CALL Bulletin Survey Results

The results of the survey of the membership about the future of the CALL Bulletin are now available in .pdf format. They are linked under the April 2012 Board minutes, which are restricted to CALL members (login and password required).

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact the CALL Bulletin Co-Chairs, Thomas Keefe or Margaret Schilt.

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2011-2012 CALL Chapter Awards Announced

From Heidi Frostestad Kuehl, Chair, 2011-2012 CALL Grants and Chapter Awards Committee:

On behalf of the CALL Grants and Chapter Awards Committee, I am pleased to announce this year’s CALL Award recipients.

There are two recipients for the prestigious CALL Lifetime Achievement in Law Librarianship Award.  Two awards for Lifetime Achievement will be presented to Judith Gaskell and Susan Siebers.

This year’s Agnes and Harvey Reid Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Librarianship is Sharon Nelson, Northern Illinois University College of Law.

The Award for Outstanding In-House Publication will be presented to the IIT Downtown Campus Law Library (Chicago-Kent) for its QR Code sign series and Administrative Law video.

All awards will be presented at the Wednesday, May 16th CALL Business Meeting.  Please join the Committee with a hearty congratulations for this year’s Award recipients!

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Register Now for the May 16 Business Meeting

Please use the following link to register:

Registration: 11:30 PM; Lunch: 12:00 PM
Location: Buca di Beppo, 521 N. Rush St.
Cost: $25

Speaker: Darcy Kirk – President, American Association of Law Libraries and Associate Dean for Library & Technology, University of Connecticut School of Law

CALL’s Community Service Committee will be hosting a book drive for Open Books and collecting donations to benefit Sit Stay Read. For more information, contact Gwen Gregory at, Stephanie Crawford at, or Scott Vanderlin at

Your registration must be received by Wednesday, May 9, 2012. Please contact Maribel Nash,, or Jill Matulionis,, with any questions.

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Half Day Institute on Technology, Friday April 27

Please join the Continuing Education on Friday, April 27th from 8:30am-noon at Chicago-Kent College of Law for the Half Day Institute on Technology. Learn how local law libraries are dealing with technology challenges. If you would like ideas on how to promote and implement technology in your library, you may find the answers here.


Cost: $10


8:30-9:00 — Registration
After you register have a cup of coffee, tea, and a pastry, and visit the technology petting zoo, which will be available during all of the breaks.

9:00-9:45 — Encouraging people to adopt technology

Jessica Wittman, John Marshall Law School, Louis L. Biro Law Library, Assistant Director for Academic Technology;
James Loesch, John Marshall Law School, Louis L. Biro Law Library Digital Media Coordinator
The CMS Coordinator, John Marshall Law School, Louis L. Biro Law Library

The team from the Biro Law Library will discuss the challenges they faced in getting faculty and students to adopt technology. What was successful and what wasn’t so successful.

10:00-10:30 — Video making and editing

Clare Willis, Chicago-Kent College of Law Library IIT, Research Librarian
Debbie Ginsberg, Chicago-Kent College of Law Library IIT, Head of Research, Faculty Services, and Technology

Clare and Debbie will discuss the basics of video making and editing software, chiefly Xtranormal and Camtasia. They will also show an example of how the tools can be used to make an engaging classroom presentation or online research guide.

10:30-11:00 — (and during all breaks) technology petting zoo

Get up close and personal with many of the technology tools you’ve heard about but haven’t had chance to use. See how they work and discuss how the tools have been used by people in different settings.

11:00-noon –Using technology to communicate with patrons and librarians at other firm locations

Ann Morris, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Head Librarian
Janet Smith, Latham & Watkins, Information Resources Manager

Learn how different firms use technology to do business and communicate across offices to their far-flung colleagues and patrons at multiple locations. Different techniques and tools by firms will be discussed.

Please note that CALL’s no-show policy will apply for this event:

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Crawford ( or Clare Willis (

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