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2004 Sheila Suen Lai Scholarship of Library and Information Science Announcement

Application Deadline: April 15, 2004

The Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) is pleased to announce the availability of the 2004 Sheila Suen Lai Scholarship of Library and Information Science. Established in 1989, the Sheila Suen Lai Scholarship of Library and Information Science awards a total of US$500 each year to a full-time student of Chinese heritage who is currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited master's or doctoral program of library and information Science at a higher education institution in North America. The Scholarship is designed to encourage the professional and leadership development in Chinese American librarianship. The application deadline is April 15, 2004. The decision of the award recipient will be announced by May 15, 2004 and the award presented by the Chinese American Librarians Association at a ceremony during the ALA annual conference in Orlando, Florida.

The Chinese American Librarians Association was founded in 1973 and is a vital affiliate organization of the American Library Association with its six regional chapters. In addition to holding annual programs, CALA publishes its own Newsletter, Membership Directory, and the Journal of Library and Information Science in conjunction with the National Taiwan Normal University.

Ms. Sheila Suen Lai, the founder of the Scholarship, is retired from the California University at Sacramento as a reference librarian and served as the Executive Director of CALA from 1992 to 1998. She champions the education of future professionals in the field of library and information science by providing this Scholarship and has delegated to CALA the full responsibility for selecting and awarding one qualified recipient every year.

For more information about the application and the Scholarship, please visit the CALA's website. Please send the completed application packet to Diana Wu or Rosa Hsu, Co-Chairs of the CALA Scholarship Committee at the following address:


Y. Diana Wu
CALA Scholarship Committee
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0028


Rosa Hsu
CALA Scholarship Committee
Acquisitions Librarian
Houston Community College System
3100 Main, MC1229J
Houston, TX 77002-9330