CALA has been a strong supporter for the ALA’s Spectrum Scholarship program. CALA has joined force in Spectrum Presidential Initiative, led by the American Library Association’s President, Immediate Past President, and President Elect and chaired by ALA Past President Dr. Betty J. Turock, in a special campaign to raise $1 million for the Spectrum Scholarship Program. In 2010, CALA Board approved to donate $6,500. In recognition of this gift, the ALA Spectrum Scholarship Program has named Christopher Kyauk as the 2010 CALA Spectrum Scholar. To continue CALA’s strong support to diversity, the 2011- 2012 CALA Presidential Initiative Task Force called members at chapter and national levels to participate in “Food, Fun and Fundraising for Diversity” to support the Spectrum Scholarship Program.
CALA Presidential Initiative Task Force chair Liana Zhou, together with Maria Fung and Sha Li Zhang as national co-coordinators of this initiative activity, have been successful in working with chapters on this CALA initiative. In November, the Southern California chapter was the first to respond with a $100 contribution in support of this meaningful effort. On December 9, the Northeast chapter kicked off a fun filled holiday party in New York City, raffled off beautiful holiday presents at a luncheon, and donated $300 to the “Food, Fun and Fundraising for Diversity” fundraising effort. In addition, individual donations from CALA members have been received. We are looking forward to more member participation. All donations, large or small, will add up to the big contribution to this meaningful diversity initiative. CALA thrives in the promotion of diversity in library profession, and your support to this meaningful endeavor will, in turn, make CALA stronger. To find out how to participate, please visit CALA Presidential Initiative webpage at http://cala-web.org/node/1404. For more information, please contact us. Thank you.
Sha Li Zhang, National Coordinator
Maria Fung, National Coordinator
Liana Zhou, Chair, CALA Presidential Initiative Taskforce
Min Chou, CALA President
2nd Call for Presenters
International Conference on Leadership and Innovative Management in Academic Libraries in the Age of New Technology
Tongji University, Shanghai, China
April 25-27, 2012
Academic libraries are in an era of new technologies with both challenges and opportunities posed by technological transformation. Libraries need to engage in extensive exchange and dialog on leadership vision, management and service innovation to enhance librarians’ mutual understanding in these areas and to inspire new thinking and approaches to challenges. The International Conference on Leadership and Innovative Management in Academic Libraries in the Age of New Technology is jointly organized by Tongji University and the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA). The meeting will be held in Tongji University, Shanghai, China, from April 25-27, 2012. Colleagues from around the world are invited to submit a PowerPoint file for consideration as a presenter. CALA members are preferred.
Suggested topics for this conference include, but are not limited to, the following:
· Modern approaches to effective leadership
· Library management and developmental planning
· Librarian career design
· Building and sharing library resources in a new technology era
· Practice and reflection for subject librarian services
· Transforming and innovating user service models
· Library technology rejuvenation and developmental prospects
1. The deadline for submitting a detailed PowerPoint file (less than 10 MB) is extended to January 31, 2012.
2. The PPT file should be in English.
3. The submission should contain original research results, viewpoints, or practice summaries.
4. The PPT file should have title, abstract, and presenter’s name(s).
5. The author(s) should indicate his/her personal full contact details including: name, professional affiliation, address, telephone and fax numbers, and email address.
6. 30 minutes will be allowed for a summary content delivery in the conference.
7. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the program committee. An official invitation will then be issued to presenters/authors as soon as the review process is finished.
8. The selected presenters will automatically receive the CALA Presidential Initiative Mini-Grant in the amount of $250 as far as the presenter is a CALA member by the end of January 2012. To join CALA membership, please visit http://cala-web.org/membership.
9. The selected presenter’s accommodations, meals, conference registration fee, and local transportation will be covered by the organizer.
10. Submissions from mainland China and Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan regions should be sent to: email@example.com. Any inquires should be addressed to Zeng Xiaojuan (曾小娟) at (86-21) 65983835.
11. Submissions from outside China should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact Dr. Michael Bailou Huang (黄柏楼) for any questions at (001) 631-444-3794.
Tongji University Libraries
Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA)
January 3, 2012
Michael Bailou Huang, DA (RI), LAc, MLS, MS, MEd
Associate Librarian, Health Sciences Library
Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-8034
Phone: 631-444-3794; Fax: 631-444-6649; Cell: 631-786-7023
Chair, International Relations Committee, Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA)
CALA Liaison to the Library Society of China
Dear CALA Colleagues,
If you are going to the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Dallas this month, you are invited to the CALA Board Meeting and the JCLC fundraising reception:
CALA Board of Directors' Meeting:
When: Saturday, January 21, 2012 from 7-10 p.m.
Where: Omni Dallas Hotel,Trinity 7,
555 S. Lamar, Dallas, TX 75202
You are also invited to join ALA President Molly Raphael and the Officers of the:
· American Indian Library Association
· Asian Pacific American Librarians Association
· Black Caucus of the American Library Association
· Chinese American Librarians Association, and
· REFORMA: The National Association to Promote Library &
Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking
For a Fundraising Reception to Benefit the 2012 Joint Conference of Librarians of Color
When: Saturday, January 21, 2012 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Where: Omni Dallas Hotel,Katy Trail Room, 555 S. Lamar, Dallas, TX 75202
See you in Dallas!
Min Chou, CALA President and
Haipeng Li, CALA Executive Director
Dear CALA Members:
I am writing to report on the Symposium on Dr. Hwa-Wei Lee's Thoughts on Librarianship, 李华伟博士图书馆学术思想研讨会, held on November 17, 2011 at the Shenzhen Library in Shenzhen, China, co-sponsored by the Zhenzhen Library, Zhongshan University Library, Guangdong Public Library and the Chinese American Librarians Association. The Symposium was a great success. Over 70 people from mainland China, Macau, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the United States including Dr. Lee's friends and families, participated in the Symposium. CALA was well represented by 11 CALA members who attended the event. The conference organizers were gracious enough to have provided most of us the opportunity to speak.
CALA also presented Dr. Lee with a plaque of distinction to celebrate his accomplishments. It was certainly a moment of joy and celebration for all, particularly for Dr. Lee.
There was much excitement at the Symposium. As we all know, Dr. Lee has become a legendary figure in the library profession, particularly among Chinese and Chinese American librarians. The symposium served as an excellent platform where his accomplishments, including his contribution to the library scholarship, his leadership in the profession, his love for the field and his care for all who met him, were all captured in this one day event. This event also served as a platform where all of us who followed him along have been fortunately given the direction for the future development for ourselves and for our profession. All present felt blessed by knowing him as a mentor,friend, colleague, and more importantly a leader.
Several CALA members submitted papers but were not able to attend the Symposium, and their papers were either presented by designated CALA members or included in the special publication for the program. Dr. Lee expressed his appreciation to all.
The one day program ended with much admiration and best wishes for Dr. Lee, celebrating his 80th birthday at the same time. These moments will be long remembered through the wonderful photos taken by those who attended the event. Please see photos through the following links (we are still collecting photos from participants and will have them uploaded to a central site so that they are together for easy viewing):
Congratulations again and best wishes to Dr. Lee!
Hong Kong Baptist University
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Executive Director, Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA)
Co-Chair, JCLC2012 Steering Committee
Chair, ALA IRC East Asia & Pacific Committee
Dear CALA Colleagues and Friends,
I am very happy to share with you the following ALA news about CALA sponsorship of the ALA Emerging Leaders program. For the full story with photos, please visit: http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/news/ala/cala-sponsors-two-2012-emerging-leaders.
Please join me in congratulating Yuan Li and Chris Kyauk on being selected to the 2012 class of ALA Emerging Leaders!
CALA President 2011-2012