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 http://lac2016.chicagolawlib.org/lac2016/.

February 25 CALL Meeting

Registration for the February 25 CALL Business Meeting is now open.

CALL is now using Wild Apricot for event registration.  Please register for the meeting at https://caoll.wildapricot.org/event-2146982.

In the future, you will be able to pay for your CALL meetings through the Wild Apricot service.  For this meeting, please use the current process for paying (send a check to the CALL post office box, bring cash, or a personal check or an organizational check to the meeting).

Registration will end at noon on Friday 19 February 2016.

Location: Nacional 27 325 West Huron, Chicago IL  60654

Registration begins at 11:30 Lunch begins at 12:00 Noon

Topic The speaker for the February meeting is John S. Bracken from the Knight Foundation. He will be speaking about how libraries are transforming to accommodate the evolving needs of our communities. One project he is involved with is the 2016 Knight News Challenge on Libraries, which launches on February 24, 2016, and offers applicants a share of more than $3 million for ideas relating to the future of libraries.

About the Speaker Mr. Bracken is vice president of the Media Innovation Program at the Knight Foundation, which funds projects that improve the creation, sharing, and use of information essential to communities. He supervises the Knight News Challenge and the Knight Prototype Fund. Bracken has 15 years of experience as a philanthropic investor in digital media, media policy and innovation, having previously worked at the Ford Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. He also serves on the board of the Illinois Humanities Council. Bracken earned a master’s degree from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts from Pitzer College in Claremont, CA.

Menu Chips and Salsa

Guacamole (vegetarian)

Tapas (to be shared at the table)

  • Shrimp Adobando
  • Suckling Pig Croquetas
  • Queso Empanadas (vegetarian)

Entrée (to be shared at the table)

  • Stuffed Piquillo (vegan)
  • Grilled Vegetable Enchiladas (vegetarian)
  • Grilled Salmon
  • Grilled Marinated Skirt Steak
  • Spicy Green Rice

Dessert

  • Mini Flourless Chocolate Cake

Community Service Project

Community Service Committee Collections to benefit PAWS and The Anti-Cruelty Society.

The Community Service Committee will be collecting monetary donations to benefit PAWS and items to benefit The Anti-Cruelty Society at the February 25 business meeting.

At this time, The Anti-Cruelty Society is particularly looking for any kind of unopened cat or dog food and chew toys for dogs, especially bully sticks, Kong rubber toys, and rawhide chews. In addition to food or chew toys, The Anti-Cruelty Society is interested in “Do It Yourself Donations” you can make from home. Please review The Anti-Cruelty Society’s suggestions and instructions and consider a homemade donation.

We are also looking for cash donations for PAWS Chicago’s Veterinarian Wish List. Your donation will go towards the purchase of lifesaving medical equipment like warming pads, antibiotics, syringe and IV pumps, and dental x-rays. These tools allow PAWS Chicago’s veterinarian team to continue to treat and heal animals in need.

Please help CALL help homeless animals by contributing on February 25!

Cost: $25.00

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

CALL No Show and No Walk in Policies for Business Meetings

Community Service Committee Collections to benefit PAWS and The Anti-Cruelty Society

The Community Service Committee will be collecting monetary donations to benefit PAWS and items to benefit The Anti-Cruelty Society at the February 25 business meeting.

At this time, logoThe Anti-Cruelty Society is particularly looking for any kind of unopened cat or dog food and chew toys for dogs, especially bully sticks, Kong rubber toys, and rawhide chews. In addition to food or chew toys, The Anti-Cruelty Society is interested in “Do It Yourself Donations” you can make from home. Please review The Anti-Cruelty Society’s suggestions and instructions and consider a homemade donation.

We are also looking for cash donations for PAWS Chicago’s Veterinarian Wish List.

PAWS

Your donation will go towards the purchase of lifesaving medical equipment like warming pads, antibiotics, syringe and IV pumps, and dental x-rays. These tools allow PAWS Chicago’s veterinarian team to continue to treat and heal animals in need.

Please help CALL help homeless animals by contributing on February 25!

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