Founded in 1973, the Chinese American Librarians Association 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. The Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) is pleased to announce the availability of the 2010 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 C.C. Seetoo Conference Travel Scholarship
This scholarship awards $500 annually to a full time student at an ALA-accredited library school in North America to attend the ALA Annual Conference and the CALA Annual Program. The recipient is required to attend the above conference.
- The Sheila Suen Lai Scholarship
The scholarship awards $500 to a full time student at an ALA-accredited library school in North America.
- The Huang Tso-ping and Wu Yao-yu Scholarship (USA)
The scholarship awards $200 annually 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. Applicants my select and 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 http://www.cala-web.org/node/204 where you will find guidelines, application forms, and other information.
The application deadline is 12 mid-night Central Time March 30, 2010. The recipients of the scholarships will be announced by May 31, 2010, and the awards will be presented by the Chinese American Librarians Association at the CALA Awards Banquet during the ALA annual conference in Washington, DC.
Please send the application package via email to: email@example.com, Hanrong Wang, Chair of the CALA Scholarship Committee. Or mail the complete application package to: Ms. Hanrong Wang, Chair, CALA Scholarship Committee, Houston Cole Library, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL 36265.