September 15 2016 Business Meeting

Registration for the CALL Business Meeting is now open and can be done online at

Meeting Date: September 15, 2016
Location: Nacional 27 – 325 West Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60654
Time: Registration starts at 11:30, lunch begins at 12:00 Noon
Cost: $25.00

Topic Prof. Birdthistle’s brief book trailer will give you an entertaining glimpse into his talk and his new book “Empire of the Fund: The Way We Save Now.”

About the Speaker William Birdthistle is Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he specializes in investment funds and corporate law. He is the author of Empire of the Fund: The Way We Save Now (Oxford University Press, 2016) and co-editor of The Research Handbook on the Regulation of Mutual Funds (Edward Elgar, forthcoming 2017). Birdthistle is a graduate of Harvard Law School, where he served as managing editor of the Harvard Law Review. He received his B.A. summa cum laude in English and psychology from Duke University in 1995. Following law school, Birdthistle clerked for Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is a citizen of both the Republic of Ireland and the United States and spent eight years living in Marsa el-Brega, Libya, and nine years living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, before coming to the United States in 1991 for his undergraduate studies. Birdthistle teaches business organizations, securities regulation, corporate finance, investment funds, and investment funds.    

Chips and Salsa

Guacamole (vegetarian)

Tapas (to be shared at the table)

  • Shrimp Adobando
  • Suckling Pig Croquetas
  • Queso Empanadas (vegetarian)

Entrée (to be shared at the table)

  • Stuffed Piquillo (vegan)
  • Grilled Vegetable Enchiladas (vegetarian)
  • Grilled Salmon
  • Grilled Marinated Skirt Steak
  • Spicy Green Rice


  • Mini Flourless Chocolate Cake

Coffee, tea, soft drinks, water, juices, iced tea, lemonade     

Community Service Project
Cash Donations

Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation According to the American Cancer Society, pancreatic cancer is one of the few cancers for which survival rates have not improved substantially during the last 40 years. The Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation aims to change that. Donor support is at the root of all of the Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation’s endeavors. Our efforts into early detection pancreatic cancer research are made possible because of donors like you.
School Supply In-Kind Donations
Chicago Public Schools is seeking donations of school supplies to support the 2016 Back to School Campaign. Please visit the school essentials web page to view a general list of school supplies.
Meeting Sponsor Our meeting sponsor is S&P Global Market Intelligence. Many of our members subscribe to Capital IQ and S&P understands law firm librarians are facing a challenging period of budget constraints and outsourcing. Financial research is often arcane, intimidating and time consuming. The S&P representatives’ presentation will discuss how Capital IQ has helped librarians across the country streamline their work-flow, consolidate vendor costs and become indispensable resources to their firm’s partners. They will share examples of how Capital IQ has enabled librarians to pro-actively support the Business Development, Conflicts Resolutions teams and attorneys within the M&A, SEC, Tax, Intellectual Property and Business law practices. Those participating in the Survey offered at the meeting and in a post-meeting email will be eligible to win a pair of 4th row tickets to the Philadelphia Flyers vs Chicago Blackhawks game on Tuesday, October 18 at 7:30 pm.


CALL No Show and No Walk in Policies for Business Meetings


Registration will close at 12:00 Noon on Friday September 9th 2016

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services’ Race Judicata 2016 5K

Hello CALL members,

Please join Team CALL at the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services’ Race Judicata 2016 5K run/walk on Thursday, September 15!

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CALL Grants and Chapter Awards: 2015-2016

Grant Recipients for 2015-2016:

Eugene Giudice, for the AALL Business Skills Research Clinic in October, 2015

Clare Willis, for the AALL Leadership Academy in April, 2016

Debra Denslaw, recommended for the AALL Chapter Grant for the AALL Annual Meeting in July

Heidi Kuehl, Annie Mentkowski, and Matthew Timko, for the AALL Annual Meeting in July, 2016

Bill Schwesig, for Yale Law Library’s Rare Book School in June, 2016


Chapter Awards for 2015-2016

The Award for Outstanding In-House Publication is given to the William J. Campbell Library of the U.S. Courts, 7th Circuit, for their publication: the Daily Headlines E-Mail.

The Agnes and Harvey Reid Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Librarianship is awarded to Gretchen Van Dam for her outstanding service to CALL and her contributions to law librarianship.  Gretchen has an impressive record of service to both AALL and to CALL.  She has chaired 3 AALL Committees, and served as CALL’s President in 2009-2010.  She has generously volunteered her time and talents as a speaker for AALL programs and CALL events, and is a mentor to a generation of law librarians.

The Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Law Librarianship is given to a librarian who has made an outstanding contribution to the Chicago law library community either through provision of outstanding levels of service to that community directly or through CALL during the course of their career.  The Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in 2015-16 is given to Barry Herbert and Sally Holterhoff.

Barry Herbert has been an active participant in CALL for over 30 years, serving on many committees and as Treasurer of CALL from 2012-2014.  As Deputy Circuit Librarian at the Library of U.S. Courts of the Seventh Circuit, he has been a strong and important voice in representing the value of law librarians to the federal judiciary.

Sally Holterhoff has been an active member of CALL and AALL over her 35 years of law librarianship.  Sally is a past AALL president and served two terms as an AALL Executive Board member.  She also served two terms as a member of the Depository Library Council to the Public Printer, including a year as secretary; was AALL’s representative to the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) from 2011 to 2014; and is a member of the Standing Committee of the IFLA Section on Law Libraries. In 2014, she received AALL’s Robert L. Oakley Advocacy Award and Valparaiso University School of Law’s Distinguished Faculty Award.  In 2015 Sally received the Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award and is also a member of the AALL Hall of Fame.

Congratulations to CALL Grant and Chapter Award recipients!

CALL Bulletin issue (No. 239, Spring 2016) is published!

Good morning, everyone! The Spring 2016 issue of the CALL Bulletin is now published!  You can find the latest WordPress version here and the official PDF version here. You can browse it here. It’s chock full of great articles on link rot, the ABA TECHSHOW, prospect development professionals, all aspects of librarianship (including Sally Holterhoff on government information librarianship), leadership, and how to research foreign law in Chicago!  A new CALL members spotlight column.  A Leadership Library.  More on CALL survey results.  CALL members who will be speaking at AALL.  CALL Trivia Night!  The Bulletin headed into HeinOnline!  The complete list of articles in this issue is below.

CALL BULLETINAs always, the Bulletin editors are looking for articles and ideas from YOU!  The deadline for the Summer 2016 issue is June 15, 2016. Feel free to send articles to any one of the Co-Editors of the Bulletin: Scott Vanderlin (, Juanita Harrell (, or Philip Johnson (


I want to thank my fellow Co-Editors Lyo and Scott & the CALL Bulletin Committee for all of their hard work! While I miss my time on the Bulletin Committee, I am looking forward to assisting this Committee in my new role as Director. I am truly grateful to have been given this opportunity to serve, gain experience, work with great people and have fun while being the voice of our organization. Thank you to all and best of luck to our newest Co-Editors Juanita & Philip- you will do great things! Happy reading and submitting 🙂

LINDSEY A. CARPINO Reference Librarian SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP One South Dearborn Chicago, IL 60603 +1 312 456 5318


This is my last issue co-editing the CALL Bulletin.  I’ve had a blast!  Thanks to everyone who made it so much fun to do.  Thanks to the Bulletin Committee members and thanks to everyone in CALL!  Loved reading everything y’all contributed.  Do continue sending your suggestions and article contributions to the new group of editors.

Lyonette Louis-Jacques | Foreign and International Law Librarian & Lecturer in Law The University of Chicago | D’Angelo Law Library 1121 East 60th Street | Chicago, Illinois 60637 Office: 773.702.9612 | Fax: 773.702.2889

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Trivia Night with CALL

The pursuit of trivia greatness begins July 17th!

The pursuit of trivia greatness begins July 17th!

Join CALL for a night of food, drinks, and finally proving that you’re the smartest law librarian in America.  Gather your friends, make new friends, and compete for prizes and major bragging rights in a pub trivia-style contest. This event is not to be missed!
This event is open to all CALL members regardless of whether you are attending the AALL Annual Meeting.
Sunday July 17th 8:00-10:30pm
622 N. Fairbanks Ct.
Chicago, IL 60611
Questions?  Email Clare Willis cwillis(at)

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