Registration open for the February CALL/SLA Business Meeting

(updated Jan. 28, 2011- changes in red) The February Business Meeting will be Thursday, February 17 at Petterino’s, 150 N. Dearborn. John Barron, Publisher & former Editor-in-Chief, Chicago Sun-Times, will discuss how the newspaper industry is dealing with the switch from print to digital. The CALL Community Services Committee will be hosting a food drive to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Note: the registration deadline is now February 13, 2011. For additional information and a link to the registration form please see the CALL Calendar.

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Brown Bag Discussion: Helping Summer Associates Succeed, Tues. Feb. 22

The Continuing Education Committee invites you to a panel discussion brown bag entitled Helping Summer Associates Succeed: The Search For Mr. Righton Miller on Tuesday, February 22, 2011
from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois.

Bring your lunch (sodas will be provided) and join your fellow law librarians, plus a distinguished panel of practicing attorneys and librarians, in a lively discussion on what it takes to help summer associates succeed in the changing law firm and library environment. You will hear ideas from both panel and audience members that you can apply to make the summer associates’ law firm library experience memorable and help to prepare them for full-time law practice.

The cost for this event is $5.00 and is payable at the time of the event. All checks should be made payable to CALL. The event is limited to 50 attendees and the CALL No-Show and No Walk-In
will be in effect. Preregistration is required at Registration ends on February 18, 2011.

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CALL-Up Networking Event, Fri. Jan. 14

The next CALL-Up will be Friday, January 14, 2011 at Maxim’s Restaurant in the lower level at 5:15 pm, immediately following the Cook County Library Tour.
Maxim’s is at 20 N. Clark, at the northwest corner of Clark and Madison. Head downstairs to the cocktail bar.
This is a casual get-together for colleagues to mix and mingle. We hope to see you there – no RSVPs necessary, just show up!

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President’s Letter – Winter 2011

Dear Colleagues,

As I’m writing this column, the leaves are changing and falling and the air is turning crisp.  It reminds me that the season is quickly changing to winter and makes me ponder all of the changes that law librarians confront in our profession.  We experience periodic changes in the way that we do business, legal information formats that we purchase, law library facilities that we work in, and ways that we transmit information and communicate with each other.

Heidi Frostestad Kuehl,

Heidi Frostestad Kuehl

As law librarians, though, I’d like to think that we are well prepared to handle the various changes in this technology-driven and ever-changing world of legal research and also changing notions of library services in varying types of law libraries.  Law librarians always seem to be intrigued about new technologies and ready to address unexpected changes because we are specialists in creating order, so perhaps in this changing season think about a new change in your organization that you would like to take a leadership role in and contribute to making the transition more seamless as a result of your skills as a law librarian.  Our profession and all law librarians, in general, have many invaluable skills and expertise to contribute when confronting changes in our workplace.  I must thank Sheri Lewis for helping me coordinate the brown bag session last summer at AALL on “Adding Value to Your Organization: Non-Traditional Roles for Law Librarians.”  It was an interesting panel of speakers and opened up a nice discussion of the myriad roles that law librarians take on in their different types of organizations.

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