In honor of the 30th Anniversary of the founding of KCALL, a full history of the Executive Board membership, from 1987-2017, has been added to the site. To view this list, simply select “Executive Board” from the “Administration” drop-down, and click the link at the bottom of the page, or go directly to the list here.
KCALL’s next member meeting is Thursday, May 4 at Stinson Leonard Street. The meeting will be brief (12:00 – 12:15 p.m.) to accommodate our guest speaker, Christina Guether, electronic resources librarian at Kansas State University. She will talk with us about copyright and licensing issues. The meeting will conclude with a “Q & A” session with Christina, so please have your thoughts and questions ready.
Address and parking:
1201 Walnut St # 2900, Kansas City, MO 64106
Park in the Town Pavilion Garage. Take a ticket and park in any non-reserved space. Then take the elevator (on the West wall of garage) to the 3rd floor, and enter the building via the skywalk.
Arriving: When you enter the building, you’ll be on the 2nd floor. Proceed to the second bay of elevators to ride to the 29th floor where you will get parking validated and directed to the meeting location.
Throughout the year, KCALL is holding a donation campaign for reStart. Contributions to be collected at each member meeting. Please see the list of reStart’s general and priority needs lists: (http://restartinc.org/get-involved/needs-list/). Allison Reeve will collect items throughout the year, so don’t forget to bring any donations.
The second KCALL Connection started at Andre’s for dinner followed by a lecture at Linda Hall Library. Attendees enjoyed a lecture by Andrew Berry, What Darwin Didn’t Know: Evolution Since The Origin of Species.
KCALL’s member meeting discussed topics related to new hires, including instruction and ongoing interactions. We met at Husch Blackwell where drinks and dessert were provided.
Throughout the year, KCALL is holding a donation campaign for reStart. Contributions to be collected at each member meeting. Please see the list of reStart’s general and priority needs lists: (http://restartinc.org/get-involved/needs-list/).
Upcoming events and round table discussion topics were introduced at the first meeting of the year. We met at UMKC’s Leon Bloch Law Library, where Minsky’s pizza and desserts were provided for all.
KCALL gathered for excellent conversation and fare to celebrate the year. Hosted at Lidia’s, our luncheon was generously sponsored by BNA, Lexis and Thomson Reuters. Donations were collected for ReStart and prizes were raffled to several lucky winners. Happy Holidays!
Our first KCALL Connection was held at La Bodega. It’s our new series of after-work hours networking events. BNA graciously sponsored this initial meet-up through provision of small plates and appetizers for all attendees.
KCALL met at Shook, Hardy & Bacon for a soup, sandwich and salad bar along with desserts. Special guest, Katie Stover from the Kansas City Public Library, led a discussion of the Dust Bowl as documented by Timothy Egan within his book, “The Worst Hard Time.” Future KCALL events were introduced and a tour of the main library followed.
Donations were gathered for the Spofford Home Back-to-School Wish List.
Print copies, audiobooks and e-book instructions for the KCALL Big Read were provided. We will explore “The Worst Hard Time” by Timothy Egan at the next meeting.
During KCALL’s holiday party, funds were raised for a donation to ReStart, an organization with the goal to end homelessness in Kansas City. On June 1st, members toured the facility and explored the supportive services that move individuals and families toward self-sufficiency. It was an excellent glimpse into the priorities and successes of this local non-profit.
The evening concluded with dinner and conversation at Garozzo’s Ristorante.