CALA Newsletter

Member Roster:  Priscilla Yu, newsletter editor

Sai Deng,
newsletter editor

Is this an interim or
annual report? 
Interim report

List significant
activities the committee has done since the last report:

The Committee made two calls, one in September and one in
October 2010, to members to submit news of their activities and achievements
during the past year for the Fall issue of the Newsletter.  The Committee stressed repeatedly that if
Committee and other groups want their reports included, please e-mail the
editors.  We would always do our best to
accommodate as many as we could, provided the submission was turned in on

We worked hard to collect and encourage members to submit
photos with their activities.  Priscilla
Yu, personally, went to interview Professor Zhu Qiang, Director of Peking
University, while she visited Beijing.  Professor Zhu Qiang graciously consented to
the interview as he had high regard for CALA and knew the importance of Chinese
American librarians furthering exchange with Chinese librarians.

The newsletter was divided into ten sections:  Greetings; Announcements; Events;
Profiles/Interviews; Awards/Achievements/ Publications;
Conferences/Seminars/Outreach; Board Meeting; Committee Reports; Chapter
Reports; Task Forces Report.

Sai was responsible for laying out and creating an artistic
design newsletter.  This was accomplished
through the use of Microsoft Office Publisher 2007 and saved as a .pub
file.  A PDF copy was also saved for wide
web distribution.  Priscilla went
through, sifted, organized, and edited the many articles and news items
submitted.  These were saved in a Word
file, to be organized into categories and sent to Deng for layout design.  After the first draft was completed, Priscilla
proofread it for changes or revisions before sending it out to CALA Listserv.

Yu is primarily responsible for content editing and Deng is
mainly responsible for layout design.

List committee
recommendations, if any, to the Board:

Continue to encourage members to enclose photos with news

Submitted by:

Priscilla Yu and Sai Deng, co-editors