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Diversity and Global Reach in a Digital Age: A Renewed Vision and Re-energized Commitment
The 2011-12 CALA Presidential Initiatives are derived from CALA's mission and are aimed at achieving CALA’s vision and strategic goals to make the organization a leading librarians' organization which advances diversity and equality of library services to the library communities worldwide through the excellence of this organization and its members.
Betty Turock, Former ALA President, Professor and Dean Emeritus, School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University
Michael Dowling, Director of the Chapter Relations and International Relations Offices, ALA
Miguel Figueroa, Director of Offices for Diversity and OLOS, ALA
Clara Chu, Chair and Professor, Department of Library and Information Studies, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Michael Porter, President & CEO of Library Renewal, LJ Mover and Shaker 2009, elected ALA councilor and member of the Executive Board
- Last fall, the Presidential Initiative Task Force had a “test drive” on using webinar to conduct online meetings, and the feedback was very positive. The webinar meeting will enable us to conduct a meeting more like an in-person one and get things done in a very effective manner. On February 24, 2012, CALA Board held its first webinar meeting and had much business taken care of within one hour. Thanks go to board members who embraced the "brave new world" to make the first Board webinar meeting a success! Special thanks go to Bin Zhang for his expertise and technical support to make it possible!