CALL Business Meeting Registration–November 20, 2014

Please use the following link to register:

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tortoise Club

350 N. State St.

Chicago, IL

Registration: 11:30 am to noon

Lunch begins at noon



Internet Privacy – presented by Lori Andrews


About the Speaker:

Lori Andrews, Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for Science, Law and Technology, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law was described by the ABA Journal as “a lawyer with a literary bent who has the scientific chops to rival any CSI investigator.”  She teaches a law school class on the Law of Social Networks and is the author of the book I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy (Simon and Schuster, 2013).  She has written 13 other books, including three forensic mystery novels and a biography, Black Power, White Blood: The Life and Times of Johnny Spain, which explores a criminal case involving the Black Panthers. Her pro bono litigation involving emerging technologies caused the National Law Journal to list her as one of the “100 Most Influential Lawyers in America.”  She received her BA summa cum laude from Yale College and her JD from Yale Law School.


Description of Talk:

“How Social Networks Are Changing Our Lives and Our Culture”

How many things did you reveal about yourself online today?  Your opinion of a colleague?  Your credit card number?  Your photos from last night?  These activities are common, but where does the information we post—even on what seem to be the most private or friendly of forums—truly go?

Offline, we have established legal rights—from the right to privacy to the right to a fair trial.  But now social networks are turning those rights upside down.  Colleges and employers routinely reject applicants because of information found on social networks.  Jurors post details on a case and ask their friends to vote on whether the defendant should go to jail.  Marketing companies collect information about you based on your travels on the Web, without your knowledge or consent.

The same power of information sharing that can topple governments can also topple a person’s career, marriage, finances, or even his or her future.  Lori Andrews will describe how our digital identities on the Web (email, personal websites, and social media pages) are starting to overshadow our physical identities.  She will also discuss how librarians are leading a movement to protect our rights online.


Meeting Sponsor: Bloomberg BNA

Stop by the table during the meeting to learn more about Bloomberg Law, a legal and business intelligence, news and research system designed for leading legal professionals and allows subscribers unlimited desktop and mobile access to all the information in the system.


Door Prizes: 2 giftcards will be raffled during the meeting courtesy of LexisNexis. Check out their InfoPro for news and tips for librarians.


The Community Service Committee will be collecting books in good condition and monetary donations to benefit Open Books.

Open Books is a nonprofit social venture that provides literacy experiences for tens of thousands of readers each year through inspiring programs and the creative capitalization of books. Through their Instructional Programs, they cultivate the literacy skills of thousands of children and youth each year, from those who need intervention to those who desire enrichment. Through their Book Grant Programs, they provide readers of all ages with engaging, appropriate, and high-quality books. Each week, they deliver thousands of books to schools and nonprofits across Chicagoland.

Open Books welcomes any sellable book in good condition. This includes fiction, nonfiction, craft books, cookbooks, children’s books, textbooks, encyclopedias, and more! They also now accept CDs and DVDs in good playable condition. They cannot accept magazines, VHS tapes, or pre-college (K-12) textbooks.





Kale Caesar Salad


Main Course (choose one the following and notify your server):

Home-fried Chicken with mild honey chili glaze

Baked Ham and Brie Sandwich with grainy mustard

Crabcake Sandwich – Maryland Blue Crab, sauce gribiche

(Please tell your server if you require a vegan or vegetarian entree.)



Choice of house-made ice cream: Bourbon Pecan or Vanilla

Freshly Brewed Coffee and Hot Tea


Cost: $25.00 – exact amount required if paying at the door.


Please contact Beth Schubert at or Jesse Bowman at with any questions you may have regarding registration.


We look forward to seeing you at the November meeting and are excited to be trying another new venue for our luncheon!

[Continuing Education Event] The Frightening Power of Social Media Investigations – a Special Halloween CALL Workshop

The Frightening Power of Social Media Investigations – a Special Halloween CALL Workshop

Have you ever been asked to conduct a social media search on a company or individual, but felt unsure in terms of where to look and what resources to use? Are you not entirely sure what social media is?  Well, you are in luck!  The CALL Continuing Education Committee cordially invites you to a program designed to help you maneuver through the changing landscape of social media – including new platforms and security and transparency policies. Come learn tricks and tips for navigating these resources, how to present your findings and specific areas of law in which this research may be especially useful (such as intellectual property, family law and criminal law).

We hope to see you there!

 ~ The CALL Continuing Education Committee


Presenter:  Diana Koppang, Manager of Reference Services and Embedded Intellectual Property Librarian at Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

When: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ noon-1:00

Where: Neal, Gerber and Eisenberg (2 N. LaSalle, 17th Floor)

Cost: $5 Payment will be collected at the door. Please make checks payable to Chicago Association of Law Libraries


RSVP at this link


Light refreshments will be served.  Feel free to bring a lunch.

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

The Fall 2014 issue of the CALL Bulletin is published! And it’s in a new format!

Thanks to the hard work of Emily Barney, Debbie Ginsberg, and Kevin McClure, the CALL Bulletin is now available in a new format!  With a new webpage!  Visit and prepare to be wowed. The Fall 2014 issue is published in PDF and with individual articles as blog posts. This is a great first for the Chicago Association of Law Libraries!

Issue No. 233 features the annual reports of CALL committees, summaries of CALL Executive Board meeting minutes, a CALL Business Meeting Round-Up, and a report on CALL Leadership Training Day by Claire Gaynor Willis.  Other articles include the following (the first four are reports on the July 2014 American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas):


Lyonette Louis-Jacques

Co-Chair, CALL Bulletin Committee

Community Service Committee school supply donations

The Community Service Committee will once again be collecting school supplies for Chicago Hopes at the September 18th CALL Business Meeting. Chicago HOPES for Kids collaborates with schools, shelters, and communities to establish after-school shelter-based tutoring programs throughout the city. These sessions feature educational support and cultural enrichment activities for Chicago’s school-aged homeless children.

The Committee will also be collecting monetary donations to benefit Blessings in a Backpack, which provides food to elementary school children who are in households under the poverty line. The children receive a “backpack” with food at the end of each school week with enough food for the weekend, a time when many impoverished children go without eating because they aren’t receiving a school breakfast or lunch on those days.

Chicago Hopes Donation Wish List:

Scissors for elementary school age children
Glue or glue sticks
Colored pencils
Crayons (boxes of 8 or 16)
Construction paper
Lined paper
Computer paper
Stapler and staples
Permanent markers
Dry erase markers
Watercolor paints

The shelter program is also in need of paper cups, craft supplies, and paper towels.

CALL Bulletin, Summer 2014, Issue 232 is now available

The Summer issue of the CALL Bulletin is on newsstands now! In this issue, Maribel Nash passes the President’s torch to Margaret Schilt, Lindsey Carpino gives us a recent library school graduate’s view of the law school jobs market, and Kevin McClure reports on the preservation challenges posed by born-digital federal government documents. There’s also a full summary of the May business meeting, including a roundup of all the award winners. Happy reading!

Lyonette Louis-Jacques and Kevin McClure, Co-Editors.

Illinois Enacts UELMA

On August 26, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed Illinois SB 1941, our state’s version of the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA), into law as Public Act 98-1097. This makes Illinois the 11th state to enact UELMA into law (a complete list of states which have enacted UELMA is available on the AALL Government Relations Committee’s UELMA Resources Page). As we’ve noted in previous posts, the enactment of UELMA will help to ensure that electronically-published official primary law documents in Illinois are authenticated, preserved, and made permanently available to the public.

Thanks to all of the members of CALL and the AALL Government Relations Committee who helped make this happen. Special thanks go out to Keith Ann Stiverson and to Kip Kolkmeier, Lobbyist for the Illinois Library Association, for their efforts in getting the bill through the Illinois General Assembly.

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