Call for Presenters - CALA 21st Century Librarian Seminar Series (2014) [due by 11/15/2013]

Dear CALA members:

The CALA International Relations Committee is pleased to announce a new event in the CALA 21st Century Librarian Seminar Series: Seminar in Kunming, China, July 9-11, 2014, to be held at The Yunnan University of Finance and Economics (YUFE; 云南财经大学).  The sponsors for this coming event are: Yunnan Academic Library Committee and the Chinese American Librarians Association.

The theme of this seminar is “The New Trends, New Services, and the New Value”. Sub-themes include “Library integration and sharing; Application of new technologies in the library; Library innovation and development” and etc.

According to the agreement with Yunnan Academic Library Committee, CALA is sending a team of 5 experienced speakers, including a guest speaker from library associations such as ALA or ACRL, and a representative of CALA.


Qualification of speakers:

  • An ALA-accredited MLS degree or its equivalent is required;
  • Must be a CALA member;
  • Must have at least 6 years of post MLS professional working experience in a field of library services in the U.S. and presentation skills;
  • Must have experience in choosing presentation topics and be responsible for the quality of the assigned training topics;
  • Must agree to prepare and deliver quality PowerPoint presentations in Chinese and English;
  • Must be willing to work with the team and to follow the direction of the team leader;
  • Must be responsible for his/her own international travel expenses.



  • Speaker may bring one relative traveling to Kunming together;
  • Speakers and their relative will have their travel expenses after arriving in Kunming covered by Yunnan University of Finance and Economics, including lodging, meals, and local transportation during the seminar period;
  • Speakers and their relative will each receive 2,000 (Chinese Yuan) allowance from Yunnan University of Finance and Economics;
  • Opportunity presenting and exchanging ideas with other librarians and visiting local libraries;
  • Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings.


To apply:

Please download and complete the application form and send it as an attachment to both, and

The deadline for application is Nov. 15th, 2013. The selection results will be announced on Dec. 1st, 2013.


CALA International Relations Committee

Shuyong Jiang (co-chair)

Guoqing Li (co-chair)

Qinghua Xu

Fei Xue

Jane Wu

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