CALA Newsletter

Date:  16 June 2009

Member Roster:  Priscilla Yu, newsletter editor

Sai Deng, newsletter editor

Is this an interim or annual report?:  Annual report

List significant activities the committee has done since last report:

The Committee made two calls, one in February and one in March 2009, for members to submit news of their activities and achievements during the past year for the Spring issue of the Newsletter.  We were surprised and pleased to receive a number of outstanding reports and articles on the achievements from our fellow CALA colleagues.  To further add color and interest to the newsletter, we requested that they send photos of their activities and accomplishments to us.  The coming issue (by June) is unique as it further shows the many talents of CALA members and their outstanding contribution to the Chinese Library profession.

The newsletter is divided into six sections:  Announcements, Achievements of CALA Members, CALA Board Meetings, CALA Interim Reports, Chapter Reports and Task Force Reports.  Prior to making this decision, we communicated with the CALA President and the Executive Director and concurred that Board Meeting records should be archived in the Newsletter as official records for CALA. In this issue we included not only the Board Meetings, but a few interim reports, chapter reports, and task force reports which we deemed of significant interest and value.

The news items were categorized, edited and entered electronically.  These were laid out with Microsoft Office Publisher 2007 and saved as a .pub file.  A PDF copy was also saved for wide web distribution.  The Editorial Team is comprised of two members: Yu is mainly responsible for content editing and Deng is mainly responsible for layout design.

List committee recommendations, if any, to the Board:

  1. For members who contribute news items, to encourage them to enclose photos
  2. whenever possible.
  3. Select one or two volunteers from the conference attendees who will be responsible for taking pictures of important CALA events and meetings.

Priscilla Yu and Sai Deng, co-editors