Ad Hoc Committee for the Outstanding Library Leadership Award in Memory of Dr. Margaret Chang Fung

Member Roster:

Hwa-Wei Lee, Chair; Nancy Ou-Lan Chou; Wei Peng; Sally C. Tseng; Teresa Yen-Chiu Chang-Wang; Mei-Mei Wu; and Freda Fung, Ex Officio.

Is this an interim or annual report? Annual report

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Report of the Ad Hoc Committee for the 2013 CALA Outstanding Library Leadership Award
May 18, 2013
The first order of business of the Ad Hoc Committee for the 2013 CALA Outstanding Library Leadership Award in Memory of Dr. Margaret Chang Fung was to review and make necessary revisions of the General Guidelines and Procedures. It was done and submitted to the CALA Board for approval on September 18, 2012. The revised General Guidelines and Procedures were approved by CALA Board on November 12, 2012. The General Guidelines and Procedures for the Award were announced to CALA members on December 1, 2012 inviting members to nominate candidates for the Award. Before the deadline for submission of nominations on February 1, 2013, three completed nomination packages were received.
All three nomination packages were carefully examined by members of the Ad Hoc Committee. A vote was taken on February 19, 2013 to determine in ranked order the three nominees. Since Dr. Tze-chung Li received five of the six number 0ne votes he was chosen as the recipient of the 2013 CALA Outstanding Library Leadership Award.
Based on the results of the of votes, the Ad Hoc Committee recommended to the CALA Board that Dr. Tze-chung Li be the 2013 recipient of the CALA Outstanding Library Leadership Award in Memory of Dr. Margaret Chang Fung.
The recommendation was officially approved unanimously by the CALA Board at its special meeting on April 12, 2013. The award together with a $1000 check will be presented to Dr. Li at the 2013 CALA Annual Awards Banquet which will be held at Cai Fine Dining and Banquet, 2100 S. Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60616 on June 30, 2013 beginning at 6:00 p.m.
The announcement of the award recipient was made on April 20, 2013.
Attached is the brief biography of Dr. Tze-chung Li. In view of the fact that CALA will celebrate its 40th anniversary in June 2013 and Dr. Li was the original founder of the Mid-West Chinese American Librarians Association in 1973, (which was expanded later to a national organization as the Chinese American Librarians Association in 1979 and merged in 1983 with the California based Chinese Librarians Association founded in 1974,) the recognition of Dr. Li with the inaugural Outstanding Library Leadership Award for his outstanding leadership and vision in founding the original CALA, is most appropriate and perfectly fitting.
Since all members of the Ad Hoc Committee were appointed for a two year term, the committee looks forward to continuing its work in 2013-2014.

Submitted by Members of the Ad Hoc Committee:
Hwa-Wei Lee, Chair
Nancy Ou-Lan Chou
Wei Peng
Sally C. Tseng
Teresa Yen-Chiu Chang-Wang
Mei-Mei Wu
Freda Fung, Ex Officio

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It is recommended that the name of the Ad Hoc Committee be changed to a standing committee.