Northern California Chapter Report


CALA-North California

Annual Report 2011

June 18, 2011

Conference and programs

a.  On Nov. 13, 2010, We successfully contributed our program
"Cooperation, Collaboration and Resource Sharing" at 2010 CLA
(California Library Association)'s annual conference (3:00 to 4:00pm, Sacramento Conference
Center). Our speakers and
topics are:

Shi Deng (Head of Technical Service, UC San Diego) : Cooperation,
Collaboration, and Resource Sharing:
UCSD CJK's experience

Crystal Goldman (Reference and Instruction Librarian, San Jose State University
Library: Disseminating the Past, Opening the Future: The Path to an Open Access
Digital Repository at SJSU

Richard Le (Reference and Instruction Librarian, San Francisco Public Library:
The importance of community partnerships in program development for public
libraries during difficult economic times

The one hour program was well attended and received by more than 20 CALA
members and other librarians.  There was
a focused discussion and Q&A session after the 3 talks. 

After the program,
CALA members gathered for a small group fellowship dinner with the speakers and
local chapter's officers.

b. In February and March of 2011,
CALA North California Chapter sponsored San Leandro Public Library to hold a
series of events focusing on Chinese New Year Celebration and Amy Tan's
book--Joy Luck Club.  The program was
mainly planned and organized by our CALA member, Nancy Fong (Program Director
of San Leandro Public Library).  On March
14, four Chapter members, Jianye He, Angela Young, Susanne Lo and Patty Wong
had a successful panel on Joy Luck Club with the book club group of the library
and other general public.

c. We also supported two
successful book talks that were organized by our CALA members.  One was hold on August 22nd,
2010,  Professor Emeritus of American
Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz Judy Yung talked about her
new book: Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America (Oxford ; New York :
Oxford University Press, 2010). This program was organized by Nancy Fong
(Program Director of the San Leandro Public Library) too.

The other one was hold at the San Francisco Public Library on June 18, 2011,
Iris Chang's mother Yingying Chang talked about her new book: The woman who could not forget : Iris Chang before and
The rape of Nanking (New York Pegasus, 2011 ).  The program was organized by another
distinguished CALA member Doris Tseng (Reference Librarian at San Francisco
Public Library).  

Chapter officers meetings

We had our chapter officers meetings twice during the year. One was in
August, 2010, the other one was in March, 2011. 
The main agenda of the first meeting was to discuss about our CALA-NCA
program for the CLA 2010 annual conference. 
The second meeting was focusing on the new election of local Chapter
officers for 2011-2012.

Chapter Election

CALA-NCA Chapter 2011 election is still in process now. 53 e-ballots and 6 print ballots were sent to our members. The deadline for voting is June 25.  We will announce the final result as soon as it is done.

Our new Chapter president is Xiaoli Li (2011-2012).


We are pleased to have 6 new members joined our Chapter in the last year.

Our Treasurer Janet Lin also submitted our Chapter's finance report to CALA
on time.


(prepared by Jianye He  CALA-NCA
President 2010-2011)