Library Resources and Services
for Chinese
American/Canadian Communities

Cancelled due to SARS

June 19-25, 2003

Toronto, Canada

Program Description:

How to provide quality library services to the increasing Chinese American/Canadian communities? What to do when you don't have a language/cultural specialist on your staff? Where to go to get assistance? Panelists will share strategies and best practices in
planning; networking; resource sharing; selecting, collecting and
processing scholarly and popular materials; and outreach to the Chinese
American/Canadian communities to introduce library services and


  • Sheng D. Chiu, President of Pan Asian Publications
      "Library Materials for Chinese-Americans and


  • Fidelia Lau, Branch Head, Riverdale Branch, Toronto Public Library
      "Meeting the Needs of the Chinese Canadian Community - the Riverdale Branch Experience"


  • Wei Chi Poon, Librarian of the Asian American Collection at University of California, Berkeley
      "Reclaiming a History of Chinese in America"


  • Thomas Alford, Deputy Director, Queens Borough Public Library
      "An Urban Public Library Model"

Schedule of Events

  1. Friday, June 20, 2003, 8:00-10:00 pm

    CALA Orientation

    Courtyard by Marriott Downtown, Room: Alexander (ALA Hotel no. 6)

    New Officers, Board of Directors, Committee Chairs and Members are especially encouraged to attend.


  2. Saturday, June 21, 2003, 8:00-10:00 pm

    CALA 2003 2nd Board Meeting

    Courtyard by Marriott Downtown, Room: Alexander (ALA Hotel no. 6)


  3. Sunday, June 22, 2003, 2:00-4:00 pm

    CALA Annual Program

    Hilton Toronto, Room: Camichael/Jackson (ALA Hotel no. 12)


  4. Sunday, June 22, 2003, 4:15-5:30 pm

    CALA Membership Meeting

    Hilton Toronto, Room: Camichael/Jackson (ALA Hotel no. 12)


  5. Sunday, June 22, 2003, 7:00-10:00 pm

    CALA Awards Banquet

    Bayview Garden Restaurant, 89 Chester Street, Toronto, Phone: (416) 971-8811


  6. Monday, June 23, 2003, 8:00-11:00 am

    CALA 2003 3rd Board Meeting

    Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Room: Windsor (ALA Hotel no. 2)

    Newly elected Board of Directors should also attend this meeting.