Please come and join our Legal Citation Workshop!

**The Continuing Education Committee has rescheduled the Legal Citation Workshop for Wednesday, February 5, 2014.  All other details remain the same (time and place).  Please be sure to RSVP using the link below, even if you had previously registered for the original event.  We apologize for any inconvenience, and we hope to see many of you on the 5th!**

When is it OK to cite to an electronic version of a statute?  How and when do we apply the new citation rules for Illinois?  What is ALWD, and how does it differ from the Bluebook?  If you have ever found yourself asking questions like these, you are not alone.  Legal citation can be a frustrating and daunting task for even the most seasoned law librarian.  Our next CALL Continuing Education event is intended to clear up some of the most common mistakes and misconceptions about legal citation.    Hope to see you there!    

 ~ The CALL Continuing Education Committee

Speakers:  Heidi Kuehl, Northwestern University School of Law

Clare Willis, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Philip Johnson, John Marshall Law School

When: Wednesday, Feburary 5th @ Noon

Where: DLA Piper, LLC, 203 N. LaSalle St. #1900, Chicago, IL 60601

Cost: $5 Payment will be collected at the door. Please make checks payable to Chicago Association of Law Libraries

 

RSVP at this link

Light refreshments will be served.  Feel free to bring a lunch.

Please note that CALL’s no-show policy will apply for this event.

http://new.chicagolawlib.org/?page_id=33

CALL Bulletin, Winter 2014, Issue 230 is now available

Just (barely!) in time for the holidays, the Winter issue of the CALL Bulletin has hit the icy streets! So pour your winter warmer of choice, curl up by the fire, and check out the first installment of the Bulletin’s New Member Q&A, a librarian’s tales of teaching law and technology, all the latest library policy dope from Springfield, and much more.

Early in the new year, we’ll be reaching out to all of you for your thoughts about any of your once beloved resources that have been lost to the ages, or any valuable resources that might now be at risk; see the bottom of page 15 for a teaser. But until then, enjoy the holidays, and this issue of the Bulletin!

AALL Election News: Congratulations to Keith Ann Stiverson

Congratulations to CALL member Keith Ann Stiverson on her election to the AALL Executive Board! Keith serves as the Director of the Chicago-Kent College of Law Library and has been very active in both CALL and AALL over the years. She recently served on the Task Force on the Depository Library Program and the Government Policy Advisory Group, and as AALL observer to the NCCUSL Drafting Committee on the Uniform Electric Legal Material Act. We are all so grateful for Keith’s efforts to help get UELMA passed.

Keith’s term as AALL President will conclude with the 2016 AALL Annual Meeting right here in Chicago. Congratulations, Keith!

Gail Hartzell

We are saddened to report the death of Gail Hartzell, retired librarian from Valparaiso University Law Library and Professor Emeritus at Valparaiso University Law School, who passed away on October 21, 2013. Gail was very active in the Chicago Association of Law Libraries, serving on the CRIV and Archives committees, co-chairing the Membership and Bulletin committees, and serving as Director of the CALL Board from 2009 to 2011. Last May, Gail received the CALL Lifetime Achievement in Law Librarianship Award.

Gail’s obituary can be found at http://www.pruzinfuneralservice.com/sitemaker/sites/PRUZIN1/obit.cgi?user=1133356HARTZELL.

Gail is survived by Thomas Hartzell, her husband of 45 years, three sons, a sister, eight grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her name may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Join us in offering her family and friends our sincerest condolences during this sad time. We will all miss her as a colleague and friend after her many years of loyal service to CALL.

Register for the CALL Business Meeting – Thursday, November 14, 2013

Date:  Thursday, November 14, 2013

Location:  Wildfire Chicago

Map:  159 W. Erie St., Chicago, IL 60654

Registration: 11:30 am to noon; Lunch: noon

In honor of Veteran’s Day, the CALL Community Service Committee will once again be collecting cash and in-kind donations to benefit local veterans’ charities. Our cash donation will support the work of Honor Flight Chicago, an organization whose mission is to honor our World War II veterans by arranging for them to visit the WWII memorial in Washington D.C.  Our in-kind collection is on behalf of A Safe Haven. A Safe Haven provides homeless veterans with services to assist them in transitioning from homelessness to self-sufficiency with pride and purpose. Services include education, job training, behavioral health programs, as well as assistance in locating transitional and permanent housing solutions.

Register here. 

November Meeting Community Service Donations

HFCLogo_01In honor of Veteran’s Day, the CALL Community Service Committee will once again be collecting cash and in-kind donations to benefit local veterans’ charities. Our cash donation will support the work of Honor Flight Chicago, an organization whose mission is to honor our World War II veterans by arranging for them to visit the WWII memorial in Washington D.C.

Please take a minute to watch this video on the wonderful work Honor Flight is doing to support our veterans

Our in-kind collection is on behalf of A Safe Haven. A Safe Haven provides homeless veterans with services to assist them in transitioning from homelessness to self-sufficiency with pride and purpose. Services include education, job training, behavioral health programs, as well as assistance in locating transitional and permanent housing solutions. Support A Safe Haven by donating the following items:

• new twin bedding sets (preferably white)

• new pillows and pillowcases

• new towels and washcloths

• toiletries (including shampoo, toothpaste, etc.)

For infection and pest control reasons, A Safe Haven requires all donations of fabric items to be new. Please contact Jessie LeMar at jlemar@jonesday.com with any questions

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