2012 Conference Program Committee

MEMBER ROSTER:    Esther Lee, Chair, eyw888lee@gmail.com

Maria
Fung, m.fung@brooklynpubliclibrary.org

Vincci
Kwong, vkwong@iusb.edu

Lili Li, lilili@GeorgiaSouthern.edu

Xiaoli
Li, xlli@lib.ucdavis.edu

Wenwen Zhang, wzhang@gw.colapl.org

Cathy
Yang, cyan@loc.gov

IS THIS AN INTERIM OR ANNUAL REPORT?
_x_ Interim __Annual

LIST SIGNIFICANT ACTIVITIES THE
COMMITTEE HAS DONE SINCE LAST REPORT:

Since the last CALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. in July 2010, the
2012 Program Committee members have communicated by e-mail or telephone
calls.  We have brainstorming sessions on
program planning and the possibilities of inviting five speakers for the event.
Names were suggested; some were so celebrated that they may charge huge fees (e.g.,
Amy Tan or Maxine Hong Kingston are probably beyond our reach), but others may like
to give presentations gratis (just what we are looking for).  We'll continue our search for more
substantial information regarding such possible candidates as:

1       
Dr. Judy Chu, Congresswoman living in Monterey
Park

2       
Dr. Camila Alire, Ex President (2009-2010),
American Library Association

3       
Mr. Will Manley, Columnist of the monthly Will's World in American Libraries

4       
Ms. Gen-Sheng Tang, Secretary General of the
Library Society of China

5       
Dr. Sha Li Shang, Assistant Dean for Collections
and Technical Services, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and
recipient of approximately 2 million dollars from the Institute of Museum and
Library Services Grant, for recruiting students from underserved communities to
her Library School (2008-2013).

If the stars of the above are unavailable, below are some of our other
choices:

1       
Ms. Jean Quan, Mayor of Oakland

2       
Ms. Roberta Stevens, Past President (2010-2011),
American Library Association.

3       
Mr. Tom Galante, CEO, Queens Library

4       
Ms. Yiyun Li, author of Gold Boy, Emerald Girl and Professor at the University of  California at Davis.

5       
Ms. Lingyao Wu, author of American Kids, Chinese Mothers and a humorous speaker.

The theme of the 2012 program is tentatively library advocacy, diversity,
and outreach.  We hope our speakers will enlighten
us with highlights of their lives, their favorite libraries and books, and
their secrets in overcoming hurdles or in accomplishing their goals or
projects.

The program will take place in Anaheim on Sunday, June 24, 2012, 1:30 p.m. -
3:30 p.m. 

Meantime, Committee members will try to contact the first five potential
speakers.

By the end of April 2011 we'll send out invitations to prospective speakers.

Before the end of April 2012, all speakers will be confirmed, and details of
the program will be worked out with our Executive Director and Committee
members, especially in regards to room location, equipment, publicity, display
table, and program flyer distribution.

LIST COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS, IF
ANY, TO THE BOARD:

None

 

Respectfully submitted,

Esther Lee, Chair, 2012 Program Committee
11/30/2010