DLA Piper Managing Partner Speaks to CALL on “The Future of Law Firms”

Photo of David Mendelsohn at CALL Business MeetingDavid 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!

Issue 235, Spring 2015 of the CALL Bulletin is Now Available

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:

Spring 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 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.


Congratulations to Kara Young, Winner of CALL Grant

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.

March 2015 Election Results

The CALL Board is pleased to announce the results of the election for officers for 2015-2016.

Vice-President/President-Elect: Todd Ito

Secretary: Diana Koppang

Director: Konya Lafferty

Congratulations to the these new Board members and thanks to all candidates for showing their dedication to CALL by stepping up to run for office.  Our association is made stronger by the willingness of our membership to volunteer for positions of leadership.  We thank you all.

Nominations for CALL Awards Now Open!

Each year, the Chicago Association of Law Libraries honors members who have made outstanding contributions to the organization and the profession of law librarianship. CALL members are encouraged to submit nominations for the following annual awards:

  • The Agnes and Harvey Reid Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Librarianship is presented annually at the May business meeting for outstanding service to the Chapter during the previous year or for contribution to law librarianship.
  • The Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Law Librarianship is presented annually at the May business meeting to a retired or soon-to-be retired CALL member for their outstanding lifetime achievement in law librarianship.
  • The Award for Outstanding In-House Publication is given to an individual or group who created in-house library materials (print or online) that are user- and staff-oriented, are relevant for law libraries, and are outstanding in quality.

Criteria for each award can be found on the CALL website.

In 2014, the Reid Award was given to Keith Ann Stiverson, the Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement was given to Eloise Vondruska and Julia Wentz, and the Award for Outstanding In-House Publication was given to the John Marshall Law School Library and the IIT Chicago-Kent Law Library. Nominate your deserving CALL colleagues to join these distinguished award recipients!

Please submit nominations for all three of these awards to Maribel Nash at m-nash@law.northwestern.edu by March 27, 2015.

February Community Service Committee Collection

At the February 26th business meeting, the CALL Community Service Committee will be collecting food and monetary donations to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

The Food Depository assists more than 800,000 adults and children in Cook County every year through a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters.

Please bring to the meeting any nonperishable canned and packaged foods (no glass) that have yet to expire.

Some of the most-needed items are: peanut butter, canned fruit, canned vegetables, cereal, chili, jelly, macaroni and cheese, pasta, pasta sauce, rice, shelf-stable milk, soup, stew, canned beans and tuna.

Visit the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s website to learn more about this organization.

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