|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||Contact: Dajin Sun
The Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) is pleased to announce the availability of the C. C. Seetoo/CALA Conference Travel Scholarship for the year 2002. As a joint effort between Mr. Seetoo and CALA, the Scholarship awards an amount of US$500 each year to a library school student for his or her attendance of the CALA program at an annual ALA conference. Designed to provide an opportunity for networking and being mentored at the ALA conference, the award is eligible to all students of Chinese heritage who are currently enrolled in ALA-accredited master's or doctoral programs of library and information science in the higher education institutions in North America. The application deadline is April 15, 2002. The decision on the award recipient will be announced by May 15, 2002 and the award will be presented at a ceremony during the ALA annual conference in Atlanta.
Founded in 1973, the Chinese American Librarians Association is affiliated with the American Library Association and includes six regional chapters. In addition to sponsoring 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.
Born in Shanghai in 1916, Mr. C. C. Seetoo graduated from Shanghai University in 1939 and moved to Taiwan in 1946. A successful entrepreneur in the export business, Mr. Seetoo has traveled all over the world and made numerous friends and valuable contacts along the way. He recognizes and values the benefits of networking for people striving to become successful in the field of librarianship, and wishes to provide such an opportunity for current students of library and information science by co-sponsoring this Travel Scholarship.
For more information about the application and the Scholarship, please visit the CALA's web site at http://www.cala-web.org or contact Dajin Sun, Chair of the CALA Scholarship Committee at the following address:
Sterling Memorial Library
P.O. Box 208240
New Haven, CT 06520-8240
Phone: (203) 432-1706
Fax: (203) 432-7231