Southeast Chapter Report

Prepared by
Hanrong Wang
President of Southeast Chapter
December 16, 2008

Hanrong Wang, President
Lili Li, Vice President
Li Zhang, Treasure
Ying Zhang, Membership Officer

Below is a report which summarizes Southeast Chapter activities from 2007-2008.
1)    Membership
There are thirty-six current members in Southeast Chapter, including nine new members, and nine life members. Dr. Hwa-Wei Li transferred his membership to SE Chapter according to his recent relocation.

2)    Annual Activity
Primary discussions were held between officers on SE Chapter’s Annual Conference.  A survey will be sent to members in order to decide further details of the conference.

3)    Other Related Activities
a) Members working hard to strengthen the relationship & communication between CALA and China:

b) Members working hard in their professional areas including presentations, publications, and broadcasting CALA.  These include but not limited to:

Dr. Chih Wang was selected and included in Who's Who in America, 2009, for which his name was placed on the headline of the online World Journal, 081308  (A briefing was sent to CALA Newsletter for Fall, 2008). He is also admitted to Chinese-American Academic and Professional Association in Southeastern United States and participated in its 32nd Annual Conference held in Atlanta, GA on July 25-27, 2008. He also wrote and put out several Chinese essays:
"Kuam's Andrew Wang."  Part 1.  Atlanta Chinese News. November 14, 2008.  A8. (“觀島王科長” A.  美國僑治亞州:《亞特蘭大新 聞》 二00八年十一月十四日,A8。 14/ATL_P08.pdf)

"Kuam's Andrew Wang."  Part 2.  Atlanta Chinese News.  November 21, 2008.  A8. (“觀島王科長。” B. 美國僑治亞州:《亞特蘭大新聞》 二00八年十一月二十一日,A8。 )

"Review of The Philosophy of Lao Chang by Lao She."  Atlanta Chinese News.  October 24, 2008,  A8. (“簡介老舍著《老張的哲學》” 美國僑治亞州:《亞 特蘭大新聞》 二00八年十月二十四日,A8。 24/ATL_P08.pdf)

"Mom Yang Has Gone!--An Essay In memory of Mrs. Yang."  Atlanta Chinese News.  August 15, 2008.  A8 (“麗伯母走了!” 美國僑治亞州:《亞特蘭大新聞》 二00八年八月十五日,A8。 )

"Noise on Green Cards."  Atlanta Chinese News.  July 11, 2008.  A8. (“綠卡、綠卡” 美國僑治亞州:《亞特蘭大新聞》 二00八年七月十一日,A8。 )

"Mom Sun Always in Our Memory."  New Song Journal. 70 (May 2008).  23-24. (“住在耶和華的殿中,永遠到永遠 -- 點點滴滴懷念孫奶 奶。” 美國僑州亞城華人基督教會: 《新歌》70 (二00八年五月,) 23-24。)

"The Tale of Genji:  Reading and Excerpt."  Atlanta Chinese News.  November 16, 2007.  C2; November 23, 2007.  A9. ( “紫式部著《源氏物語》英譯本簡介” 美國僑治亞州: 《亞特蘭大新聞》 二00七年十一月十六日,C2;二00 七年十一月二十三日,A9。)

Dr. Shali Zhang, as a principal investigator and project director with the University Libraries and the Department of Library and Information Studies at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, received a federal grant of $862,000 from the IMLS Laura Bush 21st century Librarian Program. The grant fund will help recruit twelve ethnic minority students into a two-year masters degree at the library and information science program at UNCG ( She also
presented a lecture at the Chinese Librarians Summer Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, “Collection Management and Challenges at U.S. University Libraries.” In September 2008, Dr. Zhang presented a paper at the Third Reforma National Conference in El Paso, Texas, “Equal Higher Educational Opportunity for All: a Survey on State Legislature Actions for Undocumented Students.”  She
contributed a paper to the 2008 Annual Conference of the Library Society of China held in Chongqing, China, “Recruiting Content for Institutional Repositories: A Case at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.”  The paper received the first Prize Award from the conference ( 10/EnableSite_ReadNews1120725861225209600.html). She gave a presentation at the 2008 Annual Conference of the Library Society of China held in Chongqing, China, “CALA Volunteering Projects,” on behalf of CALA. Dr. Zhang represented CALA to participate in the 2008 Annual Conference of the Library Society of China held in Chongqing, China (

Mr. Lili Li, has recently published a new book "Emerging Technologies for Academic Libraries in the Digital Age" (Chandos Publishing (Oxford) Ltd, 2008). On October 22, 2008, Mr. Li presented a paper entitled "Evolving Library Information Services in the Digital Age" at the 4th Shanghai International Library Forum 2008 (SILF 2008).

Professor Hanrong Wang & Carley Suther. “Modern Distance Education in China: Developments, Challenges &  Trends” in Education in China: 21st Century Issues and Challenges, NOVA Publication, 2008.