Call for nomination for the CALA 2019 - 2020 Distinguished Service Award

Dear CALA members:

Please remember to submit your nomination packet by Friday, February 28, 2020.

The 2019-2020 CALA Best Service Awards Committee invites you to nominate candidates for the CALA 2019 - 2020 Distinguished Service Award.

The CALA Distinguished Service Award is given annually to an individual member who consistently demonstrates outstanding leadership and achievements in library and information services at the national and/or international level. Nominees who have made significant contributions and services to CALA and the advancement of Chinese-American librarianship will receive special consideration from the 2019-2020 CALA Best Service Awards Committee. This Award is the highest and long-standing recognition given by the Association. Candidates will all be evaluated equally regardless of age, gender, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, or length of service to the profession.

The nominee must be a current CALA member and no individual member may receive the award more than once.

The CALA 2019-2020 Distinguished Service Award recipient will be announced prior to the 2020 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL.  A plaque with citation will be presented to the recipient at the 2020 CALA Awards Banquet during the 2020 ALA Annual Conference.

Nomination package must be submitted in English including:

  1. A formal nomination letter from the nominator,
  2. 3 - 5 supporting letters,
  3. Candidate's vita,
  4. Samples of publications (no more than 5),
  5. Awards and honors received,
  6. Leadership and achievement supporting documentations,
  7. Other supporting documentations.

Please submit the nomination package by Friday, February 28, 2020 to both co-chairs: Leping He, Co-Chair ( and Wei Peng, Co-Chair (


2019-2020 CALA Best Service Awards Committee

Leping He, Co-Chair (

Wei Peng, Co-Chair (

Crystal Chen, Member (

Qinghua Xu, Member (

Yan He, Member (