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Member Meeting – May 4, 2017

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.

KCALL Connection – April 6, 2017

See what’s in bloom this spring at Linda Hall! 

The second KCALL Connection started at Nick & Jake’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.  

Photograph of a yellow peony from the grounds at Linda Hall Library. Photo credit: Jerri Campbell.

Photograph of a pink peony from the grounds at Linda Hall Library. Photo credit: Jerri Campbell.

 

Member Meeting – March 16, 2017

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/).

Member Meeting – October 12, 2016

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.

Member Meeting – August 5, 2016

worst-hard-timeThe August KCALL Member Meeting was held at Littler Mendelson. Pizza, drinks and desserts were enjoyed by those in attendance.

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.

ReStart Tour and Dinner at Garozzo’s Ristorante – June 1, 2016

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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.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration – May 5, 2016

A large group attended KCALL’s Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Lathrop & Gage. Lunch was catered by Californo’s to include vegetarian or meaty enchiladas, salad, beans and rice, with a dessert tray.

At noon the business meeting started. It was followed by our round table session about emerging issues in law libraries. Many thanks to Tammy Bearden for leading an engaging discussion.

Book and genre suggestions were collected for our upcoming KCALL Big Read. In October, our member meeting program will include a book discussion with Katie Stover from the Kansas City Public Library.