2004 CALA Distinguished Service Award Recipient

Ms. Linna Chien Yu
Manager, Elmhurst Branch
Queens Borough Public Library
Elmhurst, NY 11373

On behalf of the Award Committee, it is my distinct honor to announce that Linna Yu is the recipient of CALA 2004 Distinguished Service Award. Please join me in congratulating Linna. The Award represents our special recognition of her outstanding professional achievements and her valued contributions to CALA.

The recipients of the 2003 (Peter Young) and 2004 (Linna Yu) CALA Distinguished Service Award will be awarded at the 2004 CALA Awards Banquet on Sunday night, June 27, 2004, 7:00-10:00 pm at the Ming Court, 9188 International Dr., Orlando, FL 32819-8112 during the ALA Annual Conference. Relatives, friends and colleagues of the recipients are encouraged to attend the ceremony in sharing their honor at the Banquet.

After sending out three calls for nomination of the CALA 2004 Distinguished Service Award, we have received six supporting letters by Linna's distinguished colleagues and friends. Having judiciously examined her meritorious records and documents, the Committee selected and recommended Linna Yu to be the recipient of the Award.

On May 20th, the Board of CALA approved this recommendation. With this action, Linna Yu was officially confirmed as the winner of CALA 2004 Distinguished Service Award.

We are proud of choosing Linna Yu as this year's recipient of the CALA Distinguished Service Award. She deserves to be recognized. Her near forty years' exemplary experience and achievement will again, like our previous twenty-four recipients of this award, set a role model for us to strive for, and to follow her steps.

Lisa Zhao
2004 CALA Awards Committee Chair
Email: chzh@uic.edu
Tel: 312-413-5059