2010 ALA Emerging Leaders Program

Dear CALA members:

It is great that ALA extended the deadline to submit the ALA Emerging Leaders Application to August 7th. If you plan to apply for it, please check the following link for the application form and the required materials at http://www.ala.org/cfapps/emergingleaders/. Please see detailed information about this at http://wikis.ala.org/emergingleaders/index.php/Main_Page.

At the CALA Board meeting at ALA in Chicago on July 11th, the Board has agreed to continue support two CALA members for this program and provide $1,000 for each selected CALA member ($500 for each conference) this year.

To request CALA nominations, please send a filled out online ALA Emerging Leaders application form to me at xdjin@owu.edu by August 3rd, 2009. All application materials must be in electronic formats (as e-mail attachments). To help the CALA Executive Board prepare the nomination letter, please include a brief summary in one-page or less stating your involvement in ALA and/or CALA and other relevant activities in your e-mail message. Your application information will be shared with members of the CALA Executive Board. The confirmation of the nominations will be sent to applicants via e-mail messages. In addition, I will send a letter to the Program listing CALA members whom we are nominating. CALA members who request CALA nomination and are accepted to the program will be eligible for the monetary awards.

Thank you for your attention.

Xudong