2003 Annual Program - Schedule of Events

Library Resources and Services
for Chinese American/Canadian Communities

Cancelled due to SARS
June 19-25, 2003
Toronto, Canada

Program Description:

How to provide quality library services to the increasing Chinese American/Canadian communities? What to do when you don't have a language/cultural specialist on your staff? Where to go to get assistance? Panelists will share strategies and best practices in planning; networking; resource sharing; selecting, collecting and processing scholarly and popular materials; and outreach to the Chinese American/Canadian communities to introduce library services and resources.


  • Sheng D. Chiu, President of Pan Asian Publications
    • "Library Materials for Chinese-Americans and Chinese-Canadians"


  • Fidelia Lau, Branch Head, Riverdale Branch, Toronto Public Library
    • "Meeting the Needs of the Chinese Canadian Community - the Riverdale Branch Experience"


  • Wei Chi Poon, Librarian of the Asian American Collection at University of California, Berkeley
    • "Reclaiming a History of Chinese in America"


  • Thomas Alford, Deputy Director, Queens Borough Public Library
    • "An Urban Public Library Model"

Schedule of Events

  1. Friday, June 20, 2003, 8:00-10:00 pm
    CALA Orientation
    Courtyard by Marriott Downtown, Room: Alexander (ALA Hotel no. 6)
    New Officers, Board of Directors, Committee Chairs and Members are especially encouraged to attend.


  2. Saturday, June 21, 2003, 8:00-10:00 pm
    CALA 2003 2nd Board Meeting
    Courtyard by Marriott Downtown, Room: Alexander (ALA Hotel no. 6)


  3. Sunday, June 22, 2003, 2:00-4:00 pm
    CALA Annual Program
    Hilton Toronto, Room: Camichael/Jackson (ALA Hotel no. 12)


  4. Sunday, June 22, 2003, 4:15-5:30 pm
    CALA Membership Meeting
    Hilton Toronto, Room: Camichael/Jackson (ALA Hotel no. 12)


  5. Sunday, June 22, 2003, 7:00-10:00 pm
    CALA Awards Banquet
    Bayview Garden Restaurant, 89 Chester Street, Toronto, Phone: (416) 971-8811


  6. Monday, June 23, 2003, 8:00-11:00 am
    CALA 2003 3rd Board Meeting
    Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Room: Windsor (ALA Hotel no. 2)
    Newly elected Board of Directors should also attend this meeting.