CALA Sponsors Two Emerging Leaders

Dear CALA Members,
Please join us in congratulating Raymond Pun and Samuel Suber on being accepted as ALA EMERGING LEADERS 2014.
CALA is sponsoring with $1,000 to each awardee. Ray and Sam will be attending both the 2014 Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as well as the 2014 Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.  They have already started thinking and proposing their projects. For their statement, please see below.

Once again, congratulations on Ray and Sam. We are looking forward to their contributions and success.


CALA 2013 Leadership Team


CALA Sponsors Two Emerging Leaders


Raymond Pun

I am very honored to have been selected for the EL program and to be sponsored by CALA for 2014. applied for the EL program because I wanted to learn more about networking with other ALA members interested in building and maintaining leadership skills.
In my EL project, I hope to work and build on social media outreach for an association. This skill and interest may benefit my current position working in New York University Shanghai Library because it is part of my responsibility to connect and engage with our patrons through social media networks: introducing students and faculty to new services, programs or collections through social media.
I hope my EL experience will strengthen my own professional goals; I also hope to use my EL experience to help build and maintain CALA's own social media platforms to engage with our members.

Suber, Samuel D. 

I applied for the Emerging Leaders program because I wanted to get involved with ALA and its affiliates. I am passionate about libraries and librarians and this seemed like a great opportunity.

When I applied for the program, I highlighted my work at the Montana State Library and with the Montana Library Association Academic and Special Library Division as evidence of my leadership skills. I was also highly involved in the Special Library Association of my graduate program at the University of Illinois.  I am honored by CALA’s sponsorship to the Emerging Leaders program because I firmly believe in the merits and goals of CALA and ALA.
As an Emerging Leader participant, I hope to gain better communication skills to lead, to understand the organizational behavior of CALA and ALA, and to tackle project management. I will bring my initiative, my leadership skills, and my enthusiasm to CALA and ALA by working on committees and interest groups. I hope to promote the CALA’s goals of advancing excellence, diversity and equality of library services.  In addition, I want to acquire skills to promote collaborative programs with libraries in China and worldwide. In this process, I hope to advance communication and cooperation among diverse communities.