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.
Please stay tuned as more information will be forthcoming.
|Betty Turock, Past ALA President, Professor and Dean Emeritus, School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University
Betty J. Turock, Past President of the American Library Association, is Professor and Associate Dean Emeritus at Rutgers University, where she was a member of the faculty of the School of Communication and Information.
As Association President she traveled over 300,000 miles and testified before the Congress and the Federal Communications Commission to focus on Equity on the Information Highway, just and equitable access to electronic information for all people of our nation. Among her proudest accomplishments is working with former Executive Director Elizabeth Martinez to create the Spectrum Scholarship Program, which to date has educated over 700 diverse students as library and information science professionals.
Turock received the ALA Equality Award in 1998 and the Lippincott Award in 2006.
|Michael Dowling, Director of the Chapter Relations and International Relations Offices, ALA
Michael Dowling is Director of the Chapter Relations and International Relations Offices of the American Library Association since 2001. Before taking on his current positions in ALA, Michael was the Deputy Executive Director of the Reference and User Services Association. Prior to joining ALA, he served as Director of the Monroe Public Library in Wisconsin and as a Reference Librarian at Temple University’s branch campus in Tokyo, Japan. He received MLS from the University of Maryland.
|Miguel Figueroa, Director of Offices for Diversity and OLOS, ALA
Miguel A. Figueroa is Director of the Office for Diversity & Spectrum Scholarship Program and Acting Director of the Office for Literacy and Outreach Services at the American Library Association. He has held positions at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Middle Atlantic Region (NYULMC), at the Ehrman Medical Library, New York University Langone Medical Center, and at Neal-Schuman Publishers. He is co-editor of the book “Staff Development Strategies That Work!: Stories and Strategies from New Librarians” (Neal-Schuman, 2008). Figueroa graduated in 2003 from the Knowledge River Program at the School of Information Resources and Library Science at the University of Arizona (Tucson).
|Clara Chu, Chair and Professor, Department of Library and Information Studies, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Dr. Clara M. Chu specializes in the social construction of information systems and institutions in order to understand information access by multicultural communities. Having published, presented and consulted internationally in English and Spanish, she is a leading voice on multicultural library and information issues, and is an active member of professional associations, currently serving on the Steering Committees of IFLA’s Section on Education and Training and Section on Library Services to Multicultural Populations. She is a recipient of various awards, including the American Library Association’s 2008 Library Diversity Research Honor and its 2002 Equality Award.
|Michael Porter, President and CEO of Library Renewal, LJ Mover and Shaker 2009, elected ALA councilor and member of the Executive Board
Michael is a librarian, presenter, author, practical technology fan, and PEZ collector. He has 20 years of experience working in Libraryland and has presented hundreds of times to library staff around the world. His writings regularly appear in major library journals around the world. In 2009 he was selected as a Library Journal “Mover & Shaker”, in 2010 was elected to the American Library Association’s governing Council and in 2011 was also elected to the ALA Executive Board. He previously worked with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, OCLC, WebJunction, and the Allen County Public Library. Michael currently serves as CEO of Library Renewal, an organization dedicated to research, partnerships and grassroots support for libraries as they struggle to offer electronic content to their users in competitive ways. Read more from Michael at libraryman.com and libraryrenewal.org.
It is SAGE's pleasure to co-sponsor the Chinese American Librarians Association program during the 2011 annual ALA conference in New Orleans. SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. Since 1965, SAGE has helped educate a global community spanning a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. Globalization and Intercultural Studies are core topics in our publishing program so partnering with CALA is a natural fit. We appreciate the opportunity to support the meaningful endeavors of CALA. Visit us at: http://www.sagepub.com/.
Company name: Wisers Information Limited
Contact Person: Mr. Gary Lee, Solution Manager, Overseas and Channel
Address: 25/F, Tung Wai Commercial Building, 109–111 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong SAR
Telephone: (852) 2948 3622
Fax: (852) 2948 3801
Web address: http://www.wisers.com
Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Hong Kong, Wisers is the world’s leading Greater China news information provider. Conceived through cutting-edge academic research project at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Wisers combines its advanced technology with strong media coverage from top tier content providers across the region. Nowadays, many top-notch academic institutions and international libraries all depend on our powerful platform as their knowledge gateway to Greater China.
Company name: Emerald Inc.
Contact Person: Mrs. Ruth Glasspool, Publisher
Address: One Mifflin Place, Suite 400, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Telephone: + 1 617 576 5782
Web address: http://info.emeraldinsight.com/northamerica
Emerald Group Publishing Limited is a leading independent publisher of global research with impact in business, society, public policy and education. As an international publisher with offices all over the globe, Emerald is keen to disseminate research from and about the world’s fastest growing economies. In the past five years, China has undoubtedly featured prominently on the global stage and this has been reflected in the development of Emerald’s portfolio of academic titles focusing on this region.