CALA 2012-2013 Board Special Online Meeting Minutes 11-8-2012

CALA Special Online Board Meeting
Approval of Guidelines and Procedures for the CALA Outstanding Library Leadership Award in Memory of Dr. Margaret Chang Fung

Time: Nov. 8, 2012
Format: Email

Presiding Officer, CALA President, Esther Lee called the meeting to order at 1:10 am EST. The meeting was called to discuss and approve the amended Guidelines and Procedures for the CALA Outstanding Library Leadership Award in Memory of Dr. Margaret Chang Fung, as presented by the OutstandingLibrary/Fung Ad-Hoc Committee, Chaired by Dr. Hwa-Wei Lee. President Lee announced that the discussion period will be from Friday, 11/9/12 through Sunday, 11/11/12. Voting will take place on Monday 11/12/2012.

Liana Zhou moved that the board consider and vote on the proposal as presented; the motion was seconded by Maria Fung. President Lee then opened the floor for discussion.

Several board members raised questions which included the definition of Chinese Americans,  clarification on if nominees can be nominated for other CALA awards, and a few editorial suggestions. As Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee, Dr. Lee agreed to work with the committee on incorporating the suggestions into the document.

Once the discussion was over, President Lee called for the vote. 25 board members voted and all votes were Yes. The guidelines document was then approved by the Board unanimously. President Lee thanked all who participated in the meeting and congratulated Dr. Lee and his committee for doing a great job.

The meeting adjourned at 2:08 am EST. Nov. 15, 2012.

Respectfully submitted

Haipeng Li

Nov. 24. 2012