Dear CALA Members and Friends,
CALA’s Annual Conference Program for 2012 was an impressionable event. We are pleased to share with you some of the photos (please click on):
The program theme is DIVERSE VOICES, ENRICHING COMMUNITIES, in tune with ALA President Molly Raphael’s theme of Empowering Voices, Transforming Communities. The program was held at the Anaheim Convention Center, Room 201C, on Sunday, June 24, 2012, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. The four distinguished and award-winning speakers who have published widely were:
1. Dr. Camila Alire, the Past President of ALA/ACRL/REFORMA and Dean Emerita of the University of New Mexico and Colorado State University.
2. Dr. Sha Li Zhang, the Past President of CALA and the Assistant Dean for Collections and Technical Services, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
3. Director James Rettig, the ALA Past President and the Library Director and Associated Dean for Information Services at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
4. Dr. Ingrid Parent, the President of IFLA and the University Librarian at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.
Dr. Alire gave her personal reflections on what makes a leader ticks, including her leadership preparations (including role models, MLS & PH.D), 10 key leadership characteristics (including integrity, risk-taker/decision-maker, and change agent/team-builder), and 10 lessons learned (including one do not have to have a certain personality to lead, the importance of shared vision, and how to face adversity).
Dr. Zhang showed us her progress report on a collaborative recruitment project, whereby she worked with ten university libraries in North Carolina and five affiliates of ALA (AILA, APALA, Black Caucus, CALA, & REFORMA) in recruiting future librarians with culturally diversified backgrounds. Her project was made possible by a major funding of nearly two million dollars from the IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program, and has produced quite a number of scholars. Nearly all of her graduates were hired and many became mentors of the new cohort.
Director Rettig spoke on miscellany: including serendipitous happenstance, ships, bridges, connections, and “yes I said yes I will Yes” (Ulysses by James Joyce). He has made changes, embraced risk, favored diversity, and travelled far and wide. Every place he has visited changed his life in some way, either spiritually, emotionally, or intellectually.
Dr. Parent showed us the future libraries in the digital age, whereby inclusion, transformation, innovation, and convergence are vital to driving access to content, with digital lending, open access and beyond access all contributing to the special power of libraries. As libraries contain the accumulated knowledge and wisdom of all generations, they offer citizens the opportunity to learn and participate in the social, cultural and political life of their communities.
The audience finds the speakers’ diverse PowerPoint presentations very interesting, informative, inspiring, and moving. In spite of the fire alarm (a false one, as it turned out) which briefly interrupted the Program, when all people were required to go outside of the Anaheim Convention Center building, most attendees returned and stayed to the end of the Program. Photos were taken with the speakers exhibiting their Certificates of Appreciation. The moderator of the program was Esther Lee, the Vice President/President Elect and Program Chair of the Program Committee, whose members included Maria Fung, Vincci Kwong, Lili Li, Xiaoli Li, Wenwen Zhang, and Cathy Yang.
The program was co-sponsored by Sage Publications, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, EBSCO Publishing, and the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color. David Horwitz of Sage, Ruth Glasspool of Emerald, and Janice Rice of JCLC distributed their brochures and each made a brief presentation. Alejandro Rojano of EBSCO Publishing wanted to come, but he was held up by another important meeting.
Before the program ended was the drawing of three flash drives, a kindle, and a kindle fire. CALA President Min Chou and Executive Director Haipeng Li were the presenters. Among the lucky winners were Carol Gee, Joyce Chen, Janice Rice, Ruth Glasspool, and Ruth Au Yeung.
Everyone left with a light spirit, and many voiced their effusive praises to the speakers, program monitor and friends.
On the Sunday evening of June 24, 2012, the CALA Awards Banquet was held at the King Harbor Seafood Restaurant, 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Approximately 140 people came. CALA chartered a bus to bring the people to the Restaurant and later, back to the Convention Center.
Planned by our CALA President Min Chou, this event was considered by many as one of the best ever. Among the distinguished guests were Dr. Ingrid Parent, IFLA President; Molly Raphael, ALA President; Maureen Sullivan, ALA President-Elect; and ALA Past Presidents: Robert Stevens, Dr. Camila Alire, Jim Rettig, and Barbara Ford. High officials and librarians from China, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Africa, Ghana, Brazil, APALA, and REFORMA were also present. The nine-course meal was scrumptious.
Professor Barbara Ford was the recipient of the CALA Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Clara Chu, Dr. Mengxiong Liu, and Dr. Sha Li Zhang received the CALA President’s Recognition Awards. Dr. Hwa-Wei Lee received a Special Honor Award for his book titled Collected Works of Hwa-Wei Lee (2v., 2011). Sharon Yang was the recipient of the Jing Liao Award for the Best Research in All Media. There were other recipients for the CALA Scholarships, CALA Travel Grants, the JCLC Scholarships, and other Awards.
The fun part of the evening started with Manuel Urrizola as the Master of Ceremony, working in partnership with Wenwen Zhang. Min Chou, Ying Shen, and Julia Wu each sang melodiously, like a professional singer. Min’s singing was joined by Mengxiong and Maria. Julia’s singing was joined by four lovely children from the audience. Two beautiful fifteen year-old twins danced gracefully. Manuel concocted a guessing game, whereby each time the first person who gave the right answer will receive a beautiful souvenir. Many gave correct answers and prizes were a-plenty. Other gifts for the raffle drawing included an iPod and a kindle.
Special thanks go to our banquet sponsors: Sage, Emerald, Bepress, EBSCO, East View and donors of CALA members. More thanks go to our CALA Local Arrangement Committee: Ying Xu, Chair; Win Shih, Yongyi Song, Manuel Urrizola, Joy Wang, Maggie Wang, WenWen Zhang, Maria Fung, and Dora Ho. Furthermore, thanks also go to Songqian Lu, Weiling Liu, and Bin Zhang for setting up the online banquet registration, and also to many other CALA members who helped anonymously.
In her recent e-mail to Esther, Sha Li, Min and Haipeng, Dr. Ingrid Parent stated:
“Please accept my sincere gratitude for the professionalism with which you organized the CALA program and banquet on Sunday, and for taking such good care of me. I thought the program was very moving and informative, in spite of a brief disruption which everyone took in stride.
The banquet was very entertaining, and one can sense the good camaraderie among CALA member and guests, and the joie de vivre which adds so much to our librarian profession.
You are all to be commended for making CALA such a dynamic organization within ALA, and I am so delighted that you are also part of the IFLA family now….”
Director Jim Rettig wrote:
“And I want to take this opportunity to thank my fellow CALA members for the opportunity to speak in the CALA program in Anaheim this past Sunday. Even with the fire alarm it was a good and successful program. Thanks also for a very enjoyable evening of good food, fine entertainment, and even better fellowship at the banquet that evening. Thank you as well for the very unexpected honorarium.”
Dr. Sha Li Zhang also wrote:
“I was humbled and honored to be on the same panel at the CALA Annual Program with Dr. Ingrid Parent, IFLA President, Dr. Camila Alire, past presidents of ALA, ACRL, and REFORMA, and Jim Rettig, ALA past President. Their presentations on challenges and opportunities of leadership, diversity, digital access and global outreach are encouraging and inspiring. I am especially grateful that Esther Lee, the incoming CALA President, invited me to the Panel. She would like us to actively get involved with ALA and IFLA, and at the same time always give back to CALA which has helped us to grow professionally in our careers.
The CALA Awards Banquet this year was a huge success, with distinguished guests, colleagues, and friends from other ALA caucuses and other countries, thanks for much effort from Min Chou, CALA President. With her presidential themes on diversity and global outreaches, the inclusiveness of the Banquet has demonstrated that CALA is indeed embracing the demographic change of the time.”
What a splendid and memorable day it was for CALA at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim!!!
Esther Lee, CALA President
Haipeng Li, CALA Executive Director
Dear CALA Members,
We are pleased to announce that the following CALA members have been awarded the 2012 CALA JCLC Scholarship. They are as follows:
Sai Deng, Wichita State University Libraries, Kansas
Maria Fung, Brooklyn Public Library, New York
Su Hui Ho, University of California, San Diego, California
Shuqin Jiao, St. Louis University, Missouri
Esther Lee, Queens Borough Public Library, New York
Songqian Lu, New York City College of Technology, New York (Declined)
Jian-zhong Zhou, California State University, Sacramento, California
Kristen Mulvihill, San Jose State University, California
Emily Chan, San Jose State University, California
The contributions of the CALA awardees will definitely bring a strong presence at the JCLC conference.
Special thanks go to CALA’s President, Min Chou, and Executive Director, Haipeng Li, for their support and advice.
The Executive Committee of the CALA Board send their deepest appreciation for the work and contributions of the 2012 CALA JCLC Scholarship Taskforce.
2012 CALA JCLC Scholarship Taskforce:
Liana Zhou (Chair)
Priscilla C. Yu (Co-Chair)
Carol Kachuen Gee
Dear CALA Members:
I am pleased to announce that CALA will once again sponsor two eligible members to participate in the 2013 class of ALA Emerging Leaders program. The sponsorship will provide $1,000 to each selected candidate - $500 to attend the program during next year's ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, Washington and $500 for the Annual Conference in Chicago, IL.
Please apply for the 2013 Emerging Leaders program online at http://www.ala.org/educationcareers/leadership/emergingleaders. You must be a current CALA member to apply for this CALA sponsorship, and you just need to choose "Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA)" from the list of sponsoring organizations. For more information about the program and selection criteria, please see http://www.ala.org/ala/educationcareers/leadership/emergingleaders/index.cfm.
Please don't miss the application deadline which is August 3, 2012.
Thank you for your attention,
Esther Lee, CALA President, 2012-2013
Haipeng Li, CALA Executive Director, 2010-2013
The Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the two 2012 CALA scholarships: Ms. Wai Yi Ma from the University of North Texas and Ms. Yuting Wu from the San Jose State University. The award ceremony will be held on Sunday June 24, 2012 at the CALA Annual Awards Banquet, in conjunction with the 2012 ALA Annual Conference to be held in Anaheim.
Ms. Wai Yi Ma is awarded the CALA Scholarship of Library and Information Science. She is currently working on her Master of Library and Information Studies at the University of North Texas. Since 2005, Ms. Ma has been working in several different positions which she utilized her research skills, this includes Community Service Aide at the University of Guam Library, research assistant in the Micronesian Area Research Center, and Graduated Student Mentor at the Graduated Research Center of the University of Guam Library. The work experience she gathered leads to her goal of establishing a central archives of government documents for all the Micronesian island nations. According to one of her professors, Ms. Ma "is one of the finest and most dedicated young professionals I have meet in over 30 year's experiences as a librarian and an educator." The CALA Scholarship of Library and Information Science will help her to achieve her goal as she acquires essential knowledge in the field of library and information science.
Ms. Yuting Wu is awarded the Sheila Suen Lai Scholarship of Library and Information Science. She is currently working on her Master of Library and Information Studies at the San Jose State University. Ms. Wu studied and worked with music for 17 years and she found that many music students, especially international students, refuse to use library as one of their study tools. The goal of Ms. Wu is to be an academic or public librarian in order to help music students to utilize musical resources to enhance their study. In order to gain professional experience, Ms. Wu worked as an intern librarian at San Francisco Opera in 2011. The CALA Sheila Suen Lai Scholarship of Library and Information Science Scholarship will help her in pursuing learning opportunities to succeed in librarianship.
CALA is pleased to provide support to these outstanding students in their library professional education through these scholarships for the year 2011-2012.
2011-2012 CALA Scholarship Committee
Vincci Kwong (Co-Chair)
Jian Anna Xiong (Co-Chair)
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
You are cordially invited to join the 2012 Chinese American Librarians Association Program and the Awards Banquet during the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim:
The Chinese American Librarians Association
Proud to Present
The 2012 CALA/ALA Annual Program
Sunday, June 24, 2012, 1:30–3:30 p.m., Anaheim Convention Center, Room 201C
DISTINGUISHED LIBRARY LEADERS
Speaking On the Theme of
DIVERSE VOICES, ENRICHING COMMUNITIES
Dr. Camila Alire, ALA/ACRL/REFORMER Past Presidents and Dean Emerita of the University of New Mexico and Colorado State University: What Makes a Leader Tick? Personal Reflections.
Dr. Sha Li Zhang, CALA Past President and the Assistant Dean for Collections and Technical Services, University of North Carolina at Greensboro: Recruiting Future Librarians with Culturally Diverse Backgrounds: Progress Report
Director James Rettig, ALA Past President and the Library Director at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland: Bridges, Ships, and Connections.
Dr. Ingrid Parent -- Keynote Speaker, IFLA President and the University Librarian at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada: Future Library in the Digital Age.
Drawing for a free Kindle and a free Kindle Fire will be made at the end of this free program. We hope you are one of the lucky winners.
Special thanks go to our Co-Sponsors for the program:
Sage, Emerald, EBSCOhost, and JCLC!!!
CALA Awards Banquet
Sunday, June 24, 2012, 6:30-10:00 pm
King Harbor Seafood Restaurant, 13018 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92843
To register, click http://my.cala-web.org/node/853. Early bird registration is $30 for members, $32 for nonmembers, and $28 for student members – Great food and great prices. Seats are limited. First come first served. On-site registration is $38 for all members and $45 for nonmembers. Transportation service will be provided from the Convention Center to the restaurant. Chance to win a free drawing of Kindle and an iPod Touch. Special thanks to our Banquet Sponsors: SAGE, Emerald, EBSCO, Bepress, and East View.
1. Asparagus Soup with Crab Meat
2. 5 to 5.5 lb House Special Lobster with Yee-Mein Noodles
3. Peking Duck
4. French Style Beef Chunk
5. Black Mushroom with Chinese Greens
6. Walnut Shrimp
7. Sweet and Sour Fish Fillet
8. House Special Fried Rice
9. Dessert: Taro and Black Beans soup
We are looking forward to welcoming you at the CALA Program and the Awards Banquet!
Min Chou, CALA President and
Local Arrangement Committee:
Ying Xu, Co-Chair
Manuel Urrizola, Co-Chair
Program Planning Committee:
Esther Lee, CALA Vice Presiddent and Chair