CALL Business Meeting — May 14, 2015 at Wildfire Chicago

Please use the following link to register for the May 14, 2015 business meeting luncheon:


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Wildfire Chicago

159 W. Eerie

Chicago, IL


Registration: 11:30 am to noon

Lunch begins at noon

CALL annual awards will be presented following the guest speaker



AALL President Holly Riccio will share news and developments from AALL, with a focus on the many ways members can volunteer and engage with the Association. There are some very exciting initiatives that AALL is undertaking that will have positive, lasting impact on members.


About the Speaker:

Holly Riccio is the current President of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). She is the Director of Library Innovation and San Francisco Library Manager for O’Melveny & Myers LLP, a global Am Law 100 law firm. She received a Bachelor of Arts from New York University and a Masters of Information and Library Studies from the University of Michigan.


Meeting Sponsor: Intelligize

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Door Prizes: 2 giftcards will be raffled during the meeting courtesy of LexisNexis. Check out their InfoPro for news and tips for librarians.


The Community Service Committee will be collecting donations for the Anti-Cruelty Society. The Anti-cruelty Society works to place adoptable pets in permanent loving homes and to inspire compassion and respect in the treatment of animals. The following is a list of helpful items to donate (cash will not be collected at this meeting):


  • New dog toys, hard rubber (especially all size Kong toys) • New cat toys, plastic or rubber • Peanut butter • Premium brands canned cat and dog food (unopened) • Beef or chicken flavored baby food • Fleece fabric to make pet beds (by the yard) • New or gently used towels, all sizes • Leashes, new or used





Baked goat cheese

House salad bowl


Main Course (served family style):

Mushroom crusted pork chop

Cedar planked salmon

Penne and wood roasted vegetables (for vegetarian option only)

Please tell your server if you require a vegan or vegetarian entree


Side Dish:

Fresh broccoli with lemon vinaigrette

Creamy macaroni and cheese



Triple layer chocolate cake

Seasonal berry crisp with ice cream

Freshly Brewed Coffee and Hot Tea


Cost: $25.00 – exact amount required if paying at the door.


CALL No Show and No Walk in Policies for Business Meetings


Make checks payable to Chicago Association of Law Libraries. Please do not combine payment for this meeting with any other CALL function. Reservations must be received by Friday, May 8, 2015. For more information, please contact Beth Schubert at 312-577-8167 or

Congratulations to Emily Barney & Carolyn Hersch, CALL Grant Recipients

The Grants and Chapter Awards Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the CALL Grants to attend the 2015 AALL Annual Meeting in Philadelphia: Emily Barney, from Chicago-Kent College of Law Library, and Carolyn Hersch, from Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP. Both recipients will be first-time AALL Annual Meeting attendees and have been very active contributors to CALL and AALL committee work. Emily and Carolyn, we hope you have an excellent conference and bring back lots of great ideas to share with your workplaces and with CALL. Congratulations to both of you!

Thanks 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.

Grants are still available for continuing education opportunities over the summer, such as the CALI Conference.  The grant application form is available on the CALL website. Please send all completed applications via email to Please consider applying!

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.

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