CALL Buzz-In: How to prepare a AALL 2016 Program Proposal

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Topic: CALL Buzz-In: How to prepare a AALL 2016 Program Proposal

CALL members are invited to be part of the discussion on what it takes to get your program proposal accepted for the 2016 AALL Annual Meeting and Conference. Join members who are on the Annual Meeting Program Committee (AMPC), as well as those who have proposed programs and presented at conferences. You will learn about best tips and practices on submitting a proposal, and have a chance to share your program proposal and receive feedback.


When: Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Registration begins at 11:45 AM

Discussions will start at Noon – 1:00 PM



Where: DLA Piper

203 N. LaSalle St.

Go to 19th floor and receptionist will direct you


CALL members should bring their own lunch.  Beverages will be provided.

There is no charge to attend this event but registration is required.

Detailed information about the proposal process may be found here.

If you have questions, contact Jesse Bowman ( and Carolyn Hersch (, Continuing Education Co-Chairs.

Community Service Volunteer Opportunity

Alliance for the Great Lakes

Alliance for the Great Lakes will host an Adopt-a-Beach event on Saturday, September 19, at Montrose Beach, from 9:00am – 12:00pm. To participate, register for the event as an “Individual.”

The group will be meeting at the Beach House just south of Montrose Beach. Please consider bringing a bucket or plastic bag from home to reduce the event’s environmental footprint.


Contact Lucy Robbins at or Julie Swanson at if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!


September Community Service Collection

At our September meeting, the Community Service Committee will be collecting cash donations to benefit HEART (Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers), and we will be collecting school supplies to benefit Chicago Public School students.

Here is some more information about the two organizations:

HEART (Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers)

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HEART’s mission is to foster compassion and respect for people, animals and the environment by educating youth and teachers in humane education. HEART is dedicated to developing youth into caring and responsible citizens. Our integrated character and humane education curriculum includes lesson plans covering animal welfare, social justice, and environmental protection. Through in-classroom instruction and service learning programs students learn respect, responsibility and empathy toward all living beings and the natural world.
Our Programs

  • Create better students, compassionate citizens and contributors to the greater community
  • Foster a sense of responsibility for children to act upon their personal beliefs
  • Cultivate empathy for animals, and as a result, decrease animal abuse in our society
  • Encourage students to strive for a sustainable society while protecting natural resources and the environment
  • Offer an effective way to reduce and prevent violence in school and at home

Chicago Public School’s Supply the Future Campaign

Chicago Public Schools is seeking donations of school supplies to support the 2015 Back to School Campaign. School begins for all CPS students on September 8, and we want it to be the first day to a great year. Sadly, though, many children will arrive on the first day without the supplies they need, especially those in temporary living situations.
Here is a general list of school supplies that are needed:
Assignment notebook, Calculator, Colored pencils, Crayons, Dictionary, folders, Glue sticks, Kleenex, paper towels, Large crayons, Large pencils, Notebooks, Pencils, Pencil-top erasers, Pocket folders, Rulers, Scissors, Sketchpads, Spiral notebooks, Supply boxes, Washable markers, Watercolor paint, Wide-ruled notebook paper


Please contact Lucy Robbins at or Julie Swanson at with any questions

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 »

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