Dear CALA Members and Friends,
We are pleased to invite nominations for the 2016 CALA Outstanding Library Leadership Award in Memory of Dr. Margaret Chang Fung to be presented at CALA’s Annual Awards Banquet on Sunday, June 26, 2016during the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.
This Award is one of the highest recognition given by the Association which consists of a cash award of US$1,000.00 and a plaque.The deadline for the submission of complete electronic nomination packages to the Chair is Thursday, March 31, 2016.
Guidelines and Criteria — Outstanding Library Leadership Award in Memory of
Dr. Margaret Chang Fung
In order to honor Dr. Margaret Chang Fung’s distinguished library career as a dedicated library director, educator, innovator, advocator, scholar, government official, and, above all, an exemplary leader, the Fung’s family and the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) have agreed to create the Dr. Margaret Chang Fung Memorial Endowment Fund (Fung’s Fund) and establish theOutstanding Library Leadership Award in Memory of Dr. Margaret Chang Fung in CALA consistent with the mission and goals of the Association.
In order to support the annual Award over time, the Fung’s family has made two major donations in the total amount of US$22,000.00 to establish the Dr. Margaret Chang Fung Memorial Endowment Fund at CALA. Some of Dr. Margaret Chang Fung’s friends have also made donations to the Fung’s Fund.
Guidelines and Criteria for Nomination and Selection
The Outstanding Library Leadership Award in Memory of Dr. Margaret Chang Fung has been given annually since 2013 to a Chinese American or Chinese leader who has consistently demonstrated outstanding leadership and achievements in the library and information services at the national and/or international level. Distinguished contributions and services to the advancement of Chinese American librarianship will receive special consideration from the Award Committee. This Award is one of the highest recognition given by the Association. No individual can receive the Award more than once. Candidates will all be evaluated equally, regardless of age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or length of service to the library and information profession. Candidates must be current CALA members for at least three years.
This Award consists of a cash award of US$1,000.00 and a plaque. The Award recipient will be honored at the CALA Awards Banquet during the ALA Annual Conference. In years in which no suitable nominations are received, the award will not be made.
The Award recipient is encouraged to submit an original paper in English or in Chinese for publication in the joint NTNU/CALA Journal of Library and Information Science published by the National Taiwan Normal University. The paper shall be submitted to the Editor of theJournal and may address any important aspects of library issues.
Nomination packages must be submitted in English and in electronic format and must include:
1. A formal nomination letter from the nominator or self-nominator.
2. 3 - 5 supporting letters.
3. Candidate's curriculum vitae.
4. Samples of publications (no more than 5).
5. List of relevant awards and honors received.
6. Other supporting documentations.
for the submission of completenomination packages for the 2016 Award will be Thursday, March 31,
. The complete package shall be sent via email in electronic format (including all attachments) to the Chair, Sally C. Tseng at the email address:firstname.lastname@example.org
for distribution to Committee members.
The drafted Guidelines, dated Feb. 3, 2012, currently posted on the CALA Web contain some incorrect information. Until the Guidelines are replaced by the CALA Webmaster, please follow the Guidelines and Criteria that are published in this formal announcement. Thank you.
2015-2016 CALA Outstanding Library Leadership Award in Memory of Dr. Margaret Chang Fung Committee
Appendix: Brief Introduction of Dr. Margaret Chang Fung, 1934-2010
Dr. Margaret Chang Fung was a Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) life member and a CALA Distinguished Services Award recipient. She was born in China, attended universities in Hong Kong and Taiwan, and did graduate studies in the United States for her Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from Indiana University. Throughout her illustrious professional career in the United States, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, Dr. Fungserved as a Chinese studies promoter, a visionary university library director, a highly respected library and information science professor, a widely published scholar, a pioneer in Chinese library automation, a skillful government official in civil service examinations and personnel administration, a leader in the women’s rights movements, and an active advocator in international library cooperation. In her role as the President of the Library Association of R.O.C. (Taiwan), Dr. Fung was instrumental in the draft and passage of the Library Law in Taiwan. Dr. Fung has published numerous works, including more than 90 articles, and such books of solid scholarship as Library and Information (1979),A Primer of Library Automation (1981), On Library and Information Science (1982), Guide to Information Science (1984), Reflections on Civil Service System Library/Information Science (1996), and Collected Works of Margaret Chang Fung (2004). Dr. Fung’s substantial scholarship, achievements, contributions, leadership and dedication to the library profession are highly admirable and of lasting value. She is an exemplary role model for librarians in general, and Chinese American librarians in particular.
(There are many published biographies of Dr. Fung written in Chinese that were published in Taiwan. The two representative ones are:
汪雁秋. “祝賀七十 -- 賀張鼎鍾教授七秩榮慶. ”《跨越數位時代的資訊服務 -- 張鼎鍾教授七秩榮慶論文集》（台北：文華圖書館管理，2004). pp. 7-13.
陳友民. “圖資考銓一女傑 -- 張鼎鍾教授傳略. ”《跨越數位時代的資訊服務 -- 張鼎鍾教授七秩榮慶論文集》（台北：文華圖書館管理，2004). pp. 419-428.）