International Conference in Tongji University: Outcome of the review process

Dear CALA Members and Friends:

On behalf of the CALA International Relations Committee and the Conference Organizing Committee of the International Conference on Leadership and Innovative Management in Academic Libraries in the Age of New Technology jointly organized by Tongji University and the Chinese American Librarians Association, I am pleased to inform you that the following proposals have been accepted for presentation at the meeting:

Author and Affiliation:
Richard Darga, Dean of Library and Instruction Services
Sharon Hu, Director of Systems and Technical Services
Chicago State University
Title: Emerging trends for academic library organization and management

Author and Affiliation:
Andrew Y. Lee, Reference/Liaison Librarian, George Mason University
Zhimin Chen, Library Systems Manager, Saint Joseph's University
Title: Academic libraries and scholarly communication: New trends and challenges

Author and Affiliation:
Lili Li, Associate Professor / E-Information Services Librarian, Georgia Southern University
Title: Emerging technologies for academic library information services in the digital age

Author and Affiliation:
Janine Schmidt, Mukurta Consulting and Trenholme Director of Libraries Emerita, McGill University
Title: Many are called but few are chosen: Addressing the leadership gap

Author and Affiliation:
Susan Skomal, Executive Director & COO, BioOne
Title: Keys to successful library leadership for sustainable scholarly publication

We would like to thank those who responded to our call for presenters. The International Relations Committee received a total of 24 proposals from seven countries including Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, and the United States. We had to conduct a rigorous review. We are sorry that you have had to wait for so long to hear of the outcome of the review process.

We want to thank the corporate sponsors -SAGE Publications, Wisers Information Limited, and Emerald Inc. - for their generous contributions to the 2011-12 CALA Presidential Initiatives, and whole heartedly congratulate the following winners of CALA Presidential Initiative Mini-Grants:

Sharon Hu
Andrew Y. Lee
Lili Li
Janine Schmidt
Susan Skomal

Congratulations on your success, and we look forward to seeing you at Tongji University, Shanghai, China, from April 25-27, 2012. Thank you!