Continuing Education Brown Bag: RDA and Your Library

Bring your lunch and learn about Resource Description and Access (RDA). Please join the Continuing Education Committee and Pat Sayre-McCoy, Head of Law Cataloging & Serials from the D’Angelo Law Library, as she discusses how the new code will assist in finding resources, impact staff and other library functions, and issues with implementing RDA.

Speaker: Patricia Sayre McCoy, Head of Cataloging & Serials, D’Angelo Law Library

When: Wednesday, January 25, 2012, noon-1:30pm

Where: Perkins Coie, LLP, 131 S. Dearborn St., 16th Floor

Cost: $5.00. Payment will be collected at the door. Please make checks payable to Chicago Association of Law Libraries.

The event is limited to 30 attendees.  Light refreshments will be served.

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

Complete your registration here:

Registration ends on January 20, 2012.

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Winter 2012 CALL Bulletin now available

The Winter 2012 CALL Bulletin is now available.  This issue includes a series of articles on “What’s new in legal research,” as well as regular columns and features.

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Welcome to the new CALL website!

The new CALL website is now live! As you can see, we’ve been posting content here for quite a while — but today (December 14) is the day we are officially cutting over from the previous website at to our new website.

What’s new?

  1. New Blog. CALL now uses WordPress to organize our website. Check the front page of the site for regular updates and information. There’s even an RSS feed you can subscribe to in order to receive instant updates:
  2. New Navigation. We’ve simplified the navigation with new (and fewer) drop-down menus so you can find what you need easily and quickly.
  3. New Calendar. Instantly see information about upcoming CALL events right on the front page.

Please bookmark this site. At some point in early 2012, we will set up a redirect so that anyone typing in the address of the old website will be forwarded to the new website instead.

Also note that members-only materials (password-protected) are still housed on the old website, but they can be accessed through this website.

If you have any questions or comments about the new site, or can’t find something you’re looking for, please feel free to contact the co-chairs of the Internet Committee, Gwen Gregory ( or Sharon L. Nelson (

Thank you very much to the entire Internet Committee (2010-11 and 2011-12) for all of their work to set up the new website. Special thanks to Helen King-Desai for laying the groundwork for the new site, to Sarah Glassmeyer for installing WordPress, and to Debbie Ginsberg for migrating the files from the old site to the new site and for her technical expertise.

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CALL Grants Available

Thinking about traveling to Boston next summer for the AALL annual meeting?  Maybe there is an educational program a little closer to home that piques your interest?  In either case, it is not too early to apply for a CALL Grant.

CALL grants are available to CALL members throughout the year and may be used for the AALL Annual Meeting or other types of continuing professional education programs.  This year, CALL is offering two grants for the AALL Annual Meeting.  Two grants of up to $1500 will be awarded for the AALL Annual Meeting.  Additional grants are available (up to $1000) for other educational programs throughout the year.  Please consider taking advantage of this opportunity today!

To apply for a CALL grant, you will need to fill out the Grants Application Form and meet the application deadline of April 15, 2012.  Please send all completed application forms via email to: .  Any questions?  Contact the CALL Grants & Awards Committee Chair, Heidi Frostestad Kuehl, at or 312.503.4725.

We’ll look forward to receiving your CALL Grant application!

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