Kachuen (Carol) Gee, Chair, email@example.com
Denise Kwan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol Kachuen Gee (Chair), email@example.com
Leping He, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mingyan Li, email@example.com
Songqian Lu, firstname.lastname@example.org
Candice Mack, email@example.com (withdrew)
Laura Morlock, firstname.lastname@example.org
Junlin Pan, email@example.com
Yue Xu, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.