May 12 2016 CALL Meeting

Registration for the May CALL business meeting is now open and can be done at ttps://

Date: May 12, 2016
Location: Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse – 33 West Kinzie Avenue, Chicago, IL  60654
Time: Registration begins at 11:30, Lunch begins at 12:00 Noon
Cost: $25.00

Registration for the meeting will close at 1:00 PM on Friday, May 6 2016

The speaker for the May meeting is Jason Kunesh, CEO of Public Good Software, a for-purpose startup serving the public good through technology in Chicago. Mr. Kunesh will be speaking about how startups and technology are breaking ground in social entrepreneurship. He will speak about working on the Obama for America presidential campaign, his work with Public Good, and the program that led them to incubate Public Good in the Harold Washington Public Library. That program was a first of its kind in the nation.

About the Speaker
Mr. Kunesh was Director of User Experience at Obama for America, a founder of Fuzzy Math, on the founding team of ThePoint (which grew up to be Groupon), an early designer at Orbitz, an adjunct faculty member at DePaul University and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a bouncer at the Green Mill.

Mixed green salad with Italian vinaigrette (vegan)
Entrée (served buffet style)

  • Chicken Vesuvio with quartered potatoes and sweet peas
  • Lump crab cake with herb roasted potatoes with garlic butter, green beans with lemon oil and caper remoulade
  • Orecchietti, arugula, pine nuts, lemon, garlic, extra virgin olive oil


  • Eli’s Chicago style cheesecake with strawberry compote

Coffee, tea, soft drinks, water, juices, iced tea, lemonade

Community Service Project
We are collecting new children’s books the SitStayRead program for children ages 6 to 10, 1st to 4th grades.For more than a decade, SitStayRead has been making a difference in the lives of some of the lowest-income students living in Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods. In 13 years, the program has grown from a pilot in one city library to an established curriculum in 16 schools and five community centers. SitStayRead accomplishes its mission of improving literacy skills and fostering a love of learning in at-risk children using patient, gentle dogs as part of the educational team. The dogs of all shapes, sizes, ages, and breeds infuse a sense of fun into the learning process while providing a non-judgmental ear to students who may not be comfortable reading aloud to their peers.

Cash Donations
Special Olympics Chicago provides year-round training and competition in 22 sports for nearly 6,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities. This gives these individuals continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Your support allows SCC/Special Olympics Chicago to offer the best quality training and competition experience to the athletes of Special Olympics Chicago.

Meeting Sponsor
This month’s meeting sponsor is Wolters Kluwer

Door Prizes
Two gift cards will be raffled during the meeting courtesy of LexisNexis.  Check out their InfoPro for news and tips for librarians.

Please note the CALL No-Show and No Walk-In Policy for Business Meetings

CALL Continuing Education Webinar: New York Law Institute

The CALL Continuing Education Committee, in collaboration with the New York Law Institute, will be presenting a webinar on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 pm.

The New York Law Institute (NYLI), is a responsive membership organization that acts as a portal to legal information by offering state of the art functionality and services.  Please join us for this discussion of NYLI’s enhanced services which feature customized access to essential, unique and hard-to-find legal information, in a cost-effective, efficient and personalized manner including:

  • Access to nearly 100,000 eBooks
  • Access to a Lexis Digital Library containing over 50 Mathew Bender legal treatises and nearly 300 ABA publications
  • Access to an array of online databases including Proquest Congressional, LLMC-Digital, The Oxford English Dictionary, and more
  • Digital initiatives such as a Seamless catalog, ERM scripts, widgets, and SharePoint Web Parts
  • Research services and assistance

Traditional library services including book loans, document delivery, and research services.

Please note that due to licensing issues, NYLI is not able to accept law schools as members.

Please register via Survey Monkey link found here:  An Outlook invitation will be sent to all who register in advance of the event. You will not receive an immediate Outlook invitation.

There is no cost to attend this webinar.


Julie Pabarja elected Chair of the AALL Council of Chapter Presidents

Current CALL President Julie Pabarja has been elected Chair of the AALL Council of Chapter Presidents for 2016-17. The Council of Chapter Presidents was created to provide greater coordination among AALL’s different chapters and to serve as conduit for information flowing both to and from the chapters.  Every Chapter President is automatically a member of the Council during the term of their presidency, and the Council’s Chair is elected annually from that year’s outgoing Presidents. Julie will also continue to serve on the CALL Board of Directors in 2016-17 as Past President.

Newly Elected Members to the 2016-2017 CALL Executive Board

The election for the 2016-2017 CALL Executive Board ended on March 15, 2016. 48% of the membership voted in this election.  The following members have been elected to join the 2016-2017 CALL Executive Board.  Congratulations on their new leadership roles within CALL!

Vice-President/President-Elect:  Clare Willis

Treasurer: Tom Gaylord

Director: Lindsey Carpino

Thank you to everyone who was involved in this election process. CALL’s success is due to the commitment and participation of our members.

2016 AALL Local Arrangements Committee Website Now Available

Several members of CALL are serving on the Local Arrangements Committee for the 2016 AALL Annual Meeting & Conference here in Chicago.  To view the Local Arrangement Committee website, visit

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