February CALL Business Meeting

Meeting Date: February 21, 2019

Location: Maggiano’s – 516 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654

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

Cost: $25.00

* We welcome our colleagues from the Chicago chapter of the Special Library Association. The February meeting will be a joint meeting of CALL and SLA Illinois.



Travis McDade, Curator of Law Rare Books at University of Illinois College of Law


“It becomes my painful official duty…”: A story of insider theft, opioid addiction, and the Old South.

Travis McDade is the Curator of Law Rare Books and Associate Professor of Library Service at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Professor McDade is the country’s foremost expert on crimes against rare books, maps, documents, and other printed cultural heritage resources. He is the author of three books on the subject; The Book Thief: The True Crimes of Daniel Spiegelman,  Thieves of Book Row: New York’s Most Notorious Rare Book Ring and the Man Who Ended it, and Disappearing Ink: The Insider, the FBI, and the Looting of the Kenyon College Library. An article he wrote for the Oxford University Press blog called “The Difficulty of Insider Book Theft” was featured on The Atlantic’s The Week’s Best Pop Culture Writing and The New Yorker’s Page-Turner. He lectures extensively on the subject of rare book crime, and is an active member of the Mystery Writers of America.  Professor McDade’s biography can be found here: https://law.illinois.edu/faculty-research/faculty-profiles/travis-mcdade/


Menu (served family style)    


Mozzarella Marinara

Breaded mozzarella fried and served with our marinara sauce.

Classic Bruschetta

Crispy bread topped with a mixture of fresh diced tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic glaze and roasted garlic.

Chopped Apple & Walnut Salad

Iceberg lettuce, arugula, grapes, celery, chives, apples and spiced walnuts with a blue cheese vinaigrette.



Spaghetti & Meatballs

Spaghetti served with our classic blend of tomatoes, basil, oregano and olive oil.

Chicken Piccata

Chicken breasts sautéed with capers and lemon butter and served on a bed of sautéed spinach.

Six-Cheese Cannelloni, roasted tomato sauce

Six Italian cheeses rolled in a crepe shell and baked with a roasted tomato sauce and seasoned breadcrumbs.  

*vegan entrée available upon request 



Tiramisu and Cheesecake


Community Service Project

There is hunger and food insecurity across Cook County affecting people of all ages, races, and genders. Join your fellow CALL members in trying to help this need by bringing non-perishable food supplies to our February meeting. All food donations will go to the Greater Chicago Food Depository https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/

You may also make monetary donations as CALL’s Community Service Committee will be collecting cash at the meeting that will go to the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless.              

For more info see: https://chicagolawlib.org/blog/2019/01/16/community-service-project-benefiting-greater-chicago-food-depository-chicago-coalition-for-the-homeless/


Meeting Sponsor

Our meeting sponsor is TRG

TRG provides spend management solutions enabling enterprises to gain total cost transparency and control of their entire universe of corporate subscriptions, recurring expenses and vendor relationships. Our offerings within the legal industry include Research Monitor (modules for usage, password management, client/matter validation, contract management, and mobile solutions) and Quest, for management of enquiries to information departments (reference requests)


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


CALL No Show and No Walk in Policies for Business Meetings 

Registration will close at 12:00 Noon on Wednesday February 15, 2019


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