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Call for Nomination * 2009 CALA Distinguished Service Award

The 2007/09 Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) Awards Committee would like to call for nomination of candidates for the CALA Distinguished Service Award. The criteria are:

  1. The recipient of the award shall have consistently demonstrated outstanding leadership and achievement in library and information services at the national and/or international level. Distinguished contributions and services to the advancement of Chinese-American librarianship shall receive special consideration from the Awards Committee.
  2. The Award is a permanent recognition. No individual can receive the award more than once; and
  3. There shall be no special consideration for or against a candidate's age, gender, nationality, or length of service to the profession. The recipients need not be a member of the Association.

The CALA Distinguished Service Award is established to recognize an individual each year for her/his outstanding contributions to librarianship in general and to Chinese-American librarianship in particular. The word "librarianship" is defined broadly to include the fields of information science, educational media and archives. The award consist of a citation and a plaque. The recipient will be honored at the 2009 CALA Awards Banquet in July 2009 during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Please send your nomination package via e-mail with attachments (preferred) or by mail to the CALA Distinguished Service Award Committee members below:

Cathy Yang (Chair)
Wen-Ying Lu
Katherine Sun
Jiaxun Wu
Zhixian Yi

The nomination package should include the following items:

  1. formal nomination letter from nominator
  2. 3 (no more than 5) supporting letters
  3. nominee's vita
  4. samples of publications (no more than 5)
  5. awards and honors received, and
  6. other supporting documentation

The deadline of nomination is: Thursday, April 30, 2009.

Thank you.

The CALA 2008/09 Awards Committee

Cathy Yang, Chair
Wen-Ying Lu
Katherine Sun
Jiaxun Wu
Zhixian Yi


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