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.

Community Service Collection to benefit The Anti-Cruelty Society

The Community Service Committee will be collecting items to benefit the Anti-Cruelty Society at our May business meeting. Below is a list of items they can use.  At this time they do not need dry dog or cat food. Help us support homeless pets in Chicago by bringing in your donations next Thursday!



For Our Cats & Dogs:

  • “Adopt Me” vests: click here to find online
  • “Adopt Me” bandana: click here to find online
  • New dog toys (hard rubber – especially all size Kong toys)
  • New cat toys (plastic or rubber)
  • Premium brands canned cat and dog food (unopened)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Leashes, new or used
  • Beef, turkey, or chicken flavored baby food (Please read the ingredients, no onion or garlic should be listed. Currently, Beech Nut stage 1 and Gerber 2nd Foods are good choices.)
  • Fleece fabric to make pet beds (by the yard)
  • New or gently used towels (all sizes)
  • Newspaper

Equipment/Office Supplies:

  • Batteries (AA, AAA, and C)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Digital camera
  • iPads
  • Flip camera


Congratulations to the 2014-2015 CALL Award Winners!

The Grants and Chapter Awards Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014-2015 CALL Awards:

The Agnes and Harvey Reid Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Librarianship

JoAnn Hounshell

The Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Law Librarianship

Mary Lu Linnane and Lorna Y. Tang

The Award for Outstanding In-House Publication

Sean Rebstock, DLA Piper, Managing My eBrief

Please join me in congratulating these wonderful librarians!  They will be formally recognized at the May 14th business meeting at Wildfire.

Thanks again to the members of the Grants and Chapter Awards Committee (Jesse Bowman, Megan Butman, Eugene Giudice, Lyonette Louis-Jacques, and Beth Schubert) for their thoughtful deliberations.

Congrats to the CALL Members on the LIPA Board

We are always excited to see the many ways CALL members work with other library, information, and legal organizations.  Congratulations to Jean Wenger for her election to Vice Chair/Chair Elect of the Board of Directors of LIPA (Legal Preservation Alliance).  She will join JoAnn Hounshell, the current Vice Chair/Chair Elect.

CALL Business Meeting — May 14, 2015 at Wildfire Chicago

Please use the following link to register for the May 14, 2015 business meeting luncheon:


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Wildfire Chicago

159 W. Eerie

Chicago, IL


Registration: 11:30 am to noon

Lunch begins at noon

CALL annual awards will be presented following the guest speaker



AALL President Holly Riccio will share news and developments from AALL, with a focus on the many ways members can volunteer and engage with the Association. There are some very exciting initiatives that AALL is undertaking that will have positive, lasting impact on members.


About the Speaker:

Holly Riccio is the current President of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). She is the Director of Library Innovation and San Francisco Library Manager for O’Melveny & Myers LLP, a global Am Law 100 law firm. She received a Bachelor of Arts from New York University and a Masters of Information and Library Studies from the University of Michigan.


Meeting Sponsor: Intelligize

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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 donations for the Anti-Cruelty Society. The Anti-cruelty Society works to place adoptable pets in permanent loving homes and to inspire compassion and respect in the treatment of animals. The following is a list of helpful items to donate (cash will not be collected at this meeting):


  • New dog toys, hard rubber (especially all size Kong toys) • New cat toys, plastic or rubber • Peanut butter • Premium brands canned cat and dog food (unopened) • Beef or chicken flavored baby food • Fleece fabric to make pet beds (by the yard) • New or gently used towels, all sizes • Leashes, new or used





Baked goat cheese

House salad bowl


Main Course (served family style):

Mushroom crusted pork chop

Cedar planked salmon

Penne and wood roasted vegetables (for vegetarian option only)

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


Side Dish:

Fresh broccoli with lemon vinaigrette

Creamy macaroni and cheese



Triple layer chocolate cake

Seasonal berry crisp with ice cream

Freshly Brewed Coffee and Hot Tea


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


CALL No Show and No Walk in Policies for Business Meetings


Make checks payable to Chicago Association of Law Libraries. Please do not combine payment for this meeting with any other CALL function. Reservations must be received by Friday, May 8, 2015. For more information, please contact Beth Schubert at 312-577-8167 or

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