2011 CALA Annual Conference Program

Sunday, June 26, 2011 from 1:30p.m. to 3:30p.m. at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 284, New Orleans, LA
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About the Program:
Embracing the Changes: Diversity and Global Vision in a Digital Age
  [program brochure]

The program is designed to spearhead changes within the library profession through meaningful discussions on challenges facing libraries today, such as issues of cultural diversity as related to the library profession, global outreach and collaboration, and impact of new technology on library services.  The Program set the stage for the 2011-12 CALA Presidential Initiatives.

Keynote Speaker:

  • Betty Turock, Former ALA President, Professor and Dean Emeritus, School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University  [more information]

Panel Speakers:

  • Michael Dowling,  Director of the Chapter Relations and International Relations Offices, ALA [more information]
  • Miguel Figueroa, Director of Offices for Diversity and OLOS, ALA  [more information]
  • Clara Chu, Chair and Professor, Department of Library and Information Studies, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro [more information]
  • Michael Porter, President & CEO of Library Renewal, LJ Mover and Shaker 2009, elected ALA councilor and member of the Executive Board [more information]


  • Min Chou, Chair of CALA 2011 Conference Program Committee, Vice President/President Elect of CALA 2010-11


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Please stay tuned as more information will be forthcoming.