CALL Bulletin Issue 257

The Fall Issue of the CALL Bulletin is finally published! In this issue, we have a special feature on how several of the CALL institutions and librarians have handled the pandemic while continuing to provide services for their patrons. We also say hello to new member Ariel Scotese, highlight some of our members accomplishments, and introduce the 2021-2022 nominees for the Executive Board.

Enjoy and happy holidays to everyone from the Bulletin!

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Virtual Trivia Night

CALL invites you to a Virtual Trivia Night! Join us December 17 for a night of trivia fun.

Date: Thursday, December 17, 2020

Time: Virtual room opens at 5:30pm – Trivia starts at 6pm

Where: Via Online Link (Trivia hosts will send link and answer sheets after you RSVP to Carrie)

How Virtual Trivia Night works:

Enter as a team or individually and you will be assigned a team. There is no maximum number of players per team. Please do not forward the invite.  RSVP to by Tuesday December 15 at noon to get virtual link and answer sheet for the trivia.

**Trivia will be provided by professional hosts Zach and Jill. The trivia game consists of a combination of question/answer rounds, picture rounds, and a bonus round. Each round is also put to music that provides hints to the answers. Teams can chat privately using the answer sheet, text messaging, private chat in the zoom, or the messaging application of their choice.**

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Continuing Education Committee Presents: Bystander Intervention Training – Thurs. Dec. 3rd

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Chicago in partnership with the Council on American-Islamic Relations and Hollaback! are providing a special Interactive Online Bystander Intervention Training for CALL members!

Description: Anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment are on the rise across the US — and the world. In this virtual Zoom workshop sponsored by Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago, CAIR Chicago, and Hollaback!, you’ll learn how you can intervene effectively as a bystander without compromising your safety.

This one-hour, interactive training will teach you Hollaback!’s 5D’s of bystander intervention methodology. We’ll start by talking about the types of discrimination that Asian and Asian American folks are facing right now – from microaggressions to violence. You’ll then learn what to look for and the positive impact that bystander intervention has on individuals and communities.

We’ll talk through five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening. At the end of our practice scenarios, and you’ll leave feeling more confident intervening the next time you see Anti-Asian/American harassment.

When: Thursday, December 3rd, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

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

Cost: This program is free to members.

Please register here

CALL Anti-Hate Invitation (12.3.20)

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

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November 2020 Business Meeting

The CALL Meetings Committee presents:

Click on the link to register:

November 2020 Business Meeting
Meeting Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020
Location: Zoom (
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Please stay on Zoom after the meeting to network and catch up with CALL friends)
Cost: free

Speaker: David Schwartz is the Frederic P. Vose Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Research and Intellectual Life at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. He has focused his teaching and research on intellectual property and patent law, with a particular emphasis on empirical studies of patent litigation. Professor Schwartz will speak about his work as part of an interdisciplinary team of Northwestern professors working on SCALES – OKN (Systematic Content Analysis of Litigation EventS Open Knowledge Network), a project to build an open, searchable platform to provide the public and researchers with access to federal court records and analytics.

Community Service: The Community Service Committee is encouraging CALL members to consider donating to the Public Interest Law Initiative, or PILI. According to its mission statement, PILI “engages, inspires and empowers those advancing equal access to justice.” PILI is headquartered in Chicago but works to further its mission throughout Illinois, through a variety of programs, including law student internships and graduate fellowships, as well as a robust pro bono program. To learn more about PILI, please visit To make a donation by credit card or check, please visit

Sponsor: The November Business Meeting is sponsored by Thomson Reuters. Thomson Reuters helps professionals prepare for tomorrow whatever tomorrow may bring. From tools for collaborating with your team or remote working, to the insights needed to get up to speed in a new practice area or prepare for an increased demand for advisory services, we have the trusted experts and solutions to keep you moving forward.

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, our main objectives now are to support you and your businesses, and to navigate this complicated and ever-changing environment together with you. Rely on these free resources, created by our legal and tax experts, to assist you as you prepare and respond to issues. Practical Law Coronavirus Toolkit.

The tragic killing of George Floyd on May 25 and the protests and marches since then have rightly re-focused the national attention on the reality of racism and inequality in our communities, institutions and system of justice. Across Thomson Reuters, much is underway to help us be a force for positive change. As part of this work, we have introduced a repository of civil rights resources, including free Westlaw resources, expert analysis and more. The free Westlaw resources cover topics including police conduct, unwarranted criminal prosecution and the right to protest. Additionally, the site includes the latest news and insights from Reuters legal reporters, as well as FindLaw resources. These resources are available 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.

Registration ends November 16th.

Note: You will have to log into Neon to register for the meeting. Enter “Not sure if you have an account or you forgot your login information?” to recover your account and reset your password. If you do not receive a password recovery email, please check your spam filter.

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