Call for Nomination for 2013 CALA Best Book Award

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  Call for Nomination for 2013 CALA Best Book Award

The CALA (Chinese American Librarians Association) Best Book Award Committee (BBAC) would like to invite you to recommend books for the CALA 2013 Best Book Award. The goal of the Award is to promote awareness of the best books on Chinese topics or literature written in English or Chinese by authors of Chinese descent, and published originally in the North America. Winners of the Award will be announced during the CALA annual conference.

The committee members will select the books in the categories of “Academic Books”,  “Fiction”, “Nonfiction”, “Juvenile and Children's Books”. Each category of the Award consists of an award certificate and will be presented at the CALA’s Annual Award Banquet on June 29, 2014. The list of winners will be posted on CALA website, and a press release will be sent to various print or online media.

 

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2013 Annual Best Book Award Guidelines

Goal
The goal of the CALA Annual Best Book Award is to promote awareness of the best books of Chinese topics or literature written by authors of Chinese descent, in English or Chinese language, that are originally published in North America. Winners of the Award will be announced by CALA during the ALA annual conference.

Award
Each category of the Award consists of an award certificate and will be presented at the CALA Annual Award Banquet. A press release will be sent to various print and online media. Honorable mentions may also be named in addition to the winning ones. If no eligible books are found to meet the selection criteria, no awards will be given.

Eligible Works

o   Works eligible must have premier publication during the calendar year of 2013 from January 1 to December 31, and must be published for general commercial release by a publishing house, trade or small press/publisher located in North America.

o   Nominations must be submitted to the Committee using the Best Book Award Nomination Form (http://cala-web.org/node/302) by April 18, 2014.

o   Works must be related to Chinese culture heritage or deal with subjects about China, written by authors of Chinese descent.

o   Works must be in Chinese or English. This requirement does not limit the use of words or phrases in another language where appropriate in context. Translations of original works may be considered.

o   Works that have previously won other prizes or recognition are also eligible.

Ineligible Works

o   Anthologies containing the work of more than one author.

o   Reprints of books originally published prior to the current award year.

o   Self-published works.

Entry and Submission of Works

o   Entries may be submitted by an author, publisher, agent, publicist or any individual.

o   Nominations must be submitted to the Committee using the Best Book Award Nomination Form (http://cala-web.org/node/302) by April 18, 2014.

o   An email address should be provided with each entry. 

o   Upon receipt of the entry, the Award Committee will notify the submitter to acknowledge the receipt of the submission via email. The Award Committee is not responsible for lost submissions.

o   An author, publisher, publicist, agent or individual may submit more than one entry per author, but not more than one entry per book.

o   It is encouraged to mail books of entry to the Best Book Award Committee, with maximum of five copies, one copy each to committee members.  All books must be received by Apr. 18, 2014.

o   Please label on the envelope "CALA Best Book Award" when mailing book(s).

If you cannot mail the book, please note it in the nomination form.

Mailing addresses:

Jiaxun Wu

1100 E. 57th St

Rm. 520C

Univ. of Chicago Library

Chicago, IL 60637

 

Kuei Chiu

Rivera Library

University of California

Riverside, CA 92517-5900

 

Lina Ding  ‎

Borough Park Library

1265 43rd Street

Brooklyn NY 11219

 

Haiying Qian

Missouri Digital Heritage

Missouri State Library

600 W. Main St.

Jefferson City, MO 65101

 

Wenxian Zhang

Rollins College Box 2768

1000 Holt Avenue

Winter Park, FL 32789

 

2013/2014 Best Book Award Committee

Jiaxun Wu (co-chair) jiaxun@uchicago.edu
Kuei Chiu (co-chair) kuei.chiu@ucr.edu
Lina Ding  ‎l.ding@brooklynpubliclibrary.org

Haiying Qian haiying.qian@sos.mo.gov

Wenxian Zhang wzhang@rollins.edu