Dajin Sun

Team Leader, Metadata and
Catalog Management
Memorial Library



MS in Library and Information Sciences, University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

MA in Applied Linguistics, Graduate School of Chinese
Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

BA in English Language and Literature, Shanxi
University, Taiyuan, China


As a lifetime member of CALA, has served on the CALA Board for the past three years and
is currently co-chair of the CALA
Conference Travel Grant Committee
and a member of the CALA Publications Committee.
In summer 2007, joined in a CALA delegation and spoke on several topics at the CALA 21st Century Librarian Seminar at
the Shanxi Agricultural University in China. Earlier, chaired the CALA Scholarship Committee from 2001 to
2002 and has since worked with many CALA leaders and members on a wide range of
issues and in different roles.

Professional Activities:

a seasoned ALA and ALCTS member, chaired the Education Committee of the ALA ALCTS Serials Section in 2003-2004; served
on the Program of Cooperative Cataloging
Standing Committee on Standards
in 2000-2003; and selected and completed
the yearlong Leadership and Career
Development Program of the Association of Research Libraries
in 1999-2000.
Additionally, worked as a certified trainer of the national Serials Cooperative Cataloging Training
(SCCTP) sponsored by LC and CONSER and taught different cataloging
courses in the United States for many years. Other professional activities
include 17 years of active service on the Editorial
Board of Cataloging & Classification Quarterly
, and several published articles
and books in different subject areas, ranging from cataloging education and
practices to the history of contemporary China. His most recent book is Education for Library Cataloging:
International Perspectives
published by the Haworth Press in 2006.

Election Statement:

a current member of the CALA Board and a lifetime member of CALA, I have participated
in many exciting developments of CALA over years and would like to contribute
continuously to the grow and vitality of our organization by participating in
its decision making process and contributing to its development  and impact in the 21st century. Working
directly and constructively with the Board of Directors will give me the optimal
opportunity to help build a bright future for CALA, and I will work tirelessly
with CALA leaders and members to promote the further growth and impact of CALA as
a strong organization in the years ahead by utilizing my seasoned professional
experience and knowledge.