services. She also discussed proposed rule updates for professional conduct around fee sharing and finding clients. Continue reading September 2019 Business Meeting with Jayne Reardon
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
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
The Mentorship and Leadership Development Committee (MDLC) recently hosted a mentorship brown bag event at Chicago-Kent College of Law on Thursday, January 24, 2019.
With the demands of work, professional development, and our personal lives, it can be challenging to add mentorship to your task list. Because of this, we decided to invite our newer CALL members to an informal mentorship event where we could share our insights and take questions over lunch and cookies.
Mentoring New Members
This approach was successful. Our new members were able to get their questions answered and start forming bonds with some of our CALL leaders. Additionally, they now associate names with faces for the next business meeting.
Some of the questions included revolved around the best committees for new CALL members to ease into involvement, and we encouraged Bulletin writing. Also, there were questions about where to find conferences and how to apply for grants – the MDLC calendar where our members can find this information. Continue reading Modern Mentorship
We presented on the topic of current awareness at the MAALL, LLAW, MichALL, MALL, and CALL Joint Annual Meeting on October 19, 2017. We thought it was important to offer the perspective of a firm, academic, and government librarian to reflect the needs of an audience with diverse constituencies. With the buzz around “fake news,” now more than ever it is important for librarians to discuss the best ways to disseminate information. During our presentation, we discussed the current awareness tools we use to stay current, how we stay organized with the current awareness and prevent becoming overwhelmed with information, and finally how we can collaborate and tap into our professional network to expand information possibilities. Continue reading Staying Current Together at the MAALL, LLAW, MichALL, MALL, and CALL Joint Annual Meeting
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.
Continue reading Continuing Education Committee 2016 Annual Report
The 2015-2016 Public Relations Committee was Deborah Ginsberg, Sean Rebstock, and Beth Schubert (co-chairs), Emily Barney, Britnee Cole, Ella Delaney, Debbie Ginsberg, Carolyn Hersch, Lyonette Louis-Jacques, Joanne Kiley, David Pauwels, Scott Vanderlin, and Sharon L. Nelson.
Continue reading Public Relations Committee 2016 Annual Report