2012 CALA Scholarship Recipients

The Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the two 2012 CALA scholarships: Ms. Wai Yi Ma from the University of North Texas and Ms. Yuting Wu from the San Jose State University. The award ceremony will be held on Sunday June 24, 2012 at the CALA Annual Awards Banquet, in conjunction with the 2012 ALA Annual Conference to be held in Anaheim.

Ms. Wai Yi Ma is awarded the CALA Scholarship of Library and Information Science. She is currently working on her Master of Library and Information Studies at the University of North Texas. Since 2005, Ms. Ma has been working in several different positions which she utilized her research skills, this includes Community Service Aide at the University of Guam Library, research assistant in the Micronesian Area Research Center, and Graduated Student Mentor at the Graduated Research Center of the University of Guam Library. The work experience she gathered leads to her goal of establishing a central archives of government documents for all the Micronesian island nations. According to one of her professors, Ms. Ma "is one of the finest and most dedicated young professionals I have meet in over 30 year's experiences as a librarian and an educator." The CALA Scholarship of Library and Information Science will help her to achieve her goal as she acquires essential knowledge in the field of library and information science.

Ms. Yuting Wu is awarded the Sheila Suen Lai Scholarship of Library and Information Science. She is currently working on her Master of Library and Information Studies at the San Jose State University. Ms. Wu studied and worked with music for 17 years and she found that many music students, especially international students, refuse to use library as one of their study tools. The goal of Ms. Wu is to be an academic or public librarian in order to help music students to utilize musical resources to enhance their study. In order to gain professional experience, Ms. Wu worked as an intern librarian at San Francisco Opera in 2011. The CALA Sheila Suen Lai Scholarship of Library and Information Science Scholarship will help her in pursuing learning opportunities to succeed in librarianship.

CALA is pleased to provide support to these outstanding students in their library professional education through these scholarships for the year 2011-2012.

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2011-2012 CALA Scholarship Committee
Vincci Kwong (Co-Chair)
Jian Anna Xiong (Co-Chair)
Chris Kyauk
Li Sun
Chihfeng Lin
Sharon Yang
Qunying Li