Continuing Education Committee Presents: Nailing Your AMPC Proposal – Mon. Sept. 28th

The CALL Continuing Education Committee presents: Nailing Your AMPC Proposal

Description: Proposing a program for the AALL Annual Meeting 2021 in Cleveland is nowhere near as daunting as it may seem to be. Shari Berkowitz Duff (Co-Chair, PLLIP Education for the Annual Meeting Committee; AMPC Content Team Leader 2019-20 ; AMPC Content Team Member 2016-2019) and Lindsey Carpino (AMPC Content Team Member) will review the AMPC proposal process and provide guidance and tips for putting together your proposal to have the best shot at its acceptance.

  • Get an overview of the proposal form before you start.
  • Understand how program funding works.
  • Using IdeaScale to brainstorm topics.
  • How to find program collaborators/speakers
  • Best words and phrases to use – and which should you steer clear of.
  • Understand the scoring rubric and how Must-Have topics play into that. 

The deadline for AMPC Proposal submissions is November 30th!

When: Monday, September 28th, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Where:  At your desk.  This program will be a webinar.  Registrants will receive webinar details prior to the program.

Shari Berkowitz Duff (Co-Chair, PLLIP Education for the Annual Meeting Committee; AMPC Content Team Leader 2019-20; AMPC Content Team Member 2016-2019)
Research Librarian
Jones Day

Lindsey Carpino (AMPC Content Team member)
Legal Content Services Supervisor

Cost: This program is free to members.

Please register here

For more information, please contact CALL Continuing Education Committee co-chairs Debbie Ginsberg or Todd Hillmer

Slide deck available here: Nailing Your AMPC Proposal – CALL Webinar (September 2020)

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September 2020 Business Meeting

September 2020 Business Meeting
Meeting Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020

Location: Zoom (
Time:  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Speaker: Grace Pai is the Director of Organizing at Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago. For over 25 years, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago has worked to bring together the Asian American community, and empower them to create change in their communities. In 2017 they adopted a new racial equity mission that allows them to extend beyond their community, forge new relationships, and win on issues that affect all marginalized communities.

Click on the link to register: 

Awards: Because the May business meeting was cancelled, we were not able to acknowledge the recipients of the 2019-2020 CALL Chapter Awards last spring. Even though we won’t be able to hand out the awards in person, we will be honoring the following award winners at the September meeting.

  • Agnes and Harvey Reid Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Librarianship: Clare Gaynor Willis and Diana Koppang
  • Lifetime Achievement in Law Librarianship Award: Kathleen Powers Goodridge
  • Award for Outstanding In-House Publication: Jesse Bowman

Community Service: The Community Service Committee is encouraging members to donate to support our speaker’s organization, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago. Donations can be made online at They also have ongoing volunteer opportunities throughout the year, including A Just Chi, their program for any and all community members who want to join the movement for racial equity. Learn more at

Door Prizes: Two gift cards will be raffled during the meeting courtesy of LexisNexis. Check out their InfoPro for news and tips for librarians.

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CALL Bulletin Spring Issue 255

The Spring issue of the CALL Bulletin is finally here!

Thank you to all the authors who were able to get articles in during a very stressful and busy time.  In this article we say goodbye to a retiring colleague, learn about keeping our data secure, get some information on the CALL Zoom Happy Hours (next one tomorrow, FYI), and congratulate the CALL award winners.  We also bid farewell to Jessie LeMar in her last message as President of CALL.

In looking toward the Fall Issue, we are welcoming articles on Reopening (or not) in the Time of COVID.  We would like to hear from every CALL institution about what reopening plans look like there, to get an idea of what types of strategies, successes, and pitfalls we are all experiencing.  We will be reaching out to specific members but if you would like to author a piece for the Fall issue please reach out to one of the CALL Editors (Emily Barney, Emily Byrne, or Matt Timko) so we can get you on the list.

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The CALL Continuing Education Committee Presents: What’s New and Improved in Free and Low-cost Legal Research

What: The CALL Continuing Education Committee will host Carole Levitt, President, Internet for Lawyers and author of The Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet, 14th edition revised (2019) and Internet Legal Research on a Budget (2nd edition forthcoming from the ABA; for a lunchtime discussion  on what’s new and improved in the world of free and low-cost legal research resources. Carole will be raffling off a copy of one of her books as a door prize.

When: Thursday, May 21st, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Where:  Via webinar

Registration: Register in advance for the meeting via Zoom:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. We will send out reminders before the meeting.

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