Seeking Nominations for CALL Executive Board

The CALL Nominations and Elections Committee is seeking nominations for the following Executive Board positions for 2016-2017:

  • Vice-President/President-Elect (three year term)
  • Treasurer (two year term)
  • Director (two year term)

The CALL Handbook provides a description of each Executive Board position. Successful candidates will take office at the end of the May 2016 CALL Business Meeting.  If you have any questions, please contact me.  Self-nomination is encouraged, so don’t be shy!

Please send your nominations to Maribel Nash at by Friday, September 4, 2015.

Maribel Nash, on behalf of the CALL Nominations and Elections Committee
Carolyn Hosticka
Tom Keefe
Sheri Lewis
Jean Wenger

CALL Meeting – September 17 2015

Registration for the September 17 2015 CALL meeting is now open at


Rock Bottom Brewery
1 West Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL  60654
Registration: 11:30 AM to 12 Noon
Lunch and program begins at 12 Noon


This month’s lunch will be served buffet style

Entrée Selections:
BBQ Pork Sandwich
Brewer’s Club Sandwich
Tuscan Pasta – Vegetarian Option

Side Selections
House Salad with Dressing On The Side
White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes
Seasonal Vegetables

Mini Chocolate Brownies with Carmel Drizzle
Mini Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese

Freshly Brewed Coffee, Hot Tea, Soda, Juice Included
The root beer comes highly recommended


Center for Research Libraries (CRL) President Bernard F. Reilly will discuss CRL’s efforts to preserve and provide access to primary legal materials

About the Speaker:

Bernard F. Reilly is President of the Center for Research Libraries, a consortium of U.S. and Canadian universities, colleges and independent research libraries, devoted to supporting advanced research in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Reilly was previously Director of Research and Access at the Chicago History Museum, where he directed digitization and dissemination of the CHM library, archives, and architecture, audio, television, and pictorial collections. From 1987 until 1997 Reilly was Head of the Curatorial Section in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress.

The Community Service Committee will be collecting school supplies for Chicago Public School’s “Supply for the Future campaign,” and cash donations for HEART (Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers).

Additionally, there is a volunteer opportunity coming up:

September Adopt-a-Beach™ 2015, Coastal Cleanup (IL)
Saturday, September 19, 2015
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Meet at the Beach House just south of Montrose Beach
Sign up and register here first

Registrations must be received by Friday September 11 2015 and the CALL No Show and No Walk In policy will be applicable for this meeting.


The AALL 2015 Supplement to the CALL Bulletin is published!

CALL After Hours at AALL 2015 photo

The CALL Bulletin and Public Relations committees did something exciting this past July – we live-blogged the AALL annual meeting!  And you get a chance to experience for the first time or all over again via this special “AALL Supplement” issue.

You can browse the previous PDF issues of the CALL Bulletin here: and read articles as WordPress blog posts here: Read the rest of this entry »

Summer 2015 Issue of the CALL Bulletin Now Available

CALL Members,

I am happy to announce that the wait is finally over…the Summer 2015 edition of the CALL Bulletin has arrived!  Cancel any appointments you had scheduled for this afternoon and settle in for another issue of your favorite newsletter from your favorite local chapter of your favorite national law library organization.  And, if you’ll recall, you no longer have to get newsprint all over your fingers to read it.  Check out the online version of the Bulletin here:

Summer 2015 CALL Bulletin

In addition to the usual array of articles containing news about our members, technology tips and event announcements, this issue of the Bulletin features a preview of this year’s AALL Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.  Please note that we will be publishing a special supplement to the Summer 2015 issue of the Bulletin live, on location in Philadelphia, so even if you will not be able to make it to this year’s annual meeting, we will do our best to make sure you feel like you did.


For those members who prefer a PDF version of the Bulletin, you can download one here.



May 2015 CALL Business Meeting Social Media Roundup

Did you miss the great May CALL Business meeting featuring AALL President Holly Riccio?  We live-Tweeted the meeting and took plenty of pictures – see them all here.

Institute Day on Charting a Path to Management: Skills to Take Your Career to the Next Level


Please come and join the 2015 CALL Institute Day!

Our topic for this year’s Institute Day is “Charting a Path to Management: Skills to Take Your Career to the Next Level.” The goal of this year’s Institute Day is to assist CALL members with identifying the skills, values, and knowledge needed for career advancement.  Our keynote speaker is Steve Hughes from Hit Your Stride, who will be presenting on ways to become a more effective and dynamic communicator. This is an interactive program where you will actually get to put the skills you learn into practice! Afterwards, a panel consisting of law firm, academic, and public law library directors and supervisors will discuss the skills needed to advance in today’s competitive job market. Hope to see you there! ~ The CALL Continuing Education Committee



Steve Hughes/Hit Your Stride – Dazzle Me: Captivate and Win Over Any Audience (8:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.)

Panel Discussion – Skills and Competencies Needed for Career Advancement (11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)

Panelist Question & Answer Session with Audience (11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.)

Breakout sessions to discuss necessary skills and competencies needed for advancement (11:45 a.m. – Noon)

When: Thursday, May 21st, 8:30 a.m. – noon

Where: Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60661 Room 270

Cost: $20 Payment will be collected at the door. Please make checks payable to Chicago Association of Law Libraries

RSVP at this link

 Breakfast items and beverages will be served.

Please note that CALL’s no-show policy will apply for this event.

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