Conference Program Committee 2012-2014

Member Roster:

Kachuen (Carol) Gee, Chair,

Denise Kwan,

Carol Kachuen Gee (Chair),

Leping He,

Mingyan Li,

Songqian Lu,

Candice Mack, (withdrew)

Laura Morlock,

Junlin Pan,

Yue Xu,

Is this an interim or annual report? Interim report

List significant activities the committee has done since last report:

The Committee is looking for an appropriate theme of the program. The chair has sent emails to members asking for ideas and suggestions. The chair's own suggestion is to focus on global librarianship . So far no other suggestion has been received.

List committee recommendations, if any, to the Board:

As a the co-chair of the Best Book committee and the chair of the 2012-14 Program Committee, I tried to fulfill my duties but I found the support from committee members  very unenthusiastic and lacking. Actually I recceived no response from committee  members to both of my "Call for Program Theme"announcement and my "Best  Book Nomination" announcement, except for two resignations. I am not sure whether this is because I am "new" and people don't know me, or this is the regular reaction.

 I think the Board should put more emphasis on the functions of these committees and urge the members to participate in projects once they agreed to serve. As I am new and inexperienced to CALA committee work, I do need more guidance and support.