Sally C. Tseng's Professional Development Grant Committee

Member Roster:
Co-Chair:  Liana Zhou
Co-Chair:  Elaine Dong
Members:   Ying Xu
Pan Julin
Maria Fung

Ex-Officio:Sally C. Tseng

Is this an interim or annual report?: Annual report

List significant activities the committee has done since last report:

1. The Committee developed an action plan.

2. The Committee worked with the Handbook Committee and Constitution and Bylaws committee, submitted revised guidelines of the committee.

3. The Committee co-Chairs worked with Ms. Tseng to brainstorm and refine the action plan.

4. The Committee Chairs, along with Ms. Tseng, decided that the best way to implement the Board's decision (see board meeting summary below) would be to organize a seminar/seminars. Ms. Tseng, has diligently worked with several key library administrators in China to find the location/time/theme of such seminar. The library directors' responses to such seminars are very positive and encouraging.

5. The CALA Board in July 2010 approved the 2009-2010 Tseng Committee's recommendation --proposed and recommended by Sally Tseng, the founder and chief donor--that $4,000 which include funds raised in 2008 and 2010 for the Sally Tseng's grant and two annual grant amounts of the Sally Tseng's Grant, be used to support four to five recipients for the years of 2011 and 2012. The 2010-2011 Tseng Committee, in consultation with Sally Tseng, decided that the recipients for the Tseng's Grant proposals of 2011 and 2012 would form a team to conduct 2 to 3 seminars in selected libraries in China in 2012 or in 2013 after CALA signs agreements with co-sponsoring libraries.

6. Theme of the upcoming seminar: The feedback Ms. Tseng received from Chinese library directors was that they want seminars on Library Leadership and Management.  Therefore, Ms. Tseng suggested that we incorporate recovery of library collections from natural disasters to be part of the Library Leadership and Management seminars.

7. The Committee concludes that call for Tseng's grant proposal should take place in late 2011 or 2012 after negotiations with Chinese libraries are completed and agreements are signed. Ms. Tseng indicates that four to five grants may be given out so a series of training seminars can take place.

8. The recipients of the Tseng's Grants must possess expertise and experience on their topics to form a team to conduct 2 to 3 seminars in selected libraries in China in 2012.

9. The purpose/use of the grants is to subsidize travel expenses to China, and for preparing training materials.

List committee recommendations, if any, to the Board: