May CALL Business Meeting

Registration for the May CALL Business Meeting is open and may be completed online at:  Registration will remain open until 12:00 Noon on Friday May 4, 2018.


Meeting Date: May 10, 2018

Location: Wildfire – 159 West Erie Street, Chicago IL 60654

Time: Registration & Networking starts at 11:30, lunch begins at 12:00 Noon

Cost: $25.00


Keeping Abreast of Current AALL Developments and Initiatives

About the Speaker

Femi Cadmus is the Vice-President/President-Elect of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and the Edward Cornell Law Librarian, Associate Dean for Library Services, and Professor of Practice at Cornell Law School. She has over two decades of professional experience in law libraries. Her publications and presentations cover topics such as law and technology, the evolving role of the 21st century law library, open access to legal information, and law library management and administration.

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Read the Latest Issue of the CALL Bulletin

The winter issue of the CALL Bulletin is now available. Read the online version here, or check out the PDF if you’re so inclined. This issue features Debbie Ginsberg’s piece on blockchain; Lindsey Carpino, Annie Mentkowski, and Clanitra Nejdl’s recap of their discussion on keeping up to date from last fall’s joint annual meeting; and a profile of new CALL member Anne Danberg. Of course you can also find board meeting minutes and a recap of the November business meeting. Happy reading!

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February CALL Business Meeting

Registration for the February CALL Business Meeting is open and can be completed online at:  Please make sure to select your desired entrée when completing the form.  Registration will remain open until 12:00 Noon on Friday February 9, 2018.

Meeting Date: February 15, 2018

Location: Italian Village – 71 W Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60603

Registration begins at 11:30
Lunch begins at 12:00 Noon

Cost: $25.00


David Marzahl, CEO of The Center for Economic Progress (CEP), will speak about CEP’s mission to help income-eligible families and individuals improve their financial stability through their tax preparation services, along with tax representation before either the IRS or the Illinois Department of Revenue for tax controversies.  He will also talk about CEP’s services across Chicago, including financial health programming from financial coaching to credit repair and advice, and he will address the impact of the new GOP tax plan and how it will affect all taxpayers starting in 2019. Read the rest of this entry »

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Community Service Project to benefit Greater Chicago Food Depository

CALL 2018 Food DriveIn connection with the February business meeting, the Community Service Committee is working with the Greater Chicago Food Depository.  The Food Depository is Chicago’s food bank, partnering with over 700 agencies and programs including pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and responses for children, older adults and veterans. This network distributes food where it is needed most throughout Cook County. Every day they distribute the equivalent of 164,000 meals and they rely on donors & volunteers to make it happen.

CALL is offering several opportunities to help the Food Depository.

  • Food donations: Please bring any nonperishable canned and packaged foods (no glass) that have yet to expire to the business meeting. Most needed items include: Peanut Butter, Canned Beans, Canned Chili, Canned Soup, Canned Fruit & Vegetables, Canned Fish.
  • Monetary donations: We will be collecting monetary donations at the business meeting. Additionally, we have set up a Virtual Food Drive, where you can contribute online:
  • Volunteer Day at the Food Depository: CALL members have an opportunity to donate their time during a Repack Session at the Food Depository on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 3:45 PM. The Food Depository is located at 4100 W Ann Lurie Place Chicago, IL 60632.  All volunteers need to register with GCFD, which includes an Electronic Waiver.
    • Description of volunteer duties: The Greater Chicago Food Depository regularly needs volunteers to help with repacking donated food and other products. The repack session is a great introduction to the Greater Chicago Food Depository, the work we do here, and the need that we see in Cook County. A lot of the food we receive at our warehouse comes in bulk quantities and volunteers are scheduled to help us break it down into more manageable sizes. In a repack session you might be sorting produce, looking over a shipment of bread, or repacking bulk dry goods (cereal, pasta, rice) into smaller quantities. Together, we can properly and efficiently distribute quality food to participating food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters in Cook County. The minimum age to volunteer is 14 years old and 14-15 years old must be accompanied by an adult chaperone (who must also register).
    • Parking: Please park on either Karlov or Keeler – the streets east and west of our building.  They are meter-free and Karlov usually has closer parking spaces.  The parking lot is open to volunteers during Saturday sessions.

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