CALL Bulletin, Summer 2014, Issue 232 is now available

The Summer issue of the CALL Bulletin is on newsstands now! In this issue, Maribel Nash passes the President’s torch to Margaret Schilt, Lindsey Carpino gives us a recent library school graduate’s view of the law school jobs market, and Kevin McClure reports on the preservation challenges posed by born-digital federal government documents. There’s also a full summary of the May business meeting, including a roundup of all the award winners. Happy reading!

Lyonette Louis-Jacques and Kevin McClure, Co-Editors.

Illinois Enacts UELMA

On August 26, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed Illinois SB 1941, our state’s version of the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA), into law as Public Act 98-1097. This makes Illinois the 11th state to enact UELMA into law (a complete list of states which have enacted UELMA is available on the AALL Government Relations Committee’s UELMA Resources Page). As we’ve noted in previous posts, the enactment of UELMA will help to ensure that electronically-published official primary law documents in Illinois are authenticated, preserved, and made permanently available to the public.

Thanks to all of the members of CALL and the AALL Government Relations Committee who helped make this happen. Special thanks go out to Keith Ann Stiverson and to Kip Kolkmeier, Lobbyist for the Illinois Library Association, for their efforts in getting the bill through the Illinois General Assembly.

CALL Business Meeting – September 18, 2014 Meeting Registration

CALL Business Meeting – September 18, 2014 Meeting Registration

Please use the following link to register:

Thursday, September 18, 2014

311 S. Wacker
Lower Level
Chicago, IL 60606

Registration: 11:30 am to noon
Lunch begins at noon


Policy Trends Affecting Juvenile Justice

There is a need to transform the juvenile justice system in Illinois. Studies have shown that confinement does not help change behavior. Enhancing fairness for all youth and offering strong community-based resources are needed to help the youth who are caught in the justice system.

Elizabeth Clarke, President and Founder of Juvenile Justice Initiative, will speak about the issues, challenges, and progress for juvenile justice reform.

About the Speaker:

Ms. Clarke is currently the founder and President of the Juvenile Justice Initiative, a statewide advocacy organization to promote fair, rational and effective juvenile justice policies in Illinois.

Prior to developing the Juvenile Justice Initiative, Ms. Clarke served as Juvenile Justice Counsel for the Office of the Cook County Public Defender for six years, and served for 15 years in the Office of the State Appellate Defender, including appointments as Legislative Liaison and Juvenile Justice Coordinator.

Meeting Sponsor: Practising Law Institute. 

Stop by the table during the meeting to learn more about Discover Plus, PLI’s eBook library which contains treatises, course handbooks, answer books, legal forms and program transcripts

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 monetary donations to benefit Blessings in a Backpack, which provides food to elementary school children who are in households under the poverty line. The children receive a “backpack” with food at the end of each school week with enough food for the weekend, a time when many impoverished children go without eating because they aren’t receiving a school breakfast or lunch on those days.

In kind donations will be made to Chicago Hopes. Chicago Hopes provides housing and assistance to Chicago Public School students in temporary housing situations. A donation wish list of school supplies will be posted on the CALL Website shortly.

Menu (served family style):

Corn Chowder (vegetarian friendly – prepared with vegetable stock)

Main Course:
Almond Crusted Salmon
Baked Eggplant Parmesan
Chicken Scaloppini
(Please tell your server if you ordered a vegan entree – see below.)

Side Vegetable:
Seasonal Vegetables

Vanilla Bean Gelato with Chocolate Shavings
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 Wednesday, September 10, 2014. For more information, please contact Beth Schubert at 312-577-8167 or

CALL Bulletin, Spring 2014, Issue 231 is now available

The Spring 2014 issue of the CALL Bulletin is finally here! Features include not one, but two new member interviews, advice on preparing for the inevitable loss of some of your most beloved web services (sorry, but it’s true!), more inside dope on Springfield goings-on from the Government Relations Committee, reports on events and activities of other committees, and a salute to CALL’s award winners honored at last month’s business meeting. Enjoy!

Congratulations to CALL’s award winners and grant recipients

Congratulations to our award winners and grant recipients!


The Agnes and Harvey Reid Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Librarianship

Keith Ann Stiverson

The Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Law Librarianship

Julia Wentz and Eloise Vondruska

The Award for Outstanding In-House Publication

For print format:

John Marshall Law School Library & Technology Services Department for their JMLS Library & Technology Times monthly newsletters for faculty and students, as well as, their guides to students and other patrons who use the law library and technology services.

For electronic format:

Scott Vanderlin, Chicago-Kent College of Law for the new law library video tour.

AALL Grants

Jesse Bowman, Valparaiso University Law School

Joanne Kiley, Locke Lord LLP


The awards will be presented at our May 15 business meeting.

Our Grants and Awards Committee did a terrific job.  While the grants for AALL have been selected, members are encouraged to apply for grants for other conferences.

CALL Institute Day 2014 — Bridging the Gap Between Law School and Practice

 Please come and join the 2014 CALL Institute Day!

Our topic for this year’s Institute Day is “Bridging the Gap between Law School and Practice:  Skills Necessary for Producing Practice-Ready Attorneys.”  There will be brief roundtable presentations from large law firm panelists, public law libraries and resource center panelists, and academic law librarian panelists.  We hope to create an inventory of necessary research skills for practice through the small group discussions during the last hour of the event.    Hope to see you there! 

 ~ The CALL Continuing Education Committee


Panel #1 (8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.):

Ms. Morgan Smith, Director of Professional Development, Dykema Gossett, PLLC
Ms. Kara Murphy, Associate, Dykema Gossett, PLLC
Mr. Lawrence Schaner, Partner, Jenner & Block
Ms. Deborah Bone, Associate, Schiff Hardin

Panel #2 (9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.):

Ms. Gretchen Van Dam, Circuit Court Librarian, Library of the U.S. Courts for the Seventh Circuit
Ms. Jean Wenger, Government Documents / Foreign & International Law Librarian, Cook County Law Library
Mr. Joshua Poje, Director, ABA Legal Technology Resource Center

Panel #3 (10:20 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.):

Academic Law Librarian Representatives from Chicago-Kent, John Marshall, Loyola, Northern Illinois, Northwestern, University of Chicago, and Valparaiso Law Libraries

11:00 a.m. – Noon:  

Breakout sessions to discuss necessary research and technology skills for practice


When: Wednesday, May 7th, 8:30 a.m. – noon

Where: Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60661

Cost: $10 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.

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