The Chicago Association of Law Libraries (CALL) connects a vibrant and diverse network of members by supporting the development of professional expertise; encouraging leadership, collaboration, and advocacy in the legal information community; and promoting and enhancing the field of law librarianship. CALL is a non-profit organization comprised of law librarians and other information professionals in the greater Chicago area. It was formed as a chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) in 1947.
News and Events
New CALL website is now live!
The new CALL website is now live! Please go to http://www.chicagolawlib.org/ and check it out.
1. New Blog. CALL now uses WordPress to organize our website. Check the front page of the site for regular updates and information. There's even an RSS feed you can subscribe to in order to receive instant updates: http://new.chicagolawlib.org/?feed=rss2.
2. New Navigation. We've simplified the navigation with new (and fewer) drop-down menus so you can find what you need easily and quickly.
3. New Calendar. Instantly see information about upcoming CALL events right on the front page.
Please note that while this website is still available, it will no longer be updated as of December 14, 2011. Please bookmark the new website. At some point in early 2012, we will set up a redirect so that anyone typing in the address of the old website will be forwarded to the new website instead.
Also note that members-only materials (password-protected) are still housed on the old website, but they can be accessed via the new website.
If you have any questions or comments about the new site, or can't find something you're looking for, please feel free to contact the co-chairs of the Internet Committee, Gwen Gregory (8Gregory@jmls.edu) or Sharon L. Nelson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thank you very much to the entire Internet Committee (2010-11 and 2011-12) for all of their work to set up the new website. Special thanks to Helen King-Desai for laying the groundwork for the new site, to Sarah Glassmeyer for installing WordPress, and to Debbie Ginsberg for migrating the files from the old site to the new site and for her technical expertise.
Nov. 16 CALL Business MeetingRegistration: 11:30 PM; Lunch: 12:00 PM
Location: Wildfire, 159 W. Erie
Speaker: Philip J. Costello, Archivist, Cook County Circuit Court
CALL's Community Service Committee will be taking collections to benefit two excellent local groups. Support the Jane Adams Hull House Association http://www.hullhouse.org/ by bringing toiletries (including diapers) or new blankets and stuffed animals to meet the needs of the children and adults in its programs. Support Honor Flight Chicago http://www.honorflightchicago.org/ by contributing to the cash donation containers that will be on each table at the meeting. Please contact Patricia Scott, email@example.com for any further information.
Registration link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RG9DH7Q
Reminder: Registration is NOT complete until you click on the Submit button.
Your registration must be received by Friday, November 11, 2011. Please contact Jill Matulionis, firstname.lastname@example.org or Maribel Nash, email@example.com with any questions.
Brown Bag: Sealing the Best Deal in Vendor Contract Negotiations, Wed. Oct. 26 at 12 noon
The Relations with Information Vendors and Continuing Education Committees invite you to a brown bag with speaker June Liebert, Director and Assistant Professor, John Marshall Law School Library about Sealing the Best Deal in Vendor Contract Negotiations. Join your fellow law librarians, in a lively discussion on successful tips for dealing in vendor contract negotiations. There will be opportunities for questions and input from attendees on how your organization handles similar situations.
Fall 2011 CALL Bulletin
The Fall 2011 CALL Bulletin is now available at http://www.aallnet.org/chapter/call/publications/fall_2011_final.pdf. This issue contains members’ recap of AALL as well as annual committee reports and regular features including Working Smarter and TechBuzz.
Notice: CALL emails being erroneously marked as 'spam'
If you haven't seen any recent emails from the CALL listserv --especially regarding the registration for the Sept. 22 business meeting-- please check your spam or junk mail folders. Several members have reported that recent CALL emails are being erroneously flagged as spam. The Internet Committee is in the process of investigating but until we are able to track down the source of the problem, please:
Registration now open for the Sept. 22 Business Meeting
Registration is open for the September 22, 2011, CALL Business Meeting: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XHHFNRK
Registration: 11:30 PM; Lunch: 12:00 PM
Speaker: Margie Maes, AALL Vendor Liaison, will be talking about the Vendor Colloquium Action Plan.
The Community Service Committee will be collecting School Supplies to benefit the Chicago Public Schools Students in Temporary Living Situations program. For questions regarding donations, please contact Robert Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kevin McClure at email@example.com.
Your registration must be received by Thursday, September 15, 2011. Reminder: Registration is NOT complete until you click on the Submit button.
CALL Networking Event: Friday, July 8th, 5 p.m.
The CALL PR Committee would like to invite you to the rooftop of Plymouth Grill on Friday, July 8th at 5pm. Plymouth Grill overlooks the Harold Washington Library, so you will get to view some amazing gargoyles while chatting with colleagues about the newest and greatest search engine metadata classification system or your amazing conference that you attended (or shortly will attend).
We hope to see you there!
Summer 2011 CALL Bulletin Published
The Summer 2011 CALL Bulletin is now available at http://www.aallnet.org/chapter/call/publications/Callbull220.pdf.
Register for the CALL No-Host dinner in Philly
Registration is now open for the CALL No Host dinner in Philadelphia. Hopefully you can join us!
Please register at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/callnohostdinner
CALL No-Host Dinner – July 23, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
Registration Now Open for the May 18 CALL Business Meeting
Registration: 11:30 PM; Lunch: 12:00 PM
The Community Service Committee will be hosting a book drive to benefit Open Books. For questions regarding donations, please contact Gwen Gregory at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your registration must be received by May 11, 2010. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CHGNFWQ Reminder: Registration is NOT complete until you click on the Submit button.
The Continuing Education Committee Invites You to 2011's CALL Institute Day: Trademark, Copyrights and Patents - What You Don't Know, Fri. May 20, 2011
Panel Discussion: Managing Budgets in an Age of Austerity, Wed. April 13, 2011
The cost of the event is $10, payable at the door. All checks should be made payable to CALL. The event is limited to 50 attendees and the CALL No-Show and No Walk-in policy http://goo.gl/xuVN5 is in effect. Preregistration required and can be completed at http://goo.gl/7NLWu. Each attendee must register. Registration deadline is April 9, 2011. Please allow extra time for building security check-in.
Spring 2011 CALL Bulletin Published
Registration open for the February CALL/SLA Business Meeting
Brown Bag Discussion: Helping Summer Associates Succeed, Tues. Feb. 22
CALL-Up Networking Event, Fri. Jan. 14
CALL Continuing Education Library Tour
Winter 2011 CALL Bulletin Published
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