MEMBER ROSTER: Esther Lee, Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lili Li, lilili@GeorgiaSouthern.edu
Wenwen Zhang, email@example.com
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:
Dr. Judy Chu, Congresswoman living in Monterey
Dr. Camila Alire, Ex President (2009-2010),
American Library Association
Mr. Will Manley, Columnist of the monthly Will's World in American Libraries
Ms. Gen-Sheng Tang, Secretary General of the
Library Society of China
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
Ms. Jean Quan, Mayor of Oakland
Ms. Roberta Stevens, Past President (2010-2011),
American Library Association.
Mr. Tom Galante, CEO, Queens Library
Ms. Yiyun Li, author of Gold Boy, Emerald Girl and Professor at the University of California at Davis.
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
The program will take place in Anaheim on Sunday, June 24, 2012, 1:30 p.m. -
Meantime, Committee members will try to contact the first five potential
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:
Esther Lee, Chair, 2012 Program Committee