2010 CALA Scholarship Recipients

CALA Scholarship Committee:
Hanrong Wang, Chair, Jacksonville State University
Joy Gao, Ohio Wesleyan University
Hong Ma, University of Miami
Fenfei Ouyang, Palmer School
Janet Tom, San Francisco Public Library


The Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the four 2010 CALA scholarships: Ms. Qinqin Zhang from the University of British Columbia, Ms. Teresa Nesbitt from the Florida State University, Mr. Yang Yang from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, and Ms. Laura Fu from the University of Wisconsin---Milwaukee. The award ceremony will be held on Sunday, June 27, 2010, 6:30 - 10: 30 p.m. at the CALA Annual Awards Banquet, in conjunction with the 2010 ALA Annual Conference to be held in Washington D.C.

Ms. Qinqin Zhang is awarded the CALA Scholarship of Library and Information Science. She is currently working on her Master of Library and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and a Master of Science in Instructional Technology from Lehigh University USA. She was a member of Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society, and she also earned Lehigh University Scholarship in 2006.  Ms. Zhang is well performed in the areas of industriousness, dependability and Interpersonal skills. "Qinqin was a key contributor and active participant on many of the teams that updated library training modules, marketing materials and the library webpage. She has "inner drive and commitment to accomplish her goals combined with the understanding that the best results are achieved through the combined efforts of others". The CALA Scholarship of Library and information Science will help her "in providing public service to diverse patrons" and in exploring "what is best for the people she serves and what is the best path for her individual growth as a global citizen". And this award offers her the opportunity to "play a more prominent role in the profession".

Ms. Teresa Nesbitt is awarded the Sheila Suen Lai Scholarship of Library and Information Science. She is currently working on her MLIS at College of Communication and Information Florida State University, Tallahassee. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame. She is a member of the ALA Intellectual Freedom Round Table and a member of the FSU InternatioNOLE program. Ms. Nesbitt is well performed in the areas of industrious, communication skills, dependability and leadership. "Teresa is an extraordinary bright and creating young woman. She has love of learning, respect for scholarship and intellectual curiosity, trait that will make her an excellent librarian." The CALA Sheila Suen Lai Scholarship of Library and Information Science scholarship will help her in her "professional development, both in supplementing education with cutting-edge information and for the chance to meet and exchange ideas with other librarians" at the American Library Association annual conference in Washington D.C. 2010.

Mr. Yang Yang is awarded the C.C. Seetoo/CALA Conference Travel Scholarship. Mr. Yang is currently a master student at the School of Library and Information Studies, Clarion University of Pennsylvania. He holds a Master of Education on Physics and a Bachelor of Educational Technology from Capital Normal University, China. Mr. Yang is well performed in the areas of industriousness, dependability and leadership. "Yang is always prepared with his work and seeks out opportunities to explore cataloging resources and information in order to more fully understand the work he is assigned. He has demonstrated excellent potential for both academic and professional achievement". The C.C. Seetoo/CALA Conference Travel Scholarship will help him in mentoring and networking at the ALA/CALA Annual Conference in Washington D. C., 2010.

Ms. Laura Fu is rewarded the Huang Tso-ping and Wu Yao-yu Scholarship (USA). Ms. Fu is a student at the School of Library and Information Science, University of Wisconsin---Milwaukee. She "has been the minority as a female and Chinese-American in television news, as a Chinese-American librarian and even as simply a video asset manager, a position which is rather rare." The Huang Tso-ping and Wu Yao-yu Scholarship (USA) will help her to continue pursuing her personal career goals and her aspirations for a better representation of Chinese-Americans.

CALA is pleased to be able to provide support to these outstanding students in their library professional education through these scholarships for the year 2009-2010.