The Chicago Association of Law Libraries, a chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries, strives to promote the use of law libraries and the effectiveness of librarians.
The Association’s membership includes individuals working in:
- Academic Law Libraries
- Corporate Law Libraries
- Government Law Libraries
- Law Firm Libraries
Students of law or library/information science and others interested in furthering the objectives of the Association are also eligible for membership.
CALL, as the Chicago Association of Law Libraries is known, is governed by an elected, seven-member Executive Board. The Association’s activities are planned and carried out by various committees.
At least four regular meetings are scheduled every year.
The CALL Bulletin is the official newsletter of the Association. Published four times per year, the Bulletin includes both feature articles and regular columns, such as “Techbuzz” and “People and Places.”
The Association publishes a Membership Directory, which includes listings of individual members and their organizations. Access to the Directory is limited to members only.
CALL’s Continuing Education Committee schedules a variety of programs of interest to members and their staffs. The programs draw upon the expertise of individuals from within and outside the Association and may be geared to either beginning or experienced law librarians. Topics are based upon the needs and suggestions of CALL’s members.
CALL’s Placement & Recruitment Committee sends notices of available professional and non-professional law library positions to interested job seekers via the CALL listserv and the CALL website.
Membership Classes and Dues
|Active||Works with legal information in a library or information center or provides library services on an independent contract basis.||$35.00|
|Associate||Not eligible for Active member status, includes non-library worker in the information industry or a member of a library governing board.||$70.00|
|Student||Enrolled in a degree program related to law librarianship. Limited to five consecutive years.||$10.00|
|Retired||Retired from library work and was an active member of CALL for at least ten consecutive years.||$10.00|