Continuing Education Committee Presents: Nailing Your AMPC Proposal – Tips from the Trenches Tues Sept. 17th

Proposing a program for the AMPC (AALL Annual Meeting 2020) is nowhere near as daunting as it may seem to be. Shari Berkowitz Duff (AMPC Team Content Leader) and Diana Koppang (AMPC team member and frequent proposer) 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 in just three weeks – October 1st!  

When: Tuesday, September 17th, Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Where:  At your desk.  This program will be a webinar.  Webinar details will be provided via CALL Listserv prior to the program.

Shari Berkowitz Duff (AMPC Content Team Leader)
Research Librarian
Jones Day

Diana Koppang (AMPC Content Team member)
Director of Research & Competitive Intelligence
Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

Recording link here. Please note that the program is 43 minutes long.
PPT Slides (PDF) Nailing Your AMPC Proposal – CALL Webinar (September 2019)

Contact Tom Keefe at if you have any questions.

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September 2019 Business Meeting

Registration for the September CALL Business Meeting is open!

Click on the link to register:

Meeting Date: September 19, 2019
Location: Wildfire – 159 W. Erie Street, Chicago, IL 60654
Time: Registration & Networking starts at 11:30, lunch begins at 12:00 Noon
Cost: $25.00


Jayne Reardon is the Executive Director of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. In her role as an advocate for professionalism, she oversees programs and initiatives to increase the civility and professionalism of attorneys and judges, create inclusiveness in the profession, and promote increased service to the public. She will speak on the future of law in the age of information overload. Continue reading

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Community Service project benefiting the Alliance for the Great Lakes

In connection with the September 19 business meeting, CALL’s Community Service Committee will collect donations to benefit the Alliance for the Great Lakes. The Alliance is headquartered in Chicago and their mission is to “conserve and restore the world’s largest freshwater resource using policy, education and local efforts, ensuring a healthy Great Lakes and clean water for generations of people and wildlife.”   The lakes are an important natural resource as almost 40 million people rely on them for their drinking water every day.   A few of the Alliance’s current campaigns include keeping out invasive species like zebra mussels and fighting to protect the lakes against plastic pollution and algae blooms caused by runoff pollution.

We will be collecting cash donations for the Alliance for the Great Lakes at the September meeting or you can make a monetary contribution online at  If you contribute online, please check “Dedicate my donation in honor of someone” and enter “Chicago Association of Law Libraries” in the Honoree’s Name section so we can track donations.

We are also organizing a day of service with the Alliance for the Great Lakes.  Please join us on Saturday, September 28 at Montrose Beach in Chicago for a beach cleanup day.  This cleanup will have two parts: from 7:00-9:00 AM, Team Leader Nathan Goldberg from the Alliance will be hosting a birdwalk at the Montrose Bird Sanctuary. If you are interested in joining the birdwalk, please meet at 6:45 AM at the Dock Restaurant. At 9:00 AM, we will head back from the Sanctuary, and join attendees at the Dock Restaurant for the beach cleanup. If you would not like to join the birdwalk and only want to participate in the cleanup, please arrive at the Dock Restaurant by 9:15 AM, the group will join you there.  The cleanup is scheduled to go until 12:00 PM.  Register for the cleanup at: Directions and parking information are available from the Chicago Park District.

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Summer Happy Hour

Come join CALL for a networking happy hour at the Vapianos (Riverside)!

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

Thursday August 15, 2019
5:30pm – 7:30pm

Vapiano Chicago Riverside
222 S Riverside Plaza, Chicago, IL 60606

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

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