|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||Contact: Dajin Sun
Phone: (203) 432-1706
2002 Sheila Suen Lai Scholarship of Library and Information Science AnnouncementApplication Deadline: April 15, 2002
The Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) is pleased to announce the availability of the 2002 Sheila Suen Lai Scholarship of Library and Information Science. Established in 1989, the Sheila Suen Lai Scholarship of Library and Information Science awards a total of US$500 each year to a full-time student of Chinese heritage who is currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited master's or doctoral program of library and information Science at a higher education institution in North America. The Scholarship is designed to encourage the professional and leadership development in Chinese American librarianship. The application deadline is April 15, 2002. The decision of the award recipient will be announced by May 15, 2002 and the award presented by the Chinese American Librarians Association at a ceremony during the ALA annual conference in Atlanta.
The Chinese American Librarians Association was founded in 1973 and is a vital affiliate organization of the American Library Association with its six regional chapters. In addition to holding annual programs, CALA publishes its own Newsletter, Membership Directory, and the Journal of Library and Information Science in conjunction with the National Taiwan Normal University.
Ms. Sheila Suen Lai, the founder of the Scholarship, is a seasoned Reference Librarian at the California University at Sacramento and served as the Executive Director of CALA from 1992 to 1998. She champions the education of future professionals in the field of library and information science by providing this Scholarship and has delegated to CALA the full responsibility for selecting and awarding one qualified recipient every year.
For more information about the application and the Scholarship, please visit the CALA's website or contact Dajin Sun, Chair of the CALA Scholarship Committee at the following address:
Dajin Sun, Chair
CALA Scholarship Committee
Sterling Memorial Library
P.O. Box 208240
New Haven, CT 06520-8240
Phone: (203) 432-1706
Fax: (203) 432-7231