21st Century Librarian Seminar Project Taskforce

DATE: June 15, 2009

MEMBER ROSTER: 

Haipeng Li (Chair) Haipeng.Li@oberlin.edu
Xudong Jin xdjin@owu.edu
Guoqing Li li.272@osu.edu
Lisa Zhao chzh@uic.edu
Shuyong Jiang shyjiang@illinois.edu
Sha Li Zhang slzhang@uncg.edu

IS THIS AN Interim or annual REPORT? __ Interim _X_Annual

LIST SIGNIFICANT ACTIVITIES THE COMMITTEE HAS DONE SINCE LAST REPORT:

Since the midwinter report in January, representatives from the Task Force have been working with the grant steering committee and the CALA International Relations Committee on recruiting CALA members to the grant project. We are pleased to report that there has been overwhelming response from CALA members who expressed willingness to participate in the project, particularly those from public libraries.

The Task Force has also focused on the discussion of the continuation of the seminar project to keep the momentum going as it has been very successful. While the grant project focuses on public libraries, we thought it would be good to focus the seminar project on academic libraries to provide opportunities to our members in academic environments.

We are pleased to report on the progress of the following events:

  1. Yunnan Higher Education Library Commission, Kunming
    An agreement with the Yunnan Higher Education Library Commission has been signed for a 6 year period with 3 seminars to be hosted at Yunnan Minority University, Yunnan Agricultural University, and Yunnan University of Finance every other year.
  2. National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei
    An agreement with the National Taiwan Normal University was signed to host the 2nd seminar project in Taiwan from August 10-14, 2009. CALA speakers have been selected: Min Chou (Team Leader), Dr. Tze-chung Li, and Diana Wu. Detailed planning is underway.
  3. Shanghai Donghua University, Shanghai
    An agreement with the Shanghai Donghua University has been signed to hold the seminar from November 18-20, 2009. The call for presenter will soon be issued to the CALA listserv.
  4. Shanxi University, Taiyuan
    Negotiation is underway with Shanxi University in Taiyuan, China. There have been some preliminary agreements on conducting the seminar in May of 2010. ALA President Camila Alire has indicated interest in participating. All still needs to be confirmed.

LIST COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS, IF ANY, TO THE BOARD:

None.