|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||Contact: Y. Diana Wu
The Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) is pleased to announce the 2004 CALA's Huang Tso-ping and Wu Yao-yu Scholarship. Established in 2002, CALA's Huang Tso-ping and Wu Yao-yu Scholarship awards US$200 each year to a Library School student of Chinese heritage who is currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited master's or doctoral program of Library and Information Science in an institution of higher learning in the United States.
The Scholarship is designed to encourage outstanding Library School students of Chinese heritage in the United States. The application deadline is April 15, 2004. The award recipient will be announced in May, 2004, and the award will be presented at the CALA Annual Award Banquet during the 2004 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.
CALA was founded in 1973. It has now six regional chapters and is a vital affiliate organization of the American Library Association. 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).
The Memorial fund was created to honor both Mr. Huang Tso-ping and Prof. Wu Yao-yu. Mr. Huang was a pioneer in Chinese librarianship and had a career in the publishing trade. Prof. Wu dedicated her life to teaching and writing about classical Chinese literature. The fund is apportioned annually for a period of ten years.
For more information about the Scholarship and the application, please visit the CALA's website or contact Sally Tseng or Y. Diana Wu. Please send the completed application package to either of the following addresses:
CALA Executive Director
49 Gillman St.
Irvine, CA 92612
Y. Diana Wu
CALA Scholarship Committee
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0028