Date: 5 Jan. 2010
Miao Jin, Chair
Is this an
interim or annual report?: Interim report
activities the committee has done since last report:
The Committee discussed problems with the current
nomination and voting process for the best book award in December. Problems identified include:
process: Committee members have been recommending all books for each award
maybe encouraged to participating in the nomination process.
Recommendation should come from CALA members and other professionals in
not only come from the Committee itself.
process: the current practice is to ask
committee members review all nominated books and vote for the award books for
each category. It has been very
time-consuming for committee members to read all nominated books.
Committee will select up to five nominations in each category, and each
needs to been separately reviewed by a sub-committee or task force,
members are not necessary the Committee members.
voting can come from a group which includes Committee members,
executive board members, sub-committee/task force members, plus
and Chinese Studies libraries of major East Asian libraries for the Best
Book Award, or directors of public libraries of Chinese communities
for the Best
Popular Book Award.
3. Level of
award: APALA already has a book award that is similar to CALA. Should we repeat this effort? More discussion is needed to make the
recommendations, if any, to the Board: