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2008 Annual Conference Program and the speakers' powerpoint presentations

CALA 2008 Conference
Anaheim, CA
June 29, 2008

Global Outreach:
A U.S. - China Experience

June 29, 2008 (Sunday), 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Disney's Paradise Pier, Room C/D

With fast approaching dates of the 2008 Olympic Games to be held in Beijing and a continuously rising economy, China has become a buzzword in the media nowadays. But how much do we know about library services to users in China? This program presents first-hand experience from U.S. librarians in working with the library community in China. One keynote speaker and the four panelists will present several successful ongoing outreach programs to the libraries in China.

Keynote Speaker:

  • Beverly Lynch
    Professor, Graduate School of Education & Information Studies
    University of California at Los Angeles
    Beverly P. Lynch is Professor in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA, where she teaches courses in management, academic libraries, information policy, intellectual freedom, and measurement and evaluation of libraries and library services. She directs the Senior Fellows Program, and is the founding director of the California Rare Book School. She served as Dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at UCLA, from 1989- 1994, University Librarian and Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1977-1989, and Executive Secretary of ACRL, 1972-1976. She was ALA President in 1985 -1986. In 2000?2001, Dr. Lynch was the President of the Center for Research Libraries, an international library organization located in Chicago. Dr. Lynch has published and consulted nationally and internationally in the areas of library organization and management and academic libraries, and has long been active in professional organizations, including numerous ALA committees, boards, and task forces.

Panel Speakers:

  • Haipeng Li [Presentation in PowerPoint]
    Reference Librarian/Outreach Coordinator
    Oberlin College Library
    Haipeng Li is Reference Librarian/Outreach Coordinator at Oberlin College, Ohio. Haipeng has been actively involved in professional organizations, including ALA, ACRL, ALAO (Academic Library Association of Ohio), CALA (Chinese American Librarians Association) and others. For example, he has been appointed on the ALA International Relations Committee for 2007-09, is serving on the ACRL Dr. E.J. Josey Spectrum Scholar Mentoring Program Committee, and Co-Chair of the JCLC II Steering Committee. He also serves as a library consultant for academic libraries in China, India, and Indonesia. Haipeng has taken on many leadership roles in CALA, including President 2006-07, Chair of 2006 Conference Planning Committee, Chair of Publications Committee, Chair of the CALA MW Nomination Committee, and President of CALA MW Chapter, 2002-2003, among others.


  • Trisha Davis [Presentation in PowerPoint]
    Head of Serials, Electronic Resources and Rights Management Department
    Ohio State University Libraries
    Trisha Davis is Head of Serials, Electronic Resources and Rights Management Department, Ohio State University Libraries. Trisha has served twice as a Visiting Program Officer (VPO) for the Association of Research Libraries from 1997-2004. Since 2007, she also served as VPO for Mapping of License Language. She remains actively involved in committee work for ALA, serving as Chair of the ALCTS Acquisition Section in 2006-2007. Trisha was awarded the ALA /ALCTS 2000 Bowker/Ulrich's Serials Librarianship Award which recognized her distinguished contributions to serials librarianship. In 2002 she received the ALCTS Presidential Citation for her vision and dedication in developing and presenting "Fundamentals of Acquisitions", a web-based continuing education course. Trisha has authored a book on automated serial control systems, and many articles on copyright and licensing issues for electronic products.

  • Lian Ruan [Presentation in PowerPoint]
    Director/Head Librarian
    Illinois Fire Service Institute Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Lian Ruan is Director/Head Librarian, Director of China Programs, of the Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI), University of Illinois at Urbana?Champaign (UIUC) since 1999. Lian serves on several professional committees, such as the Illinois State Library’s IILINET Network Advisory Council (INAC) (2003-2009), Board of Director Special Libraries Illinois Chapter (2002-2004), and inFIRE (an international fire library consortium) Committee (1996- 2001). With numerous publications, her research interests cover use and user of information, outreach library services, special library administration and international librarianship. She is the winner of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) Diversity Leadership Development Program award and UIUC Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence award. She has helped organize the Chinese Librarians Summer Program since 2005 in cooperation with partners both in the United States and China.

Co-Sponsors for the program:
ALA International Relations Committee (IRC)
ALA/IRC East Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee
ALA International Relations Round Table (IRRT)

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CALA 2008 Annual Conference Program Planning Committee
Sha Li Zhang (Chair)    University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Kuei Chiu     University of California at Riverside
Junlin Pan     Northern Illinois University
Hongyan Sun     Delta State University
Yunshan Ye     Dickinson College
Haiwang Yuan     Western Kentucky University
Li Zhang     Mississippi State University

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