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About CALL

Mission Statement:

CALL supports legal information professionals through advocacy, education, and engagement.

The Chicago Association of Law Libraries (CALL) was formed in 1947 as a chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries. CALL primarily serves law librarians in Chicago, northern Illinois, northwest Indiana and southeastern Wisconsin. Current members number over three hundred, representing nearly one hundred forty organizations.

The CALL Board of Directors is composed of a President, Vice President/President-Elect, Secretary Treasurer, two Directors and immediate Past President, all of whom are elected by the CALL membership. The Board meets monthly. There are sixteen standing committees within CALL, each with a chairperson and one or more committee members. Each committee also has a Board liaison.

CALL produces several publications, including the CALL Bulletin (four times per year), a Membership Directory (restricted to members only), and the CALL Handbook for Officers and Committee Chairs.  Additionally, the CALL bylaws (amended 2015) (pdf) are available for review.

Information on becoming a member of CALL can be found on the Join CALL page.

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Purpose The Chicago Association of Law Libraries, a chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries, strives to promote the use of law libraries and the effectiveness of librarians. Anti-discrimination Policy As a chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries, “Membership in the Association, or participation in any activity of the Association, shall not be denied …

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