September 3, 1999
Contact: Nancy Sun Hershoff
Phone: (305) 919-5727
Email: sunn@fiu.edu


CALA Sets February 1, 2000 as Application Deadline for the
2000 Sheila Suen Lai Scholarship of Library and Information Science

The Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) sets February 1, 2000 as application deadline for the annual Sheila Suen Lai Scholarship of Library and Information Science. The Scholarship, established in 1989, awards US$500 to a full-time student of Chinese heritage who is currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited master's program or in a doctoral program in Library and Information Science in a degree-granting institution in North America. The Scholarship is designed to encourage the development of leadership in Chinese American librarianship. The winner of the award will be announced by April 15, 2000. The award will be presented at the ALA annual conference in Chicago.

Founded in 1973, the Chinese American Librarians Association is affiliated with the American Library Association, and has 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 cooperation with the National Taiwan Normal University.

Ms. Sheila Suen Lai, the donor of the Scholarship, is the former Executive Director of CALA from 1992 to 1998, and a Reference Librarian at the California University at Sacramento. She has delegated to CALA the responsibility of selecting one recipient every year.

For application and more information about the Scholarship, please consult CALA's homepage, or contact Nancy Sun Hershoff, Chair of the CALA Scholarship Committee at the following address:


Florida International University
North Campus Library
3000 N.E. 151st Street
North Miami, FL 33181
Phone: (305) 919-5727
Fax: (305) 919-5914
Email: sunn@fiu.edu