From the President's Desk

January 2020 

A new decade for legal information specialists.

For some reason new years that end with a zero are always pause for reflection.

Thinking about the decade that will be known as the 2010’s, a lot has happened:

  • A group of CALL members wrote Legal Information Specialists: A Guide to Launching and Building Your Career which is still contributing copyright royalties to our Association.
  • CALL/ACBD celebrated 50 years as an association.
  • CALL/ACBD created new websites.
  • Law Library Review became an open access journal.
  • CALL/ACBD welcomed new association management companies.
  • Law librarians widely adopted new technologies and we shared them with our constituents.
  • We learned, and learned, and learned and always shared what we learned with each other.
  • We lost and gained new colleagues, friends and family.

Personally, I began 2010 as the Chair of the Vendor Liaison Committee. That committee has been partnering diligently with Thomson Reuters as they have been working through their back-office systems transition.

Thank you to Co-Chairs Joan Rataic-Lang and Jacob Ericson and their team as well as the Thomson Reuters representatives and CALL members who have been handling these issues.

For 2020, I wish all CALL/ACBD Members and their families and colleagues every possible success. May the 20’s continue to see us raising our profiles in the legal and information communities.

Happy New Decade

Shaunna Mireau
President, CALL/ACBD 2019-2021


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