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Community Service project benefiting The Anti-Cruelty Society

Anti-Cruelty SocietyIn connection with the May business meeting, the Community Service Committee is working with The Anti-Cruelty Society, which at 120 years old is Chicago’s oldest and most comprehensive animal welfare organization.  We are collecting cash and in-kind donations (see wish list for needed items and please note that the items should be new) at the meeting.

You can also donate online via the Online Donation Form.   If you donate online, please indicate that the gift is on behalf of Chicago Association of Law Libraries in the field labeled Make this gift on behalf of an organization

You can also purchase items directly from their Amazon Wish List and choose to have shipped to directly to Anti-Cruelty.  If you choose to have the items, please add message that this gift is on behalf of CALL in the Gift Message box.

Finally, the Anti-Cruelty Society offers Other Ways to Give on their website.

Thank you!

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The CALL Continuing Education Committee Presents So What If it’s Not Perfect: Creating Training Videos Using What You Have

What:: In 2016, Debbie Ginsberg and Sean Rebstock (along with Alex Berrio Matamoros) presented a session for AALL on creating training videos quickly and easily.  In this session, we’ll update our AALL presentation with new information.

When you find you need to create instructions fast or provide instant feedback, videos are often the perfect solution.  You don’t need to storyboard, write a script, or spend hours re-recording screenshots. Just create a basic plan and record! In this webinar, Sean and Debbie will show you how to create quick recordings for all kinds of projects.  We’ll discuss best practices for creating short videos.  We’ll also demonstrate popular software and evaluate the best hardware to use – tools you likely already have.

Your videos don’t need to be perfect to be informative. Once you get started, you’ll find the short video is one of your most powerful instructional tools.

When: Tuesday, April 9, Noon to 1:00 pm

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


Debbie Ginsberg
Educational Technology Librarian
Chicago-Kent College of Law Library

Sean Rebstock
Supervisor, Digital Resources
Foley & Lardner LLP

Cost: This program is free to members.

Registration ends April 8

For more information, please contact Emily Byrne or Julie Pabarja.

Register here

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Spring Happy Hour

Spring Happy Hour

Come join CALL for a networking happy hour at the Chicago Athletic Association!

There is no cost to attend (note: drinks/food will not be provided by CALL)

Monday April 8, 2018

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Chicago Athletic Association
We will be meeting at Cindy’s on the rooftop or The Drawing Room by the fireplace

12 S Michigan Chicago, Illinois 60603

Feel free to RSVP/send questions to Carrie Port ( or just show up!

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The CALL Continuing Education Committee Presents Blockchain Technology: A New Approach to Provenance

What: This presentation and discussion will cover the broad concepts related to blockchain technology, as well as some of the potential use cases and their benefits/downfalls. 

When: Tuesday, March 12, 11:00 am to Noon

Where:  Quarles & Brady, 300 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 4000


Nelson Rosario
Principal – Smolinski Rosario Law P.C.
Adjunct Professor – IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law

Cost: This program is free to CALL members.  Lunch will be provided.

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

CALL No Show and No Walk in Policies for Business Meetings

Registration ends Friday, March 8


 For more information, please contact Virginia Brown or Julie Pabarja.


Register here


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