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Save the Dates: Upcoming CALA Virtual Events & In Person Activities at ALA Annual Conference 2023 in June

Published on: May 03, 2023

Dear CALA members,

Happy Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in the United States and Asian Heritage Month in Canada!  ALA Annual Conference 2023 in Chicago is coming up next month. If you are presenting at this conference, please add your sessions here: link so others can attend.

We have several meetings in person and virtual that you are invited to join us:

CALA Board of Directors Meeting III (Virtual Meeting on Zoom)

Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Time: 9-10 am HT / 12-1 pm PT / 1-2 pm MT / 2-3 pm CT / 3-4 pm ET

Registration Link

Description: CALA Board of Directors III Meeting. CALA Executive Committee members and all Board of Directors and Chapter Presidents are expected to attend. Observers, especially incoming Board of Director members and incoming Chapter Presidents are welcomed. Agenda has been sent to all Board of Directors. Dorothy Li and Lily Li, the family of the late Dr. Tze-chung Li (founder of CALA) will offer brief celebratory remarks. Registration is required. 

CALA Virtual Membership Meeting & Award Ceremony (on Kumospace)

Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Time: 10-11 am HT / 12-1 pm PT / 1-2 pm MT / 2-3 pm CT / 3-4 pm ET

Registration Link: This meeting will be held on kumospace and NOT on zoom. 

Description: CALA virtual membership meeting & award ceremony will be held on kumospace. Join us to celebrate CALA’s 2022-2023 accomplishments and CALA members receiving awards. Potential CALA members are welcome to join us to learn more about the organization! 

You will need to create a free account first and then click here to access the kumospace: CALA Virtual Membership Meeting. Kumospace is an interactive space that is quite different from zoom and we are trying something different. (Short tutorial on kumospace set up). A recorded version will be shared later. 

CALA President’s Program 2023: A Panel Discussion with NALCo Leaders & Presidents at ALA Annual Conference 2023

Date: Saturday, June 24, 2023

Time: 9-10 am CT 

Location/Room: McCormick Place, Room W183C // Map 

Description: In 2023, the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) turns 50, an important milestone for a National Association of Librarians of Color (NALCo) focused on diversifying the profession and providing leadership and engagement opportunities for Chinese American library workers. To celebrate CALA’s 50th anniversary, this panel discussion brings together presidents from NALCOs: American Indian Library Association (AILA) Black Caucus of American Library Association (BCALA), Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), and REFORMA - The National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and Spanish-Speaking. These associations also comprise the Joint Council of Librarians of Color (JCLC). Each president will share regarding their association’s efforts in achieving 40th or 50th anniversary milestones! ALA Conference Registration is required to attend. Speakers: Vincci Kwong (Moderator/CALA), Ray Pun (CALA), Nichelle M. Hayes (BCALA), Annie Pho (APALA), Richenda Hawkins (AILA), and Romelia Salinas (REFORMA)

CALA Midwest Chapter Annual Program at ALA Annual Conference 2023

Date: Saturday, June 24, 2023

Time: 12:30-3:30 pm CT

Location/Room: McCormick Place, Room W470 // Map 

Description: CALA Midwest Chapter Annual Program: We are pleased to inform you that CALA Midwest Chapter is holding the annual chapter conference in person after three years. It will take place in Chicago on Saturday, June 24, 2023, on the theme of Embracing Growth: Adapting to Changes in Librarianship. We are taking advantage of ALA and CALA being held in Chicago this year. The Midwest Chapter Annual meeting will be on the same day and venue as the CALA President’s Program and the CALA 50th Anniversary Social and Poster presentations. So, members can attend all three events at once in one trip. Note: ALA Conference Registration is required to attend the Midwest Annual Meeting.

CALA 50th Anniversary Social & CALA Poster Presentations at ALA Annual Conference 2023

Date: Saturday, June 24, 2023

Time: 4-5:30 pm CT Reception / 4-5 pm Poster Presentations

Location/Room:  McCormick Place, Room W187B // Map 

Description: Join us to celebrate CALA’s 50th anniversary! Light refreshment will be provided. We also have many poster presentations. List of poster presentations. There will be a special guest attending the session: Kelly Yang, New York Times best selling author and author of Finally Seen and this year’s ALA Honorary Chair for National Library Week. CALA member Susen Shi will introduce and briefly interview her. There will also be free book giveaways – thanks to Penguin Random House Library Marketing and Simon & Schuster! This reception is sponsored by EBSCO, NASIG, SJSU School of Information, OverDrive, and Simon & Schuster. Note: ALA Registration is required to attend.

For a full list of activities, please see here.

We hope to see you in virtual and/or in-person CALA activities!

Thank you,

Ray Pun

CALA President 2022-2023