(This list contains news or announcements posted since October 1, 2013.)
Dear CALA Members,
Please join us in congratulating Raymond Pun and Samuel Suber on being accepted as ALA EMERGING LEADERS 2014.
CALA is sponsoring with $1,000 to each awardee. Ray and Sam will be attending both the 2014 Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as well as the 2014 Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. They have already started thinking and proposing their projects. For their statement, please see below.
Once again, congratulations on Ray and Sam. We are looking forward to their contributions and success.
CALA 2013 Leadership Team
CALA Sponsors Two Emerging Leaders
I am very honored to have been selected for the EL program and to be sponsored by CALA for 2014. applied for the EL program because I wanted to learn more about networking with other ALA members interested in building and maintaining leadership skills.
In my EL project, I hope to work and build on social media outreach for an association. This skill and interest may benefit my current position working in New York University Shanghai Library because it is part of my responsibility to connect and engage with our patrons through social media networks: introducing students and faculty to new services, programs or collections through social media.
I hope my EL experience will strengthen my own professional goals; I also hope to use my EL experience to help build and maintain CALA's own social media platforms to engage with our members.
Suber, Samuel D.
I applied for the Emerging Leaders program because I wanted to get involved with ALA and its affiliates. I am passionate about libraries and librarians and this seemed like a great opportunity.
When I applied for the program, I highlighted my work at the Montana State Library and with the Montana Library Association Academic and Special Library Division as evidence of my leadership skills. I was also highly involved in the Special Library Association of my graduate program at the University of Illinois. I am honored by CALA’s sponsorship to the Emerging Leaders program because I firmly believe in the merits and goals of CALA and ALA.
As an Emerging Leader participant, I hope to gain better communication skills to lead, to understand the organizational behavior of CALA and ALA, and to tackle project management. I will bring my initiative, my leadership skills, and my enthusiasm to CALA and ALA by working on committees and interest groups. I hope to promote the CALA’s goals of advancing excellence, diversity and equality of library services. In addition, I want to acquire skills to promote collaborative programs with libraries in China and worldwide. In this process, I hope to advance communication and cooperation among diverse communities.
Dear CALA Members,
I’m pleased to announce CALA programs at Midwinter in Philadelphia January 24 – 28, 2013 http://alamw14.ala.org/
Location: Loews Philadelphia Hotel (Co-HQ)
Friday Jan 24, 2014, 7pm - 8:30pm Board Training (LOEWS-Commonwealth A1)
Saturday Jan 25, 2014, 7pm - 10pm Board meeting (LOEWS-Washington A)
Sunday Jan 26, 2014, 6pm – 9pm Member social (location TBA)
Monday Jan 27, 2014, 7am-9am Breakfast together (tentative, location TBA)
Loews Philadelphia Hotel (Co-HQ) has been designated for AILA/APALA/CALA Members:
As a CALA member, now you have an option of choosing LOEWS, your designate hotel to stay during the Midwinter. When you register, check the box in front of AILA/APALA/CALA, which will identify your affiliate status. For your convenience, I provide some details below-
#11 on this map: http://alamw14.ala.org/files/alamw14/Phil_Map.pdf.
2014 Midwinter Hotels
1200 Market St.$165/$165$175/$185
Thank you so much for your attention. Please let me know if you have questions. We look forward to seeing you at Midwinter.
CALA Executive Director 2013-2016
Chinese American Librarians Association
The CALA Task Force for the “Outstanding Library Leadership Award in Memory of Dr. Margaret Chang Fung” would like to invite nominations for the 2014 annual award to be presented at CALA’s Annual Awards Banquet on June 29, 2014 in Las Vegas. Below are the general guidelines and procedures for the Award as approved by the CALA Board.
General Guidelines and Procedures
Dr. Margaret Chang Fung
Dr. Margaret Chang Fung (1934-2010) was a Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) life member and a CALA Distinguished Services Award recipient. She was born in China, attended universities in Hong Kong and Taiwan, and did graduate studies in the U.S. getting her Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from Indiana University. Throughout her illustrious professional career in the U.S., Hong Kong, and Taiwan, Dr. Fung served as a Chinese studies promoter, a visionary university library director, a highly respected library science professor, a widely published scholar, a pioneer in Chinese library automation, a skillful government official in civil service examination and personnel administration, a leader in the woman’s rights movement, and an active advocator in international library cooperation. In her role as the president of the Library Association of R.O.C. (Taiwan), Dr. Fung was instrumental in the draft and passage of the Library Law in Taiwan. Dr. Fung has published numerous works, including more than 90 articles, and such books of solid scholarship as Library and Information (1979), A Primer of Library Automation (1981), On Library and Information Science (1982), Guide to Information Science (1984), Reflections on Civil Service System Library/Information Science (1996), and Collected Works of Margaret Chang Fung (2004). Dr. Fung’s substantial scholarship, achievements, contributions, leadership and dedication to the library profession are highly admirable and of lasting value. She is an exemplary role model for librarians, in general, and Chinese American librarians, in particular.
(There are many published biographies of Dr. Fung written in Chinese that were published in Taiwan. The two representative ones are:汪雁秋.“祝贺七十 -- 贺张鼎锺教授七秩荣庆.” 《跨越数位时代的资讯服务 -- 张鼎锺教授七秩荣庆论文集》（台北：文华图书馆管理，2004). pp. 7-13.
陈友民. “图资考铨一女傑 -- 张鼎锺教授传略.” 《跨越数位时代的资讯服务 -- 张鼎锺教授七秩荣庆论文集》（台北：文华图书馆管理，2004). pp. 419-428.）
In order to honor Dr. Fung’s distinguished library career as a dedicated library director, educator, innovator, advocator, scholar, and, above all, an exemplary leader, The Fung family and the Chinese American Librarians Association have agreed to create the Dr. Margaret Chang Fung Memorial Fund and establish the Outstanding Library Leadership Award in Memory of Dr. Margaret Chang Fung in CALA consistent with the mission and goals of the Association.
A formal agreement drafted jointly by CALA officers and members of the Fung family was completed in December 2011, approved by CALA Board in February 2012, and signed by both parties in March 2012. This agreement shall serve as the basic document for this General Guidelines and Procedures.
In order to support the annual Award over time, the Fung family has made an initial donation of $10,000 to create the Dr. Margaret Chang Fung Memorial Fund at CALA. Some of Dr. Margaret Chang Fung’s friends and students have also made donations. Further fundraising will be planned to raise the Fund to a sufficient level, ensuring the continuity of the annual Award.
Guidelines for Nomination
The Outstanding Library Leadership Award in Memory of Dr. Margaret Chang Fung is given annually to a Chinese American library and information professional who has consistently demonstrated outstanding leadership and achievement in library and information services at the national and/or international level. Distinguished contributions and services to the advancement of Chinese-American librarianship will receive special consideration from the Awards Committee. This Award is permanent and one of the highest recognitions given by the Association. No individual can receive the award more than once. Candidates will all be evaluated equally, regardless of age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or length of service to the profession. Candidates must be CALA members.
The award consists of a $1,000 check. The 2014 Award recipient will be honored at the 2014 CALA Awards Banquet on June 29, 2013 during the ALA Annual Conference.
The recipient of the “Outstanding Library Leadership Award in Memory of Dr. Margaret Chang Fung” is encouraged to submit an original paper in English or Chinese for publication in the joint NTNU/CALA Journal of Library and Information Science. The paper shall be submitted to the Editor of the journal and may address any important aspect of library leadership issues.
Nomination packages must be submitted in English and must include:
1. A formal nomination letter from the nominator
2. 3 - 5 supporting letters
3. Candidate's curriculum vitae
4. Samples of publications (no more than 5)
5. List of relevant awards and honors received
6. Other supporting documentations
The deadline for the submission of complete nomination packages for the 2014 Award will be February 1, 2014. The complete package shall be sent by email (including all attachments) to Hwa-Wei Lee at the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The recipient should have consistently demonstrated outstanding leadership and achievement in library and information services at the national and/or international level. Distinguished contributions and services to the advancement of Chinese-American librarianship in particular will receive special consideration from the Awards Task Force.
1. The invitation for nomination and the general guidelines for the Award will be announced by the Task Force on December 1, 2013.
2. The deadline for the submission of complete nomination packages willbe February 1, 2014.
3. The Task Force will review the nomination packages and select two to three finalists,in ranked order. (To be done before March 31, 2014.)
4. The Task Force should submit these names and supporting documents to the President and the Executive Director for approval by the Board and by the Fung family representative.(To be done before April 30, 2014.)
5. Announcement of the final recipient of the Award will be made on or before May 1, 2014.
6. The Award will be presented during the CALA Annual Awards Banquet on June 29, 2014.
7. The Award Recipient is encouraged to submit an original paper (in English or in Chinese) for publication in the NTNU/CALA’s Journal of Library and Information Science by June 2015.
Task Force Members – 2012/2014
Hwa-Wei Lee, Chair, email@example.com Nancy Ou-Lan Chou, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wei Peng, email@example.com
Sally C. Tseng, firstname.lastname@example.org
Teresa Yen-Chiu Chang-Wang, email@example.com
Mei-Mei Wu, firstname.lastname@example.org
Freda Fung, Ex Officio, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Zhao, CALA President, email@example.com
Li Fu, CALA Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
November 1, 2013
Dear CALA Members,
In the past CALA has participated in ALA President Alire’s Family Literacy Focus project. In light of current ALA President Barbara Stripling’s initiative Libraries Change Lives, CALA once again activates the Family Literacy Focus project to invite participating libraries to promote family literacy highlighting Chinese culture in their community. In addition, CALA Family Literacy Focus Task Force hopes to collect any success stories on how each community promotes and celebrates Chinese traditions and culture.
CALA Family Literacy Focus Task Force chaired by Dora Ho with committee members Wei Jeng-Chu, Dongyun Ni and Nonie Xue will review applications. The three selected libraries will be awarded each with $500. This $500 will be able to increase their material purchase on Chinese culture materials for this project.
We would like to invite all types of libraries to participate in the 2014 CALA Family Literacy Focus project. By becoming a participating library, you will be able to better serve the Chinese American users and to raise your library’s visibility in the community. If you are interested, please seek support and approval from your library administration and submit a letter of intent to the Task Force by December 15, 2013. The letter of intent should include the description of the project that your proposal to carry out, the proposed budget (how the money will be spent), the implementation process, and the expected outcome of the project. Please also include the name and contact information of the project coordinator. Your interest and timely response will be most appreciated.
Those who are not selected can still participate in project by using existing resources and funding from your own libraries. The Force Task will gladly work with your libraries to help implement the project. The project must be completed by May 31, 2014. Please see the guidelines for requirements and participation eligibility.
Click here for the guidelines and eligibility. I hope the documents will help you better understand the project and facilitate your decision-making process. Also, the project website at http://daidai.cala-web.org/ might prove informative.
Another way that you can participate in the Family Literacy Focus Project is to simply send in your success story (Photos and summary of projects are welcome) on celebrating Chinese heritage at your library held between January 2013 and May 2014 to the CALA Family Literacy Focus Task Force. The Task Force will collect these stories and post them on the CALA website.
Thank you very much for your attention and interest. If you have any questions regarding the project, please contact Dora Ho (email@example.com)
CALA President 2013-2014
Chinese American Librarians Association – an ALA Affiliate
Dear CALA members:
The CALA International Relations Committee is pleased to announce a new event in the CALA 21st Century Librarian Seminar Series: Seminar in Kunming, China, July 9-11, 2014, to be held at The Yunnan University of Finance and Economics (YUFE; 云南财经大学). The sponsors for this coming event are: Yunnan Academic Library Committee and the Chinese American Librarians Association.
The theme of this seminar is “The New Trends, New Services, and the New Value”. Sub-themes include “Library integration and sharing; Application of new technologies in the library; Library innovation and development” and etc.
According to the agreement with Yunnan Academic Library Committee, CALA is sending a team of 5 experienced speakers, including a guest speaker from library associations such as ALA or ACRL, and a representative of CALA.
Qualification of speakers:
The deadline for application is Nov. 15th, 2013. The selection results will be announced on Dec. 1st, 2013.
CALA International Relations Committee
Shuyong Jiang (co-chair)
Guoqing Li (co-chair)
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Dear CALA Community,
On November 12, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines. Families throughout the world have been impacted. Now, hundreds of thousands do not have water, food, or shelter.
If you are a CALA member who has family in the Philippines that have been directly impacted by this tragedy or in need of assistance, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
To donate, use this Donation Form for Philippines Typhoon Relief Fund, or ALA’s at http://www.ala.org/offices/philippines-library-relief. We appreciate your concerns and support and hope CALA can stand together, show our care and reach out to help.
CALA Executive Director
Dear colleagues and friends,
We're pleased to announce that the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) is offering a free one year membership to new student members, thanks to a generous donation of $1,000.00 from Dr.Tze-chung Li, Professor and Dean Emeritus of Dominican University Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences and one of the founding members of CALA. The fund left in the current year will be carried over to the next year till all fund is utilized.
1. Applicants must be enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution in North America; AND
2. Applicants must be of Chinese nationality or of Chinese descent; AND3. Applicants must be new to CALA and not previously a member of CALA.
1. Each applicant must complete a CALA membership application(http://cala-web.org/membership) in full or be disqualified.
Please help spread the word!
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of the CALA Membership Committee members listed below.
Dear CALA Members,
Please join us in this leadership training workshop to be held during the 2014 ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia. The session is directly beneficial to board members, committee chairs and chapter presidents who are expected to participate. All CALA members are invited to attend. Please see below for details. We look forward to seeing you there!
DATE/TIME/LOCATION: Friday Jan 24, 2014, 7pm - 8:30pm Training Session (LOEWS-Commonwealth A1)
TITLE: Operation and Governance by the Board of Directors: Understanding Your Role as a Good Board Member
DESCRIPTION: This workshop covers the basics of how a Board of Directors operates in its governance of a membership association, and the role of each serving member of the Board. It will discuss topics including the legal identity and responsibilities of a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity, the scope and work of the Board, common Board activities, and the leadership opportunities and obligations of Board members individually and collectively.
PRESENTER: Dr. Ling Hwey Jeng
Dr. Ling Hwey Jeng is a Professor and the Director of Texas Woman’s University, School of Library and Information Studies in Denton, Texas. Her teaching areas include the role of information in society, organization of knowledge, electronic searching strategies, and library technical services. Dr. Jeng has numerous scholarly publications and presentations and is a recipient of three major federally funded grant projects to the total amount of more than two million dollars. Dr. Jeng was the President of Chinese American Librarians Association in 1999-2000; served as the first Executive Director of Asian Pacific American Librarians Association in 2000-2005; was elected to the Texas Library Association Executive Board for a three year term in 2008-2011, and served three terms as an elected member of the governing Council of the American Library Association in 2002-2011. Dr. Jeng is a frequent speaker on topics of library advocacy, diversity, leadership development and mentoring. Most recently, she presented a workshop on non-profit Board governance at the Project Blueprint, a non-profit Board leadership development program sponsored by the United Way of Denton County.
CALA Executive Director
Founded in 1973, the Chinese American Librarians Association, an affiliate of American Library Association, is pleased to announce the availability of its 2013-2014 scholarships:
The CALA Scholarship of Library and Information Science
This scholarship awards $1000 to a full-time student at an ALA-accredited library school.
The Sheila Suen Lai Scholarship
This scholarship awards $500 to a full-time student at an ALA-accredited library school.
These scholarships are designed to encourage professional and leadership development in Chinese American librarianship. They are open to full-time students of Chinese heritage who are currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited master's or doctoral program of library and information science at an institution of higher education in North America. The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student at the time the scholarship is awarded. Applicants may apply for any or all of the scholarships listed above.
To apply, please go to http://cala-web.org/node/204 to access the application guidelines, application forms and reference forms. The application deadline is 12AM Central Time April 30, 2014. The recipients will be announced by May 30, 2014 and the awards will be presented at the CALA Awards Banquet during the 2014 CALA Annual Conference. If you have any questions, please contact the 2013-2014 CALA Scholarship Committee:
Raymond Wang (Chair), email@example.com
Irene Ke, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ya Wang, email@example.com
Zhonghua Du, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear CALA Members,
I am very pleased to share this exciting news with you:
Xudong Jin, CALA life member, CALA 2009-2010 President, now Library Director of Pitt Community College Library is featured this week for November 25, 2013 on the ACRL Insider blog at http://www.acrl.ala.org/acrlinsider/archives/8009 and on the main ACRL web site at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/index.cfm (just click on the slide show tabs numbered 2-6).
“I am so honored to be Member of the Week for ACRL.” Xudong says. “As a CALA life member and President for 2009-2010, I would thank CALA as a professional librarian organization for Chinese Americans, from which I have learned a lot from my colleagues and friends.”
Xudong wishes all CALA members a very happy Thanksgiving. Mary Jane Petrowski, ACRL Associate Director thanked him for a wonderful profile.
CALA Executive Director 2013-2016
Chinese American Librarians Association