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.
Please use the following link to register for the May 14, 2015 business meeting luncheon:
Thursday, May 14, 2015
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.
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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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Grants and Chapter Awards Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the CALL Grants to attend the 2015 AALL Annual Meeting in Philadelphia: Emily Barney, from Chicago-Kent College of Law Library, and Carolyn Hersch, from Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP. Both recipients will be first-time AALL Annual Meeting attendees and have been very active contributors to CALL and AALL committee work. Emily and Carolyn, we hope you have an excellent conference and bring back lots of great ideas to share with your workplaces and with CALL. Congratulations to both of you!
Thanks 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.
Grants are still available for continuing education opportunities over the summer, such as the CALI Conference. The grant application form is available on the CALL website. Please send all completed applications via email to email@example.com. Please consider applying!
David Mendelsohn, Managing Partner of the Chicago Office for DLA Piper and a partner in the Financial Services group, spoke at the February 26, 2015 CALL Business Meeting on “The Future of Law Firms from a Managing Partner’s Perspective.” Read about it in Clare Gaynor Willis’ Round-Up in the Spring 2015 CALL Bulletin!
Happy Spring, CALL members! Ok, so the weather has decided not to cooperate with this announcement, but I assure you that you’ll find nothing but fresh, rejuvenating material in Issue 235, Spring 2015 of the CALL Bulletin! Check it out here:
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 themed section highlighting artwork in CALL member libraries. Who knew we had so much beauty and history hanging around us at work each day?
For those members who prefer a PDF version of the Bulletin, you can download one here.
The CALL Grants and Awards Committee is pleased to announce that Kara Young, Digital Services and Emerging Technologies Librarian at the Pritzker Legal Research Center, Northwestern University School of Law, has been awarded a CALL grant to attend the 2015 ABA Techshow in Chicago, IL. Congratulations, Kara!
The Committee is still accepting applications for all professional-related continuing education opportunities. For more information, see the Grants and Awards page. Applications for grants to attend the AALL Annual Meeting are due on March 27, 2015.