53 Chi. L. Libr. Bull. 1 (August 1974)

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CHICAGO LAW LIBRARY BULLETIN


                        CHICAGO ASSOCIATION OF LAW LIBRARIES


No. 53                                                                  August, 1974

                                 FROM THE PRESIDENT

      Alfred V. Kulys is extremely pleased and surprised that so many members are
showing an active interest and willingness to work on committees this year. The
appointments of 1974-75 committee chairmen and members is completed but if any
individual is still interested in serving, please contact him at 670-2950.
      He proposed four major areas of activity for CALL this year:
      1) The Constitutional-By-Laws Committee will complete the revision of the
*constitution and submit it for adoption.
      2) A Special Committee was created to survey and report on what cooperative
projects can be instituted; e.g., a union list of periodicals, a union catalog,
microfilming the Illinois Supreme & Appellate court reports and briefs. Gayle
Edelman is chairperson; Anna Baker & Dianne Witkowski, members.
      3) The Education Committee is conducting monthly workshops and lectures
for primary law library instruction. For basic level education, it is planning
an institute in Springfield on Illinois documents. And the successful completion
of the Micrographics Institute by Bill Powers has generated great demand to hold
a second national level institute.
      4) Special emphasis will be placed on new members:    (a) what functions
CALL performs for them & what reciprocal contributions they can make; (b) what
constitutes professionalism in employer-employee relations; i.e., what services
are due the employer and what the employee deserves in the way of time off to
attend meetings and payment of membership fees. In conjunction with this, the
Placement Committee will survey local law library salaries in comparison with the
national average, evaluate the data, and make its recommendations for improvements
to the Executive Board.

                        SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
                                     July 31, 1974

      At the present time the Association has $895.11 in its account. Forty-five
members have paid their dues to date for a total of $180.00. A check was received
from the Micrographics Conference for $204.00.

      Since the first seminar has been conducted by the Education Committee and
two others are now in the planning stages, the Executive Committee gave approval
to the initiation of plans for a trip and program in October to Springfield.

      The formation of special committees to study local co-operative projects
relating to law and libraries (examples: list of legal serials and union catalog)
and the microfilming of Illinois Supreme Court Briefs and Reports were approved.

      Although salary information is often confidential and difficult to obtain,
the Executive Committee discussed the value of such a survey to CALL members. The
Placement Committee is to be asked to consider investigating the feasibility of
and possible approaches to a salary survey. At the same time this committee could
gather data already compiled by other national and/or professional associations.

      Topics for the annual institute were discussed. These included advanced
micrographics, computer and information retrieval methods, administration and
planning, and moving a law library. At the next Executive Committee meeting a
chairman for the annual institute will be selected.

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