Dear CALA Members,
I am very pleased to announce that two outstanding young members of CALA have been selected by ALA for its Emerging Leaders program this year. They are Ms Min Tong and Bonnie L. Fong. Min is an Instructor Librarian at the South Lake Campus Library of University of Central Florida Libraries, Clermont, FL; and Bonnie is assistant professor and Information Literacy, Outreach, & Technical Services Librarian, and Liaison to Nursing, Sciences, & Mathematics at Felician College Library, Lodi, NJ. Both of them have been actively involved in CALA committees and chapters.
As described in the ALA news release, the emerging leaders program "enables librarians and library staff from across the country to participate in project planning workgroups; network with peers; gain an inside look into ALA structure; and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity early in their careers."
The emerging leaders will receive orientation and education with Maureen Sullivan, an organizational development consultant and Peter Bromberg, assistant director, Princeton Public Library in New Jersey, and attend the kickoff session during the 2011 ALA Midwinter Meeting in San Diego. The program will then continue in an online learning and networking environment for six months, completing with a poster session in which the Emerging Leaders will showcase the results of their project work at the 2011 Annual Conference in New Orleans. The 2011 CALA emerging leaders will work with ALA other emerging leaders on projects that are selected by ALA.
Emerging leaders will receive financial support to defray the costs for attending the ALA Midwinter Meeting and the Annual Conference.
Congratulations to Min and Bonnie for their election and to CALA for its emerging leaders! We are very proud of our young librarians and look forward to the successful result of their project.