2004 CALA Scholarship Recipients

2004 CALA Scholarship Recipients

On behalf of the 2004 Scholarship Committee, we are very pleased to inform you we have selected the recipients for the following CALA scholarships. The criteria for judging applicants are based on their academic excellence, leadership potential, evidence of commitment to a career librarianship and their overall presentation. These CALA scholarships will be presented to the recipients on Sunday night, June 27, 2004, 7:00-10:00 p.m. at the CALA Awards Banquet to be held at the Ming Court, 9188 International Dr., Orlando, FL 32819-8112 during the 2004 ALA Annual Conference.

Sheila Suen Lai Scholarship of Library and Information Science ($500.00) - Iva Seto

Miss Seto has impeccable academic records: first class standing, dean's honor list, and two other scholarships. With a B.S. degree specialize in molecular genetics and also a B.A. degree in comparative literature, Ms. Seto is currently working on her master degree of Library and Information Studies at University of Alberta, Canada. Her career goal is focused on international medical librarianship. She has stated very clearly of her research topic which is in creating standards for Chinese medical information brought into Western databases. Her advisor comments Ms Seto has "strong leadership skills." The whole application packet is well prepared and personal statement is well written. We recommend her without any reservation.

Huang Tso-ping and Wu Yao-yu Scholarship Memorial Fund ($200.00) - Carrie Fang

Miss. Fang received her B.A. degree from Tainjin University, China in 2001. She is expecting to receive her master of arts degree in Information Resources and Library Science from University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. in December, 2004. She is very active being a faculty-student liaison at her library school, and a member of Strategic Long Range Planning team at the University of Arizona library. She is also actively promoting Chinese culture by being the vice principal of the Tucson Chinese School. It is a privilege to have her as our award recipient.

Scholarship Committee Co-Chairs:
Diana Wu
Reference Librarian
San Jose State University Library
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0028
408-924-2701 (fax)

Rosa Hsu
Acquisitions Librarian
Houston Community College
3100 Main, MC1229J
Houston, Texas 77002
713-718-7651 fax