Publications Committee

Name of the
Committee: Publications Committee

Roster  (Please list Chair as the first

Raymond Wang & Ying Xu (co-chairs)

Zao Liu, Joy Wang, Dajin Sun, Nonie Xue

Is this an
interim or annual report?:
Annual report

List significant
activities the committee has done since last report:

The Spotlight on CALA Members program was initiated by
the Publications Committee in 2007-2008. Since its inception, two distinguished
CALA members, Dr. Mengxiong Liu and Dr. Shali Zhang, have been featured in its
May 2008 and June 2010 issues respectively. The co-chairs of the present committee,
after consultation with Haipeng Li, Executive Director, and Zhijia Shen,
current President, agreed that it is important for the committee to develop a
set of guidelines in order for the program to run consistently and
successfully. The Committee has thus drafted the following guidelines for the
Board’s consideration and approval.

List committee
recommendations, if any, to the Board:

  1. To publicize the contributions of the distinguished
    CALA members to the larger community, the Committee recommends that the
    recipient of the CALA Distinguished Service Award of the current year be the
    candidate for the Spotlight in the subsequent year.
  2. The Publications Committee shall conduct an interview
    with the candidate before or during the ALA Mid-Winter Meeting, either in
    person or online, in order for the information to be published prior to ALA
    Annual Conference in the subsequent year.
  3. The dissemination of the Spotlight on CALA Members
    shall be included in related CALA publications, such as on CALA website and in
    CALA Newsletters.