Upcoming CALA Virtual and ALA Annual 2022 Events

Path to Leadership #3 Webinar: Mixed Race Voices in the Asian Pacific Islander Community (APALA and CALA co-sponsored)
Date/Time: 5/31, Tuesday, 12-1 pm PT / 2-3 pm CT / 3-4 pm ET
Description/Registration: Zoom Link

CALA Awards Ceremony & Board of Directors Meeting III
Date/Time: 6/17, Friday, 1-2:30 pm PT / 3-4:30 pm CT / 4-5:30 pm ET
Description/Registration: Zoom Link

IMLS Reunion Event (for Path to Leadership Forum Participants Only)
Date/Time: 6/24, Friday, 1-2 pm ET
Location: Washington Convention Center, 144B-C

APALA President’s Program 2022 - Change in and Barriers to Library Leadership for Asian and Pacific American Library Workers: A Panel Discussion (co-sponsored by CALA)
Date/Time: 6/25, Saturday, 10-11 am ET
Location: Washington Convention Center, 209A-B
Description: In 2020, the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) celebrated its 40th anniversary and in 2023, the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) will celebrate its 50th anniversary. Both associations have reached important milestones and achievements. The leaders and volunteers in each association created opportunities to support and uplift Asian American and Pacific Islander library leaders over decades. This panel discussion will center on the voices of AAPI library leaders and their challenges and opportunities in the profession at large, and how to rethink about new opportunities going forward. Based on an IMLS funded project called, “Path to Leadership,” the discussion will focus on the experiences of invited forum participants and how they envision change in the profession at large and its leadership going forward. This session is co-sponsored by the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA).
Speakers: Ray Pun, APALA President 2021-22 and Moderator
Elizabeth Joseph, Ferguson Library
Denise Quintel, Middle Tennessee State University
Caterina Reed, Stony Brook University Libraries
Amanda E. Landis, Smithsonian Libraries

CALA President’s Program 2022 - Building Asian and Pacific American Library Leaders for the Future: A Panel Discussion (co-sponsored by APALA)
Date/Time: 6/25, Saturday, 11-1 pm ET (CALA Membership/Poster Session from 11-12 pm and CALA Panel Discussion 12-1 pm)
Location: Washington Convention Center 204B
Description: From 11-12 pm, there will be a CALA Membership/Poster Session where CALA members will showcase their projects in poster formats. All are welcome to attend. From 12-1 pm, it will be a panel discussion. In 2023, the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) will celebrate its 50th anniversary and in 2020, the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) celebrated its 40th anniversary. Both associations have promoted opportunities to volunteers in leadership opportunities, and have achieved critical milestones for AAPI library workers. This panel discussion will center on the voices of AAPI library leaders and their challenges and opportunities in the profession at large, and how to rethink about expanding new opportunities going forward. Based on an IMLS funded project called, “Path to Leadership,” the discussion will center on the experiences of invited forum participants and how they envision change in the profession in large and its leadership going forward. The session is co-sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA).
Speakers: Wenli Gao, CALA President 2021-22 and Moderator
Anna Coats, Newark Public Library
Tarida Anantachai, North Carolina State University Libraries
Crystal Chen, New York Public Library
Binh Le, Penn State University Libraries

Joint Council of Librarians of Color (JCLC) Reception Event
Date/Time: 6/25 Saturday, 5-6:30 pm ET
Location: Marriott Marquis, Shaw/LeDroit Park Rooms, 901 Massachusetts Ave NW
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ALA Awards and ALA President Patty Wong’s Program: Advancing the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Story: A Conversation with Publishers, Literacy Advocates, and Storytellers
Date/Time: 6/26, Sunday, 3:30-5:30 pm ET
Location: Washington Convention Center, Ballroom ABC
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ALA President Inaugural Luncheon (Ticketed Event)
Date/Time: 6/28, Tuesday, 12:30-3 pm ET
Location: Marriott Marquis, Marquis Ballroom Salon 1-5, 901 Massachusetts Ave NW
Description from ALA: Join ALA President Patricia (Patty) Wong in honoring incoming President Lessa Kanani’opua Pelayo-Lozada and incoming Division Presidents at this Inaugural Luncheon. This elegant event will immediately follow the Closing General Session and includes food, entertainment, and more. Tickets can be purchased when you register for the conference or added at a later date.
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