2009 CALA Election Results

Dear CALA Members:

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our members who took time to vote for the 2009 CALA Election. Your active participation and service to the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) are very much appreciated.

According to the CALA Constitutions, Article VI, Section 1, the nominees who receive the largest number of votes for any offices shall be elected.

Congratulations to the following winners on being elected to CALA officers in 2009. Their names, titles and terms are:

Min Chou, Vice-President/President-Elect (2010/2011),
Haipeng Li, Executive Director (2009/2010),
Maria Fung, Hong Miao, Manuel Urrizola, Karen Wei and Lisa Zhao (in alphabetical order by last name), 5 new Board of Directors for 2009/2010-2011/2012; and Yi Liang, Board of Director for 2009/2010-2010/2011 to fill Min Chou’s vacant two-year term for the Board.

The elected officers will officially assume their positions on Monday, July 13, 2009 at the 2009/2010 CALA 1st Board Meeting during ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

CALA has many devoted and talented members. We would like to encourage members who are interested to serve CALA and those candidates who have not been elected this year to run in the future.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the 2009 Election Ad Hoc Committees members: Bin Zhang, Vincci Kwong, Ying Xu, and Xiwen Zhang for their hard work and time, especially Bin for his expertise and tireless efforts on the electronic voting process. Special thanks also go to Dr. ShaLi Zhang, CALA President, for her leadership and assistance, Elaine Dong and Songqian Lu, Co-Chairs of the Membership Committee for their timely updates on new and renewal members for and during the election. Your contributions to CALA are deeply appreciated.

Respectfully submitted by,

2009 CALA Election Ad hoc Committees:

2009 CALA Election Ad hoc Committee for e-Ballots
Bin Zhang, Board of Director
Vincci Kwong, Board of Director
Sally C. Tseng, Chair and CALA Honorary Executive Director

2009 CALA Election Ad hoc Committee for Mail Ballots
Ying Xu, California Chapter Past President
Xiwen Zhang, California Chapter Past President
Sally C. Tseng, Chair and CALA Honorary Executive Director