DATE: June 1, 2009
Li: Vice President
Zhang: Membership Officer
IS THIS AN Interim or annual REPORT? __ Interim _X_Annual
LIST SIGNIFICANT ACTIVITIES THE COMMITTEE HAS DONE SINCE LAST REPORT:
new officer group is formed according to nomination, election process. The new
Li: President, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tong: Vice President, (email@example.com)
Zhou: Treasurer, (firstname.lastname@example.org),
Officer: Yingqi Tang, (email@example.com)
are forty current members in Southeast Chapter, including eleven new members
(28% increase), and nine life members.
Chapter's Annual Conference was held on April 17, 2009 in conjunction with "The
BIGGER (Bibliographic Instruction Group for Georgia's Eastern Region)
Conference" of Georgia Southern University. There are about 40 librarians and
other professionals attended this conference. Two CALA Southeast Chapter
members: Bob Fernekes and LiLi Li, attended this conference.
Members working hard to strengthen the relationship & communication between
CALA and China.
Many thanks to Dr. Chih Wang, Professor Lili Li and Professor Hanrong Wang, Jacksonville State
University in Alabama was selected to host two Chinese
library directors in July 14-18, 2009 as part of "Think Globally Act Globally"
U.S.-China Librarian Collaboration Project.
Chapter members served on CALA committees:
Jin (Co-Chair): Best Book Award Committee
Wang: Constitution and Bylaw Committee
Zhang: Sally C. Tseng Professional Development Grant Committee & Conference
Travel Grant Ad Hoc
Sun: Awards Committee
Tong: Membership Committee, Nominating Committee
Fan: Annual Conference Program Planning Committee
Hershoff: Publications Committee
Members working hard in their professional areas including presentations,
publications, and broadcasting CALA.
These include but not limited to:
- Professor 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,
- Dr. Shali Zhang 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 (http://www.uncg.edu/ure/news/stories/2008/jun/imls062608.htm).
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
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 (http://www.lsc.org.cn/CN/News/2008-10/EnableSite_ReadNews1120725731225209600.html).
- 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&2 . Atlanta Chinese News. November 14 & 21, 2008. A8. ("觀島王科長。" A. 美國僑治亞州： 《亞特蘭大新 聞》.
"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。
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。 )
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