2018 CALA Annual Conference Poster Session

2018 CALA Annual Conference Poster Session

Showcase of Your Achievements

The Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) will host a poster session during its 2018 annual conference. The goal of the poster session is for its members to showcase, discuss and share achievements in research, work in progress, best practices, innovative services, and community development in an informal scholarly setting.

The 2018 CALA Annual Conference Poster Session will be held:

June 24, Sunday, 3:15 – 4:15pm

Uptown 2 &3, Le Méridien Hotel

New Orleans, LA

The accepted poster presentations will be arranged under five categories: Instruction and User Services, Assessment and Evaluation, Library Research, Outreach, Connecting and Communication, and Infrastructure.

All posters will be deposited to the CALA Academic Resources & Repository System (CALASYS) under the 2018 CALA Annual Conference collection: http://ir.cala-web.org/collections/show/94.


Instruction and User Services

Keeping It Interesting: Application of Instructional Technologies to Enhance the Engagement of Generation Y Students in Library Instruction Classroom Activities

Liya Deng, Social Sciences Librarian, Eastern Washington University

If You Build It, They will Use It: Creating Effective Course-level Library Guides

Hanrong Wang, Professor, Law/Technology Librarian, Jacksonville State University

VoiceThread: Utilization of Technology for Library Instruction

Yingqi Tang, Distance Education/Electronic Resources Manager, Houston Cole Library, Jacksonville State University

Student Success, a Library Case in Supporting Student Success

Hong Wu, Director of Library and Information Services, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College

How You Serve Them? A Conversation between Chinese Students, Librarians, and Virtual Reference Services

Xiaojie Duan, Catalog Librarian & Assistant Professor, University of Southern Mississippi Libraries

Reflections in Teaching a LIS Course in the Changing World of Libraries

Suzhen Chen, Chinese Language Cataloging/Metadata Librarian, University of Hawaii at Manoa; Margaret Joyce, Hawaiian Materials Cataloging/Metadata Librarian, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Transforming Chinese Libraries through Innovative User-Centered Services

Lian Ruan, Head Librarian, Illinois Fire Service Institute; Xingye Du, Managing Editor, National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.R. China.


Assessment and Evaluation

Assess and Improve: A Case Study at Georgia Southern University Library

Clement Chu Sing LAU, Associate Dean of Libraries &  Director of Zach S. Henderson Library, Georgia Southern University

Study on User Satisfaction in University Libraries Based on SEM --Take Changzhou University as an Example

Mi Yan, Lecturer, Changzhou University

Library Research

Problems of JCR categories: Information Science & Library Science

Wang-Ching Shaw, Chief Librarian and Associate Research Fellow, National Academy for Educational Research, Library, Taipei

Evaluating the Consistency and Quality of Search Strategies and Methodology in Cochrane Urology Group Systematic Reviews

Clara Y. Tran, Science Librarian, Stony Brook University; Jennifer A. Lyon, Carrie Price, Jamie Saragossi

Applying Statistical Methods to the Library Data Analysis

Yongming Wang, Systems Librarian, The College of New Jersey; Jia Mi, Electronic Resources/Serials Librarian, The College of New Jersey

Outreach, Connecting and Communication

Building a Tag Library for the CALA’s Social Media Channels

The CALA Social Media Group

The Library Association’s Role in Creating and Promoting the International Relations: a Case Study of CALA

Yuan Li, Scholarly Communications Librarian, Princeton University



If We Build It, They will Come: Improving the CALA’s Institutional Repository

The CALA Academic Resources & Repository System (CALASYS) Group

How to Keep Sustainable Development of Central-Branch Library System from its Beginning in China——Take Tianjin as an Example

Xue Xiao, Associate Professor, Nankai University

You may also refer to the attached document for poster abstracts.


A few important reminders for the presenters:


-  There may or may not be poster boards in the conference room. Please bring with you thumb pins or duck tapes to put up your poster on the wall (when needed);


-  Please submit your digital copy (PDF file) to the Committee by June 15 to be deposited into the CALA Academic Resources & Repository System (CALASYS). In your email, please also include 5 to 10 keywords.


-  The poster size is limited to 42 inches by 42 inches maximum. Smaller sizes are accepted.


Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the CALA Annual Poster Session!


2018 CALA Conference Program Committee

Ying Zhang, Chair, CALA Vice President/President Elect

Poster Session Subcommittee

Sai Deng

Jiaxun Wu