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Agenda for the IMLS grant orientation session at ALA midwinter in Denver

Dear CALA Members:

Here is the agenda for the IMLS grant orientation session at ALA midwinter in Denver. Hope to see you there!


Get Ready for the Challenge!
Orientation for the UIUC-CALA IMLS Grant Project:
Think Globally, Act Globally: China-U.S. Librarian Collaboration
Friday, January 23, 2009, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Denver (REG), Quartz  C

1.      Introduction and announcements - Sha Li Zhang, CALA President

2.      Overview of the IMLS grant and its three components  - - Shuyong
Jiang, Project Director

3.      How to get involved in the project? - Haipeng Li, CALA
Executive Director
a.      Host the visiting library directors from China
b.      Become presenters at the seminars in China
c.      Become a program facilitator at the UIUC training sessions
d.      Become a mentor for the Chinese Librarians at the ALA
conferences, etc.

4.      CALA implementation process - Lisa Zhao, Chair, International
Relations Committee
a.      Recruitment and Selection (Lisa Zhao and Karen Wei)
b.      Plan your schedules and make commitments
c.      Prepare contents and delivering methods

5.      Lessons learned at the Mortenson Center for International
Library Programs
-       Barbara Ford, Director, and Susan Schnuer, Associate Director
a.      How to offer a successful host visit
b.      Develop a long-term strategic partnership

6.      Lessons learned from previous CALA seminars - Xudong Jin & Seminar
Taskforce Members
a.      Experience sharing,
b.      Improve communication skills

7.      Questions and answers

Think Globally, Act Globally Project Steering Committee Members:

Shuyong Jiang, Project Director
Karen Wei
Barbara Ford
Haipeng Li
Susan Schnuer
Sha Li Zhang

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