Liu, Hongyu Li, Lo Leo, Yanjuan Zhu, Zao Liu, Lorna Tang
Chou, Xue-Ming Bao, Priscilla Yu, Sai
Deng, Elaine Dong, Songqian Lu
Is this an
interim or annual report?: Interim report
activities the committee has done since last report:
Committee Charges (1) Appoints CALA OPS Editorial Board
members (assistant editors) recommended by the CALA OPS Editor.
David Hickey will finish his term as member of the CALA
OPS Editorial Board in June, 2010. The OPS editor in chief has suggested that
David serve another term on the OPS Editorial Board. The committee conducted an
online discussion and vote. All members except two participated in the
discussion and agreed with the recommendation that David Hickey serve another
term as assistant OPS editor. The recommendation will be made to the Board at
the Midwinter 2010.
Committee Charges (2) initiates and implements projects
and programs related to CALA's publications; (3)advise the CALA Board on issues
related to CALA's publications; (4) continue the project, "Spotlight on CALA
Members"; (5) review the new CALA Web site and make recommendations for
improvements to the Web Committee.
The committee carefully reviewed the CALA publications
and other information available on the CALA Website. The members have come up
with many constructive ideas and suggestions. (See List of committee
Recommendations to the Board)
The OPS Editor in chief made two major efforts to reach
out for paper submission. One is a call for paper through CALA listserv in
early September, 2009. The other is to send individual email messages to the
presenters of a CALA seminar series soliciting manuscripts for the OPS.
The OPS Editorial Board has received a manuscript
submission. The paper is currently being reviewed and is expected to be
published in the next issue of the OPS.
recommendations, if any, to the Board:
1. Projects to promote the existing CALA publications
2. Projects to develop new programs and publications
for improvements to the CALA Website
Current problem: only gives a list of Websites of some
public libraries and one university library, except the Mid-America Chinese
Resources Guide, South Florida Chinatown, Overseas Chinese News, The Chinese
Association of Science, Economics & Culture of South Florida, and the San
Jose Public Library Chinese resources.
The first two categories are by state, California and
Florida, while the third and the fourth are by regions, Midwest and Northeast.
For consistency, we could make a list of Chinese resources by state or by
region. Resources from other regions could be added, such as Southeast.
"Gain more exposure for CALA by
marketing our publications to communities outside of our own Chinese American
librarian community. For example, we could write about how non Chinese American
librarians can participate in our activities and solicit articles from
non-Chinese American librarian perspectives."
Submitted by Hong Miao on behalf of the Publications