Sally C. Tseng Professional Development Grant Winner

Sally C. Tseng Professional Development Grant Winner

On behalf of the Sally C. Tseng Professional Development
Grant Committee, we are happy to announce that Ying Xu is the winner of the 2010 Sally Tseng Grant. Ying
will be awarded a check of $1,000.00 at
the Chinese American Librarians Association Awards Banquet on Sunday, June 27,
in Washington, D.C.,
during the 2010 Annual Conference of the American
Library Association.


Ying is the Arts
and Letters Librarian
at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library in California State University in Los
Angeles.  Her proposed research is titled
Beyond Words and Into Action: Library Services for the Language
. Since Los Angeles is "the most ethnically
diverse city in the United States", Ying's research will aim at enhancing
library services to the increasing number of new immigrants and minorities from
Asia and other countries, an area
critically needing attention
. Her emphasis is on the educational,
informational and recreational needs of the Chinese minorities in the greater
Los Angeles area, and she will show how those needs could be met.


Ying received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Fudan
University in Shanghai, China, with a major in English.  She was awarded a Master of Arts degree from Leeds
University in the United Kingdom, with a major in Linguistics.  Following, she received her Master of Library Science degree from
Rutgers University in New Jersey.


Besides being well educated and having worked in the
academic library field for twenty one years, Ying has published many outstanding articles and
presented many well-received conference papers and
invited speeches, locally and
abroad.  Her high level of scholarship
and generous volunteer work were praised by her peers and supervisors


Ying is a life
member of CALA
, and has continuously served pro bono for many years in
various Committee work, including that as the President of the California Chapter, as
a fund raiser for her Chapter, and as one of the Board of Directors of
national CALA.  Ying has received quite a
number of Certificates of
for her library and community services.


We have confidence that Ying's research on library
services for minorities will be another of her success.  Among a strong pool of eight candidates for
the Sally C. Professional Development Grant, Ying Xu is our top

Congratulations, Ying.


Submitted by

The Sally C.
Tseng Professional Development Grant Committee

Esther Lee, Co-Chair,

Wenxian Zhang, Co-Chair,

Jian Anna Xiong,

Liana Zhou,

Sally C. Tseng, Ex-Officio,