Greater Mid-Atlantic Chapter

Report from CALA-GMAC (2012)

The year 2012 has seen some major activities at CALA-GMAC chapter. The following is a summary of these major events:

  • After ALA, the new CALA GMAC Board will go into office with the following officers:
    • Vice-President/President-Elect (2012- 2013): Hong Miao 
    • Membership Chair (2012 - 2013): Raymond Wang 
    • Treasurer (2012 - 2013): Yuan Yao

Another election will be conducted before the official effective date of the new board (July 1, 2012). A VP will be elected among the eligible members to serve on the board.

  • The major activity for CALA-GMAC for 2012 is to host the Chinese delegation of librarians between. Three library directors from China are visiting Washington DC as a part of the IMLS-UIUC Project between June 16 and June 19, 2012.


As a host, the CALA-GMAC board coordinates with IMLS-UIUC Headquarters on their activities and scheduled their activities during their stay in Washington DC.


The activities for these three Chinese library colleagues include visiting Library of Congress on a half-day schedule, visiting Catholic University Library and discussing with faculty of the library school, visiting public library system of Maryland State and Washington DC. CALA-GMAC is taking advantage of this visit by Chinese librarian colleagues to schedule face-to-fact meeting with the CALA-GMAC members. We have asked the visiting Chinese librarians to give presentations on their project during their visit at LOC. A message has been sent out to the CALA-GMAC members to encourage them to participate in this presentation and discussion.


Respectfully submitted by,

Ding Ye


CALA-GMAC, 06/10/12