Summer 2015 Issue of the CALL Bulletin Now Available

CALL Members,

I am happy to announce that the wait is finally over…the Summer 2015 edition of the CALL Bulletin has arrived!  Cancel any appointments you had scheduled for this afternoon and settle in for another issue of your favorite newsletter from your favorite local chapter of your favorite national law library organization.  And, if you’ll recall, you no longer have to get newsprint all over your fingers to read it.  Check out the online version of the Bulletin here:

Summer 2015 CALL Bulletin

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 preview of this year’s AALL Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.  Please note that we will be publishing a special supplement to the Summer 2015 issue of the Bulletin live, on location in Philadelphia, so even if you will not be able to make it to this year’s annual meeting, we will do our best to make sure you feel like you did.


For those members who prefer a PDF version of the Bulletin, you can download one here.



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.

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