CALL Continuing Education Webinar: Prospect Research and Competitive Intelligence

The CALL Continuing Education Committee, in partnership with APRA-Illinois and APRA- Minnesota (Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement) will be presenting a webinar on Wednesday, February 17th at noon.

The webinar will discuss the work of prospect researchers and competitive intelligence professionals. We will explore the skills, tools, and intricacies of both professions and how they relate to each other over the divide of nonprofit vs. for profit organizations.  This webinar is free to all attendees.

Please register for APRA-IL/MN, CALL Webinar: Prospect Research and Competitive Intelligence on Feb 17, 2016 12:00 PM CST at: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

We hope you can make it!

CALLing Future Leaders

Come learn about leadership opportunities with CALL and AALL!

Whether you’re considering a leadership position or want to know more about leadership in other professional organizations, this program offers an opportunity to learn from experienced leaders.  You’ll learn more about what role different leaders play within the organization, what it takes to be a successful leader, and how to get started in leadership.  The program will end with a unique opportunity to mingle and network with our CALL and AALL leaders.

NOTE: Lunch will be provided.  RSVP here.

Thursday, January 28th, 12:00-1:15pm (Registration begins at 11:45) 

DLA Piper, 203 N. LaSalle St, 18th floor conference room; enter via 19th floor reception [PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION!]



Keynote: Keith Ann Stiverson, AALL President

Panel discussion:

  • Clare Gaynor Willis (moderator), past CALL Secretary
  • Gretchen Van Dam, former CALL President, former chair of AALL Graduate Education for Law Librarianship Special Committee and Access to Electronic Legal Information Committee
  • Lyonette Louis-Jacques, present co-chair of CALL Bulletin, former member of the AALL Executive Board, former chair of the AALL Computing Services and FCIL Special Interest Sections
  • Robert Martin, present CALL Director, past CALL committee co-chair
  • Julie Pabarja, present CALL President, present AALL AMPC committee member and former chair, former AALL Continuing Professional Education Committee chair

Q & A session and Networking reception to follow

RSVP here by Tuesday, January 26th.

There is no charge to attend this event.  

Registration is required to ensure an accurate food and beverage order.

Welcome to the Winter 2016 Elections & Chicago International issue of the CALL Bulletin!

CALLLogoLiebe CALL colleagues! The Winter 2016 special Elections & Chicago International issue of the CALL Bulletin is published!  You can browse the articles as WordPress blog posts and in PDF. Thanks to all our contributors of CALL news and activities, featured articles and columns, and special guest editors of the “Chicago International” section, Matthew Timko and Sharon Nelson! Bonne lecture, everyone!  Best, Lyo (

Lyonette Louis-Jacques (co-editor, CALL Bulletin, with Lindsey Carpino ( and Scott Vanderlin (


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Community service volunteer opportunity at the Center for Economic Progress


The Center for Economic Progress (CEP) is looking for volunteers to work one-on-one with low-income families to make tax time an opportunity to get ahead. For the upcoming tax season, the CEP has volunteer positions available as tax preparers, tax site specialists, and more. (A bulletin provided by a Volunteer Engagement Specialist is attached:
CEP Tax Site Volunteer Opportunity 2016).

Register to volunteer, view training schedules and find a site near you at CEP’s Volunteer page.

If you would like to find out more, please contact CEP at Volunteer Engagement or (312)630-0266.

November Community Service Collection

The holiday season is approaching and at the November meeting the Community Service Committee will be collecting donations for those in need.CALL greater chicago food dep.

In-kind donations will be for the Greater Chicago Food Depository and monetary donations will be for Toys for Tots.

The Greater Chicago Food Depository, a nonprofit organization founded in 1979, is working toward ending hunger in the Chicagoland community. Last year they distributed 68 million pounds of shelf-stable food, fresh produce, dairy products and meat.

The types of items the Food Depository can/cannot accept are listed below.

Food Donations should be:
In cans, cartons or bags
In the original container with the original product label
Within the “Use by” or “Best if used by” dates
Free of damage, stains or moisture
Standard retail food products (homemade product is not accepted)

The Food Depository is unable to accept:
Items that have been opened or partially used including cans, bottles and dry goods
Products not in their original packaging
Products with no ingredient information labels
Homemade or home-canned foods
Products that have become contaminated
Alcoholic beverages or energy drinks of any kind

The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program collects monetary donations as well as new and unwrapped toys from October to December every year.  The toys are collected in areas where a local U.S. Marine Corps Reserve unit is located.  The toys are then delivered to less fortunate children as Christmas gifts in the community where the reserve unit is located.   The hope of the organization is bring a community together for three months of the year to help children in need have a wonderful Christmas season.


CALL Slate of Candidates 2016-2017

The CALL election will open on February 15, 2016. Candidate bios and statements are available here (members only).

VP/President Elect:

Joanne Kiley, International Legal Technology Association

Clare Willis, Chicago-Kent College of Law Library



Tom Gaylord, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Library

Jill Meyer, Dykema



Therese Clarke Arado, Northern Illinois University College of Law Library

Lindsey Carpino, Sidley Austin

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