2011 CALA Scholarship recipients announcement
The Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the four 2011 CALA scholarships: Ms. Jennifer Shuang from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Ms. Pei Yu Lin from the University of Washington, Ms. Yanjuang Zou from the University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill, and Ms. Sara Wang from the University of Washington. The award ceremony will be held on Sunday June 26, 2011 at the CALA Annual Awards Banquet, in conjunction with the 2011 ALA Annual Conference to be held in New Orleans.
Ms. Jennifer Shuang 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 California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Ms. Shuang has outstanding academic performance including 4.0 GPA, Lawrence Clark & Fay Shoemaker Powell Fellowship and Dean's Scholar. As a second-generation Chinese American, she has a strong career interest in East Asian Librarianship as well as a passion for diverse community. She is active in volunteering at different library organizations to serve Asian-American populations. In addition, she has organized the support group and provided homework assistance for Asian immigrants. Her leadership potential is demonstrated in her current role as Co-Vice President of Special Libraries Association, UCLA Student Chapter and Faculty Liaison, Student Governing Board, and UCLA Dept. of Information Studies. The CALA Scholarship of Library and Information Science will help her "be an active contributor in building the future" and " transform her into a more effective and empathetic leader, and a more experienced information professional in various cultural environments."
Ms. Pei Yu Lin is awarded the Sheila Suen Lai Scholarship of Library and Information Science. She is currently working on her MLIS at University of Washington. Ms. Lin came to the United States when she was 17. She overcame her language and culture barriers with hard work and perseverance. Her professors praised her as a great student, who "demonstrated diligence, leadership, thoughtfulness and insight in her performance in the course. Her written work has always been first-rate." Her IT background led her to a summer internship with Boeing in 2010 and a study abroad opportunity in the Netherlands. Her leadership potential is demonstrated in her current role as the UW iSchool MLIS Student ambassador. The CALA Sheila Suen Lai Scholarship of Library and Information Science Scholarship will help her in pursuing learning opportunities to succeed in librarianship.
Ms. Yanjuan Zou is awarded the C.C. Seetoo/CALA Conference Travel Scholarship. Ms. Zou is currently a master student at the School of Library and Information Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a native Chinesepursuing the MLIS degree in the United States, Ms. Zou has diverse work experiences and exceptional academic performance. She worked as research assistant in Tianjin Normal University, the library assistant in Duke University Library and the teaching assistant in the Department of Asian Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her professors praised her as reliable worker with detailed, thorough and responsible attitude in assigned tasks of grading students' papers. In leadership potential, she was the recipient of ARL Career Enhancement Fellowship (CEP), and CALA Dr. Tze-Chung Li Student Membership Grant , and a participant in the CALA Leadership Symposium. The C.C. Seetoo/CALA Conference Travel Scholarship will help her toward the internship at University of Arizona as a fellow of CEP of the Research Service Support Team.
Ms. Sara Wang is rewarded the Huang Tso-ping and Wu Yao-yu Scholarship (USA). Ms. Wang is a student at the School of Library and Information Science, University of Washington. She has a well-balanced outstanding performance in academic and community service. Some commendation from her references includes "self driven, reliable, honest and trust worthy" "a self-motivated hardworking person and a fast learner." Ms. Wang has a passion for diverse community; she dedicates herself to the needs of the community with her earnest efforts. Currently she is volunteering as a facilitator at Talk-Time, a free English conversation class offered by the Seattle Public Library Literacy Program. Her leadership is demonstrated in her role as the Publicity Officer in Association of Library and Information Science Students, Director of Public Relations in Informatics Undergraduate Association.
Ms. Wang has a strong background in technology application in library. The Huang Tso-ping and Wu Yao-yu Scholarship (USA) will help her to pursue her career goals.
CALA is pleased to provide support to these outstanding students in their library professional education through these scholarships for the year 2010-2011.