CALA 40th Anniversary—ALA Resolution

 

CALA 40th ANNIVERSARY—ALA RESOLUTION

Wheras, the Chinese American Librarians Association is committed to promoting better communication among Chinese American librarians and to the development of Chinese American librarianship, and

Whereas, the Chinese American Librarians Association provides a forum for professional concerns among Chinese American librarians and celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2013, and

Whereas, since its establishment in 1973, the Chinese American Librarians Association has expanded into seven chapters in the United States and has members in Canada, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan, and

Whereas, the Chinese American Librarians Association has accomplished the following major milestones:

  • CALA initiated its Twenty-First Century Librarian Seminar Series to promote the international exchange and foster professional development opportunities for its members. The series sent  around a hundred of CALA members to China and Taiwan areas. Over a thousand Chinese librarians have participated in the seminars in this series. The series has received very positive response from Chinese librarians and libraries oversea and the program is still active.
     
  • The Think Globally, Act Locally Initiative - the first government cooperation project between the library community in China and the United States, was sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and IMLS, and organized by Library Society of China, the International and Area Studies Library and the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA). It is part of the 2008 “Think Globally, Act Globally” agreement that established a cooperative and cultural exchange between U.S. and Chinese librarians.
  • Providing CALA Scholarships to MS students and support to the ALA Spectrum Scholarship Initiative
  • Family Literacy Focus Project – Dai Dai Xiang Chuan: Bridging Generations, a Bag at a Time brings generations together through literacy and cultural activities that emphasize verbal/written language skills and cultural and digital literacy. 

 

Whereas, the Chinese American Librarians Association is an affiliate member of the American Library Association,

 

Now therefore, be it resolved that the American Library Association congratulates and commends the Chinese American Librarians Association for its 40 years of excellence in the development of Sino-American librarianship.

 

Moved by: Dora Ho, ALA Executive Board member/ ALA Councilor-at-Large, [Sheraton Hotel, 626-251-0107]

 

Seconded by: Em Claire Knowles, ALA Councilor-at-Large, Seattle Hilton, 617-771-4618