February 25 CALL Meeting

Registration for the February 25 CALL Business Meeting is now open.

CALL is now using Wild Apricot for event registration.  Please register for the meeting at https://caoll.wildapricot.org/event-2146982.

In the future, you will be able to pay for your CALL meetings through the Wild Apricot service.  For this meeting, please use the current process for paying (send a check to the CALL post office box, bring cash, or a personal check or an organizational check to the meeting).

Registration will end at noon on Friday 19 February 2016.

Location: Nacional 27 325 West Huron, Chicago IL  60654

Registration begins at 11:30 Lunch begins at 12:00 Noon

Topic The speaker for the February meeting is John S. Bracken from the Knight Foundation. He will be speaking about how libraries are transforming to accommodate the evolving needs of our communities. One project he is involved with is the 2016 Knight News Challenge on Libraries, which launches on February 24, 2016, and offers applicants a share of more than $3 million for ideas relating to the future of libraries.

About the Speaker Mr. Bracken is vice president of the Media Innovation Program at the Knight Foundation, which funds projects that improve the creation, sharing, and use of information essential to communities. He supervises the Knight News Challenge and the Knight Prototype Fund. Bracken has 15 years of experience as a philanthropic investor in digital media, media policy and innovation, having previously worked at the Ford Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. He also serves on the board of the Illinois Humanities Council. Bracken earned a master’s degree from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts from Pitzer College in Claremont, CA.

Menu Chips and Salsa

Guacamole (vegetarian)

Tapas (to be shared at the table)

  • Shrimp Adobando
  • Suckling Pig Croquetas
  • Queso Empanadas (vegetarian)

Entrée (to be shared at the table)

  • Stuffed Piquillo (vegan)
  • Grilled Vegetable Enchiladas (vegetarian)
  • Grilled Salmon
  • Grilled Marinated Skirt Steak
  • Spicy Green Rice

Dessert

  • Mini Flourless Chocolate Cake

Community Service Project

Community Service Committee Collections to benefit PAWS and The Anti-Cruelty Society.

The Community Service Committee will be collecting monetary donations to benefit PAWS and items to benefit The Anti-Cruelty Society at the February 25 business meeting.

At this time, The Anti-Cruelty Society is particularly looking for any kind of unopened cat or dog food and chew toys for dogs, especially bully sticks, Kong rubber toys, and rawhide chews. In addition to food or chew toys, The Anti-Cruelty Society is interested in “Do It Yourself Donations” you can make from home. Please review The Anti-Cruelty Society’s suggestions and instructions and consider a homemade donation.

We are also looking for cash donations for PAWS Chicago’s Veterinarian Wish List. Your donation will go towards the purchase of lifesaving medical equipment like warming pads, antibiotics, syringe and IV pumps, and dental x-rays. These tools allow PAWS Chicago’s veterinarian team to continue to treat and heal animals in need.

Please help CALL help homeless animals by contributing on February 25!

Cost: $25.00

Meeting Sponsor This month’s meeting sponsor is LexisNexis

Door Prizes Two gift cards will be raffled during the meeting courtesy of LexisNexis.  Check out their InfoPro for news and tips for librarians.

CALL No Show and No Walk in Policies for Business Meetings

Community Service Committee Collections to benefit PAWS and The Anti-Cruelty Society

The Community Service Committee will be collecting monetary donations to benefit PAWS and items to benefit The Anti-Cruelty Society at the February 25 business meeting.

At this time, logoThe Anti-Cruelty Society is particularly looking for any kind of unopened cat or dog food and chew toys for dogs, especially bully sticks, Kong rubber toys, and rawhide chews. In addition to food or chew toys, The Anti-Cruelty Society is interested in “Do It Yourself Donations” you can make from home. Please review The Anti-Cruelty Society’s suggestions and instructions and consider a homemade donation.

We are also looking for cash donations for PAWS Chicago’s Veterinarian Wish List.

PAWS

Your donation will go towards the purchase of lifesaving medical equipment like warming pads, antibiotics, syringe and IV pumps, and dental x-rays. These tools allow PAWS Chicago’s veterinarian team to continue to treat and heal animals in need.

Please help CALL help homeless animals by contributing on February 25!

CALL Continuing Education Webinar: Prospect Research and Competitive Intelligence

The CALL Continuing Education Committee, in partnership with APRA-Illinois and APRA- Minnesota (Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement) will be presenting a webinar on Wednesday, February 17th at noon.

The webinar will discuss the work of prospect researchers and competitive intelligence professionals. We will explore the skills, tools, and intricacies of both professions and how they relate to each other over the divide of nonprofit vs. for profit organizations.  This webinar is free to all attendees.

Please register for APRA-IL/MN, CALL Webinar: Prospect Research and Competitive Intelligence on Feb 17, 2016 12:00 PM CST at:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4506775389288861441. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

We hope you can make it!

CALLing Future Leaders

Come learn about leadership opportunities with CALL and AALL!

Whether you’re considering a leadership position or want to know more about leadership in other professional organizations, this program offers an opportunity to learn from experienced leaders.  You’ll learn more about what role different leaders play within the organization, what it takes to be a successful leader, and how to get started in leadership.  The program will end with a unique opportunity to mingle and network with our CALL and AALL leaders.

NOTE: Lunch will be provided.  RSVP here.

Thursday, January 28th, 12:00-1:15pm (Registration begins at 11:45) 

DLA Piper, 203 N. LaSalle St, 18th floor conference room; enter via 19th floor reception [PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION!]

 

Program:

Keynote: Keith Ann Stiverson, AALL President

Panel discussion:

  • Clare Gaynor Willis (moderator), past CALL Secretary
  • Gretchen Van Dam, former CALL President, former chair of AALL Graduate Education for Law Librarianship Special Committee and Access to Electronic Legal Information Committee
  • Lyonette Louis-Jacques, present co-chair of CALL Bulletin, former member of the AALL Executive Board, former chair of the AALL Computing Services and FCIL Special Interest Sections
  • Robert Martin, present CALL Director, past CALL committee co-chair
  • Julie Pabarja, present CALL President, present AALL AMPC committee member and former chair, former AALL Continuing Professional Education Committee chair

Q & A session and Networking reception to follow

RSVP here by Tuesday, January 26th.

There is no charge to attend this event.  

Registration is required to ensure an accurate food and beverage order.

Welcome to the Winter 2016 Elections & Chicago International issue of the CALL Bulletin!

CALLLogoLiebe CALL colleagues! The Winter 2016 special Elections & Chicago International issue of the CALL Bulletin is published!  You can browse the articles as WordPress blog posts and in PDF. Thanks to all our contributors of CALL news and activities, featured articles and columns, and special guest editors of the “Chicago International” section, Matthew Timko and Sharon Nelson! Bonne lecture, everyone!  Best, Lyo (llou@uchicago.edu)

Lyonette Louis-Jacques (co-editor, CALL Bulletin, with Lindsey Carpino (lcarpino@sidley.com) and Scott Vanderlin (svanderlin@kentlaw.iit.edu).

 

Chicago International w Globe

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Community service volunteer opportunity at the Center for Economic Progress

CEP

The Center for Economic Progress (CEP) is looking for volunteers to work one-on-one with low-income families to make tax time an opportunity to get ahead. For the upcoming tax season, the CEP has volunteer positions available as tax preparers, tax site specialists, and more. (A bulletin provided by a Volunteer Engagement Specialist is attached:
CEP Tax Site Volunteer Opportunity 2016).

Register to volunteer, view training schedules and find a site near you at CEP’s Volunteer page.

If you would like to find out more, please contact CEP at Volunteer Engagement or (312)630-0266.

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