2016 CALA Scholarship Recipients

Dear CALA Members:

The Chinese American Librarians Association is pleased to announce recipients of its 2016 scholarships. These awards will be presented at the CALA Awards Banquet on Sunday, June 26 in conjunction with 2016 ALA Annual Convention to be held in Orlando.

CALA Scholarship of Library and Information Science ($1000)

Melody Tsz-Way Leung, a master student at the University of Washington, is awarded the CALA Scholarship of Library and Information Science. Leung, a first-year library school student, is very passionate about children services and would like to become a Children’s Librarian. Leung is a natural leader and self-motivator with great attitude. She is the author of the I-Youth Blog (https://iyouthuw.wordpress.com) and is excited in about carrying out her community engagement programs, for which she led a team of students in a photo document analysis project and recent Mexican Immigrant (New American) mothers.

The Lisa Zhao Scholarship ($500)

Yuan Li, a master student at the University of South Carolina, is awarded The Lisa Zhao Scholarship. Li, a second-year student, has demonstrated a strong interest in pursuing a library career through her volunteer work at the Richland Library system. She has spent more than 200 hours at Technical Department, Circulation Department and eReady Services. Li also participated in a research project on information seeking behavior, and submitted the findings for publication.

The Sheila Suen Lai Scholarship of Library and Information Science ($250)

Dayanqi Si, a master student at the University of Western Ontario, is awarded The Sheila Suen Lai Scholarship of Library and Information Science. Si, a first-year student, is very interested in both linguistics and library and information science. She hopes to become a librarian serving linguistics departments. Research interests of Si include searching analog games and its application to libraries, information behavior, morphology, syntax, case, reduplication, ton and Bantu languages. She has shared her expertise and knowledge through multiple publications.

CALA is pleased to provide support to these outstanding students in their professional education through these scholarships, open to full-time students of Chinese heritage currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited program of library and information science in North America.


2016 Huang Tso-Ping and Wu Yao-Yu Research and Scholarship Awards winners

Faculty member: Li Si ($400)

PhD student: Baiyang Li ($200)

MS student: Shaobo Liang ($200)

These winners are all currently working and studying at the School of Information Management, Wuhan University, China where they were highly recommended for these honors.


2016 CALA Scholarship Committee

Jennifer Zhao (Co-Chair)

Vincci Kwong (Co-Chair)

Huifen Chang

Yuet Tran

Lijun Xue

Sharon Yang

Suoling Zhu