2002

2002 CALA Scholarship Awards

The Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the three 2002 CALA scholarships. Ms. Fei Yu has won the Sheila Suen Lai Scholarship of Library and Information Science, Ms. Su Yu the C.C. Seetoo/CALA Conference Travel Scholarship, and Ms. Beverly Anmay Ku the Huang Tso-ping and Wu Yao-yu Scholarship. All three recipients have a record of outstanding academic credentials and accomplishments, and have demonstrated strong potential for future leadership in the profession.

Fei Yu: recipient of the 2002 Sheila Suen Lai Scholarship of Library and Information Science

Holding a Master of Management degree and a B.A. in library science both from Wuhan University, China, she is currently a library and information science Ph.D. student at the University of Pittsburgh. An already established scholar, she has published largely on topics of library science and done researches in such broad areas as digital library, reference services, library human resources, information technology in East Asian libraries, and computer-assisted instruction for distance education. She has also received several awards including the 2000 Outstanding Graduate Student and the 1998 Academic Excellence Graduate Student of Wuhan University over the past years.

In addition, she has varied teaching experiences in China and has been gaining first-hand library service experience by working as a graduate assistant at the University Library System of the University of Pittsburgh. Thrilled by the prospect of the information profession, she will dedicate herself to library management, information communication for cultural diversity, and education of information professionals

Yu Su: recipient of the 2002 C.C. Seetoo/CALA Conference Travel Scholarship

She is presently a MLS degree student with the School of Information Resources and Library Science at the University of Arizona. While taking courses in the School of Information Resources and Library Science, she has worked as a student worker for the East Asian Collection of the University of Arizona and developed strong interest in library research. Her paper “Cultural Issues in Health Information Seeking” has been accepted by the ALA Fifth Annual Diversity Fair, and she will present her research findings at the upcoming ALA Annual Conference in Atlanta. She expects to meet CALA members and many other professionals at ALA and learn from their expertise and experiences.

Prior to studying at the University of Arizona, she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China and worked with a number of business corporations and the Xishuangbanna Library in China. She has received academic awards from both the University of Arizona and the University of International Business and Economics. For instance, the Graduate Tuition Scholarship of the University of Arizona and the Scholarship of “Three Merits Students” of the University of International Business and Economics. Besides her excellent academic pursuits, she has multiple talents in other fields--She won the special award in the fiddle division of the 2nd Beijing Student Art Festival in 1999 and received honorary award for her opera performance in Kunming in 1998.

Beverly Anmay Ku: recipient of the 2002 Huang Tso-ping and Wu Yao-yu Scholarship

She is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Information degree at the School of Information, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Prior to Michigan, she has obtained a MA in Social/Cultural Anthropology from the University of California, San Diego and a BA in Political Science and Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. A distinguished student and academic achiever, she received several academic honors and awards, including the reputable ALA Spectrum Initiative Scholarship, the Full Tuition General Scholarship from the University of Michigan, and the Public Library Association Travel Grant in March 2002. While she is pursuing her MSI degree, she has been also working in several places at the University of Michigan including the Museum of Anthropology, the Institute of Social Research, and the Government Documents Library. She has helped revamp and update the Museum's web site and prepared research reports on the use of international laws for a political science faculty member.

She has been a member of ALA and APALA (the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association). Her career goal is public librarianship and aspires to serve the broader society through library services and promote the presence of Asian professionals in the country.

An award ceremony will be held on June 16 at the CALA Annual Awards Banquet in Atlanta. Please take a moment to stop by and introduce yourself to these three CALA scholarship recipients and congratulate them on their academic achievements.