NAME OF THE COMMITTEE: 2012 Conference Program Planning Committee
MEMBER ROSTER: Esther Lee, Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vincci Kwong, email@example.com
Lili Li, lilili@GeorgiaSouthern.edu
IS THIS AN INTERIM OR ANNUAL REPORT?
__ Interim _x_Annual
LIST SIGNIFICANT ACTIVITIES THE
COMMITTEE HAS DONE SINCE LAST REPORT:
Since the last CALA Midwinter Meeting in San Diego in January 2011, the 2012
Program Planning Committee has revised its responsibilities, procedures, publicity,
and timeline for the CALA Organization
Manual (see Appendix I), and fine tuned the topic of the 2012 program and the
list of possible speakers.
The 2012 program theme is library advocacy, diversity, and leadership. We hope our speakers will share with us
highlights of their lives, their favorite libraries and books, in addition to
their secrets in overcoming hurdles or in accomplishing goals.
The tentative speakers are:
Dr. Judy Chu, the first Chinese American Congresswoman
in the United States, living
in Monterey Park, California.
Jim Rettig, ALA President, 2008/2009, and the University Librarian at
the University of
Lisa See, a Chinese American bestselling author, living in Los Angeles, California.
Sha Li Zhang, CALA President, 2008/2009, and Assistant Dean for Collections
and Technical Services, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Presentation invitations were recently sent to the four distinguished
speakers above, inviting them to speak to us on Sunday, 6/24/2012, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00
p.m., during the American Library Association Annual Conference
in Anaheim, California.
The Program Proposal for ALA
was completed (see Attachment II) and sent to Miguel Figueroa, Office of
We have already received a positive reply from one of the speakers. In the event that any of the other speakers
are unavailable, we would make contacts from the following alternate list:
Ms. Jean Quan, Mayor of Oakland
Dr. Camila Alire, ALA
Ms. Roberta Stevens, ALA
Mr. Tom Galante, CEO, Queens Library, New York
Ms. Yiyun Li, author of Gold Boy, Emerald Girl and Professor at the University
Ms. Lingyao Wu, author of American Kids, Chinese Mothers and a humorous speaker.
Before the end of May 2012, all speakers will be confirmed, and details of
the program worked out.
LIST COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS, IF
ANY, TO THE BOARD:
Respectfully submitted by
Chair, 2012 Conference Program Planning Committee
2nd Vice President/2nd President Elect, 2010 - 2011, CALA
Chinese American Librarians Association
ANNUAL CONFERENCE PROGRAM PLANNING COMMITTEE
(for CALA Organization
COMPOSITION AND TERMS
Second Vice-President/First Vice-President
Elect for another Program in
Two Years Ahead
speakers (3-5), themes and topics.
with a tentative theme and speakers.
Proposal to ALA for inclusion in the program book.
One Year Ahead
of presentations, and abstracts from
Six Months before the Program
Starts soliciting co-sponsors' support,
otherwise, from vendors and
friends of libraries.
Requests speakers to send PowerPoint
presentations to the Chair.
flyers (draft) to speakers and the Local Arrangement Committee.
Asks the President and the
Executive Director to send letters to all
speakers, inviting them to the CALA Awards Banquet as CALA's
the Program and
Banquet as soon as ALA
releases the Program schedules
and locations (at least one week in
Acts as a moderator for the Annual Program.
with and thanks speakers, co-sponsors and donors at the Banquet.
a Final Report (Annual) to the Board
and Newsletter Editors.
(Revised in June, 2011 by Min Chou and Esther Lee, 2010 -
2012 Conference Program Planning Committees)
Annual Conference Call for
Proposals Office use only
2012 - Anaheim,
Control # ________
ALA Unit _____________
Due: __________________ Return
copy to ______________________________________________________________
Name of Group(s)
presenting program (include unit,
sub-unit, committee and co-sponsors):
Chinese American Librarians
Program Chair's Name:
Address: 110-45 71st Road
City: Forest Hills State: NY Zip:
Daytime Phone: 347-476-4479 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Title: Library Advocacy, Diversity,
(i.e., speaker date restrictions, conflict times, etc.)
Program Day and Time (Circle one in each category):
Program Day: Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 1:30
p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Day and Time:
Description (75 words or less - attach separate sheet if necessary):
The theme of the program is
library advocacy, diversity, and leadership.
Four distinguished and successful
leaders (a congresswoman, an ALA Past President, an author, and an assistant
dean of libraries), with diverse
backgrounds and achievements, have been invited to share with us highlights of
their lives, their favorite libraries and books, in addition to their secrets
in overcoming hurdles or in accomplishing goals.
Target Audience and
Estimated Size: Open to all ALA Conference attendees
who are interested in librarianship or notable
size is 100.
*POSSIBLE program track
(identify 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices):
1st choice: Administration & Leadership
Subtrack: Leadership and
choice: Authors, Literature and Programming
choice: Human Resources and Staff Development
Subtrack: Career Paths and Professional Development
*These program tracks
are only suggestions. Final track titles
may be different.
2010 Tracks and Subtracks
Leadership & Management
Authors, Literature &
Children & Young
Best Practices and Programming
Literature & Collection Development
& Technical Services
Cataloging & Metadata
Digital Information &
Transformations and Innovations
Human Resources and Staff Development
Career Paths and Professional Development
Copyright & Intellectual Property
Staff Support Interests
Literacy and Learning