Continuing Education Committee Presents Tell Your Story: Writing and Publishing for Law Librarians

Tell Your Story: Writing and Publishing for Law Librarians

Description: In “Tell Your Story: Writing and Publishing for Law Librarians”, Elyse Fox will draw on her own extensive experience in writing and publishing and share tips on how you can get your own writing published in legal and library publications.

Presenter: Elyse Fox has worked as a reference law librarian and independent law librarian for 40+ years in academic, private, and membership law libraries. Previously she practiced law in Chicago and Boston and taught legal research. She has presented at law library association meetings both within and outside the United States.

Ms. Fox earned her BA from the University of Michigan (Honors and Distinction in Linguistics), her JD from the University of Michigan Law School, and her MSLS from Simmons College.

Ms. Fox has published in Legal Reference Services Quarterly and Law Library Journal. She has also self-published newsletters, books, and an index. She believes strongly that law librarians should write and publish, not only for the library community but also for the legal community. She herself has written for both communities. Tell Your Story: Writing and Publishing for Law Librarians (20 chapters, © 2020,  https://legalinformationservices.com/product/tell-your-story-writing-and-publishing-for-law-librarians/)  provides guidance to law librarians regarding writing and publishing.

When she is not writing books, Elyse enjoys exercise, travel, competitive Scrabble, and improv comedy (she took a six-week improv comedy workshop, which was a stretch for her!).

When: Wednesday, March 23rd, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

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

Register here.

Permanent link to this article: https://chicagolawlib.org/blog/2022/03/10/continuing-education-committee-presents-tell-your-story-writing-and-publishing-for-law-librarians/

New Member Breakfast (Virtual) – Thursday, February 17, 2022

New CALL members are invited to attend a New Member Breakfast (via Zoom) from 9:15 – 10:15 am Central Time on Thursday, February 17 for a “Connecting with CALL” event.

The Virtual New Member Breakfast is designed especially to welcome members who joined CALL since Fall 2019.  The event will feature brief remarks from CALL President Jamie Sommer, as well as informal small-group breakout discussions moderated by members of the CALL Mentorship and Leadership Development Committee. Whether you are new to CALL, new to the Chicagoland, or new to law librarianship, we are looking forward to meeting you!

Please RSVP to bellis5@nd.edu by end of day February 15, 2022.

Permanent link to this article: https://chicagolawlib.org/blog/2022/02/14/new-member-breakfast-virtual-thursday-february-17-2022/

February 2022 Business Meeting

Registration for the February 10, 2022 CALL Business Meeting is now open. Please see your email or reach out to Philip Johnson for the registration link.

Meeting Date: Thursday, February 10, 2022

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: Monica Eng is a reporter for Axios Chicago where she co-writes a daily newsletter with Justin Kaufmann about news, food, health, sports, education, culture and more. Before starting at Axios, Monica was the Curious City reporter at WBEZ, where she reported on food, health, cultural and environmental issues starting in 2013.

Monica started her journalism career in newspapers, writing and editing at the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun Times from 1985 to 2013. Monica has won multiple writing awards and been nominated for the James Beard Award five times. She is a fourth generation Chicagoan whose children are fourth generation Chicago Public School graduates.

Community Service: In connection with the February business meeting, the Community Service Committee recommends supporting the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM).

The CAAM is a nonprofit organization dedicated to presenting stories about Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. Their work challenges negative images of Asian Americans and inspires empathy and inclusiveness. The CAAM funds, produces, distributes and exhibits works on Asian American experiences in film, television, and digital media; provides filmmakers with training, funding, distribution, and access to professional networks; and connects filmmakers to people and communities in schools, community centers, theaters, and neighborhoods.

The Center for Asian American Media accepts donations over the phone, by check through the mail, or online. To donate over the phone or by check, click on the “More Info” link on their online donation web page for instructions. To donate online, go to https://prod3.agileticketing.net/websales/pages/DonationInfo.aspx?doninfo=57~2d5a1bf7-6a80-40a8-bcde-281be6b8d883&epguid=81d92d9b-f2a0-4261-8210-f92ba0c0b947&

Door Prizes: Two gift cards will be raffled during the meeting courtesy of LexisNexis.

Registration ends February 8th.

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Continuing Education Committee Presents Media and Information Literacy: Wading Through Disinformation and Coming Out Victorious

Media and Information Literacy: Wading Through Disinformation and Coming Out Victorious

Description: In “Media and Information Literacy: Wading Through Disinformation and Coming Out Victorious,” Kate Stockert will break down the terminology of misinformation, disinformation, propaganda and fake news, offer a current survey of disinformation processes and tactics, and close with effective solutions identified by researchers in this field and governments around the world.

Presenter: Kate Stockert is the Manager of Reference and Research Services at the global law firm of K&L Gates LLP and is based out of Seattle, Washington. Prior to her time with K&L Gates, Kate served as an Information & Web Content Specialist (a/k/a “Librarian”) for the National Association of REALTORS® in Chicago, IL, and in a similar position for Knowledge Mosaic, a small Seattle, WA-based legal research start-up company (since acquired by LexisNexis). She obtained her Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of Washington, Master of Real Estate from Columbia College, and her Bachelor of Arts from Whitman College.

When: Wednesday, January 12th, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

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

Register here.

Permanent link to this article: https://chicagolawlib.org/blog/2022/01/05/continuing-education-committee-presents-media-and-information-literacy-wading-through-disinformation-and-coming-out-victorious/