CALA sent a congratulatory letter to the Third Reforma National Conference

September 10, 2008

Luis Chaparro, Reforma President

Dear President Luis Chaparro:

On behalf of the members of the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA), we wish you a very successful Third Reforma National Conference, themed "Bridging the Gaps: Juntos @ the Border," to be held on September 18 – 21 at the El Paso Convention Center, El Paso, Texas.

We all agree with you that your conference theme is very appropriate and timely relevant to the location of the conference since the majority of the population along the El Paso/Ciudad Juarez border is the Hispanic and Spanish speaking individuals coming from diverse backgrounds. There have been many challenges to provide pertinent library services to this population. Many programs at your conference will address the issues and share successful experiences which are also wonderful examples to serve increasingly diverse users communities across the nation.

We look forward to the continual collaboration on projects like the JCLC 2012 and the support for and between our associations.

Sha Li Zhang, CALA President
Haipeng Li, CALA Executive Director

CC: Loida García Febo, Vice President/President-Elect Sandra Rios Balderrama, Office Manager, National Reforma Office