2013 Annual Program at ALA - Chicago

2013 CALA/ALA Annual Conference: “Together We Make a Difference: Celebrate CALA 40 Years and Beyond!”
   Sunday, June 30, 2013 
Westin Chicago River North, Astor Ballroom
320 N Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60654.


CALA Annual Program Committee cordially invites all of you to attend the 2013 CALA Annual Conference, which will be held from 1:00-2:30pm on Sunday June 30 at the Astor Ballroom of Westin Chicago River North.

       Speakers        Poster    Award Banquet   Donors     Greeting Letters    Contact   Conference Evaluation Results


    Dr. Tze-chung Li served as official at Ministry of Justice, Ministry of National Defense, Taiwan Provincial Government, and Examination Yuan, and Director of the National Central Library. Li was librarian at Illinois State University and taught at Nova University, Triton College, Zhejiang University, Soochow University (Taiwan), Suzhou University, East China Normal University, National Taiwan University, and Peking University and was professor and dean at Dominican University Graduate School of Library and Information Science. He also served as advisor to many institutions including Enclopaedia Britannica. He is founding editor of Journal of Library and Information Science, and editor emeritus of World Libraries.

Li published and edited more than 20 books and authored hundreds of articles, translations, and numerous book reviews.

Li received many awards and honors, including best social science book award, Taiwan Provincial Government; Philip D. Sang Excellence in Teaching Award; ROC government citations; Honorary Professor, Jiangxi University; and Advisory Professor, East China Normal University. In 2011,Dominican University awarded him Doctor of Human Letters in recognition of his contributions and achievements in librarianship.

    Wilfred Fong, Chief Information Officer and Director of IT & Digital Learning, University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies, is former President of CALA (1995) and Executive Editor of the Journal of Library and Information Science from 1995-2007. He was also Editor of the Asian Pacific Asian Librarians Association (APALA) Newsletter. A Founding Faculty and the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Business and Information Technology at University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Wilfred Fong joined the University in 2003. He helped build the Business and IT programs, and developed the first graduate program in IT security, as well as the inaugural Study Abroad Program at UOIT. Previously, he was the Assistant Dean of the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and initiated a distance education program that was ranked as one of the ten best web-based programs in 2001 by the US News and World Report. CIO Fong has developed and taught courses in information technology and leadership, as well as management. He has been a visiting professor at various universities including Hong Kong, Mexico, Egypt, Kuwait, Korea, Singapore, and Malaysia and is the author of two books and extensive journal articles. He is currently the Program Chair of the 6th International Conference on Hybrid Learning 2013.

    Julia L. Wu (吳黎耀華), She is currently working as the Trustee Emeritus, Los Angeles Community Colleges District Board; Founder and Chair, Performing Arts Foundation for Asian-Americans, and Trustee, Hollywood Arts Council.

From 1973 to 1992, she was appointed by Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan to U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science and served for four terms. In 2004-2008, she was appointed by President George W. Bush to Barry Goldwater Education Excellence and Scholarship Foundation. She was also appointed by Governor Peter Wilson to California Community Colleges Board of Governors (1992-1998), and appointed by Mayor Richard Riordan to the Los Angeles City Commission of Status of Women (1993-2001). She was public elected to the Board of Trustees, Los Angeles Community College District and served for three terms (1987-1999).

Her past career positions also include teaching in the English Department, Los Angeles City College as a professor; Head Librarian, Secondary School , Los Angeles Unified Schools; Assistant Institutions Librarian, Los Angeles County Libraries; Director, Indochinese English Training Program, L.A.U.S.D; West Coast Correspondent, Chinese Program, Voice of America.


    Mingyan Li, Metadata/Cataloging Librarian, William Rainey Harper College, Palatine IL,became a CALA member since 2005. Mingyan Served in various committees in CALA MW chapter including: Program committee (2007 MW Chapter), Archive committee (2007-2008 MW Chapter), Local arrangement committee (2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 MW Chapter) and worked with other chapter members to deliver several successful Annual Programs of CALA MW Chapter. She also served in CALA 2009 Awards Banquet local arrangement committee and participated in various tasks including registration, programming and banquet preparation. Mingyan was recommended by CALA to participate in ALA Emerging Leader Class in 2010. Mingyan holds two Master’s degrees including Master of Library and Information Science and Master of Computer and Information System from Bradley University. Currently, Mingyan serves in various committees in CALA including: CALA Financial Committee (2012-2013), Treasurer of CALA MW Chapter (2011-2014) CALA MW Professional Development Committee (2012-2013)

    Min Tong, a Reference and Instruction Librarian at the Cooper Memorial Library in Clermont, Florida. A unique three-way joint-use library between Lake County Library System, Lake-Sumter Community College and University of Central Florida (UCF), the Cooper Memorial Library serves as the public library for the greater Clermont area as well as an academic library. As a new professional she has been selected and participated in the 2011 American Library Association Emerging Leader Program. Her other honors and awards included the 2010 Excellence in Librarianship Award at UCF and the ACRL 14th National Conference Librarian Scholarship Award.

She holds an MLIS from the University of British Columbia, Canada and an M.A. in Linguistics from the Beijing Language and Culture University, China.

    Ning Zou, received her dual Master of Library and Information Science from Indiana University-Bloomington and Bachelor of Science in Accounting with an Economics minor from Capital University of Economics and Business. Currently, she serves as instruction coordinator at Rebecca Crown Library at Dominican University. Ms. Zou provides leadership in the library’s Information Literacy (IL) program including designing IL and disciplinary-specific workshops, providing research consultation and creating assessment instrument. She also serves as an adjunct faculty at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science and a tenure-track faculty Librarian at the Rosary College of Arts and Sciences. Courses taught: Reference and Online Services, Library User Education and Sophomore Seminar on Searching for China’s Culture Diversity.

Ms. Zou is also actively involved in professional organizations and Chinese learning communities. She is a life member of the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA), president of the CALA Midwest Chapter in 2010-2011. She serves as co-chair of the American Library Association (ALA), Library Instruction Roundtable (LIRT), chair of the board of directors at Xi Lin Northwest Chinese School and board of directors of the nonprofit organization, Dr. C. Moore & Associates Inc. She was selected as the ALA 2010 Emerging Leader and the leading librarian to represent Dominican for the National RAILS project (Rubric Assessment of Information Literacy Skills). Before joining Dominican in 2009, Ning had been an academic librarian and instructor for several years at various institutions including Miami University, Eastern Kentucky University and Trine University.

    Chris Kyauk is a librarian at the San Leandro Public Library in San Leandro, CA. He was a 2010 Spectrum Scholar and a 2011 Emerging Leader, both sponsored by CALA. He also currently serves on the CALA Membership Committee and the Constitution and Bylaws Committee. He has been a CALA member since 2010.


Think Globally, Act Globally: U.S. China Librarian Collaboration

Tze-chung Li

Wilfred Fong

Julia L. Wu

Emerging Leaders


CALA 21st Century Librarian Seminars Series

Celebrating Diversity - Reaching In, Out & Beyond

CALA Members' Contributions

Greater Mid-Atlantic Chapter

Northeast Chapter

Southeast Chapter

Midwest Chapter

Southwest Chapter

Northern California Chapter

Southern California Chapter



Emerald Group Publishing Limited
China Books
China Classics Inc.
Outer Sky Press
Bosca, Inc.


Chou, Yu-lan
Lee, Hua-wei
Li, Tzechung
Hsu, Rosa
Knowles, Em Claire

Greeting Letters:

  1. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn;
  2. Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel
  3. Illinois Senator Mark Kirk
  4. ALA President Maureen Sullivan
  5. Library Society of China
  6. Library Society of China-Academy Committee
  7. Peking University
  8. Harbin Institute of Industry
  9. Greetings from CALA members

Connect / Contact:

Lisa Zhao [zhzhls200@gmail.com]