Past NOCALL Events – 2021

January 21: COVID & Law School Libraries: Lessons Learned was a free webinar & roundtable discussion, with breakout groups to exchange ideas about how we responded to the challenges of the past semester & what we can do better going forward.

February 11: The January Business Meeting was held virtually, with special guest speaker Mary Jenkins, AALL Secretary, who spoke broadly about what’s going on at the national level, including conference, activities, and diversity initiatives. The business portion of the meeting included a report from the Bylaws Committee on turning the Board’s Black Lives Matter Statement into a Resolution to be voted upon by the membership, as well as committee updates and the latest on April’s virtual Spring Institute. Feel free to view the YouTube video of meeting.

April 21-29: The 2021 Spring Institute was held virtually, with 179 registrants. Schedule, keynote speaker and sponsorship information are available at this webpage.

May 19: The May Business Meeting was held virtually (YouTube link) with guest speaker Stephanie Godley, Director of KM & Library Services at Ropes & Gray. Following the talk, the new board was sworn in.

June 30: Taking the “Pulse” of Legal News with Law360 was a Lexis Lunch & Learn event postponed from the April 2021 Spring Institute. Hosted by: Colette Napoli, Senior Product Training Specialist, Law360; Loyd Auerbach, Lexis Knowledge & Research Consultant; Deana Sparling, Senior Director, LexisNexis Digital Library & eBook Solutions.

September 29: The September Business Meeting was held virtually.

December 2: NOCALL held a virtual Lunch and Learn panel on “How to Retire Gracefully.” Panelists were Donna Williams, former Director, California Judicial Center Library; Mary Staats, former Manager of Library Services, Farella Braun + Martel LLC; Karen Selden, former Metadata Services Librarian, University of Colorado Law Library; and David Selden, former Library Director, National Indian Law Library. Topics discussed included important insights into the process itself, how to make a smooth transition, succession planning, and how law libraries can meet the challenges of the “Great Resignation.”