Call for Applications: 2013 Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) Scholarships

Application Deadline: April 30, 2013
Online Application URL:

Founded in 1973, CALA has seven regional chapters. It is affiliated with the American Library Association. In addition to holding annual and regional programs, CALA publishes its own Newsletter, Membership Directory, and the Journal of Library and Information Science in cooperation with the National Taiwan Normal University. CALA is pleased to announce the availability of the 2013 CALA Scholarships:

The CALA Scholarship of Library and Information Science

This scholarship awards $1,000 annually to a full time student at an ALA-accredited library school in North America.

The Sheila Suen Lai Scholarship

The scholarship awards $500 to a full time student at an ALA-accredited library school in North America.

These Scholarships are designed to encourage professional and leadership development in Chinese American librarianship. They are open to full-time students of Chinese heritage who are currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited master's or doctoral program of library and information science at an institution of higher education in North America. The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student at the time the Scholarship is awarded. Applicants may apply for any or all of the scholarships listed above.

One application and reference package will be sufficient. For more information, please visit the CALA website at to access the application guidelines, online application forms, online application reference forms, and other information.

The application deadline is 12AM Central Time April 30, 2013. The recipients of the scholarships will be announced by May 30, 2013. The awards will be presented by CALA at the CALA Awards Banquet during the 2013 CALA annual conference. 

Please contact the 2012-2013 CALA Scholarship Committee for any questions:

2012-2013 CALA Scholarship Committee:

Min Liu, Co-Chair,
Yongyi Song, Co-Chair,
Hui-Fen Chang,
Ai-Hua L. Chen,
Elaine Dong,
Jin Xlu Guo,
GuoYing Liu,