CALA Occasional Paper Series (OPS) (Discontinued)


The Board of Directors approved to discontinue the Occasional Paper Series (OPS) on August 2, 2017, with the result of 18 approved (85.71%), 2 disapproved, 1 abstained.

1) The papers that were published with OPS will be made available and archived in CALA's Institutional Repository - CALASYS .

2) The manuscripts that are still pending review will be completed reviewing and will be recommended to CALA's official scholarly journal - International Journal of Librarianship (IJOL)



CALA's Occasional Paper Series (OPS) is one of the official publications (ISSN 1941-2037) of the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA). It is an open access publication, and provides opportunities for authors to publish article(s) on any aspect of librarianship on a peer-reviewed, official, and professional platform.


An occasional paper may be a work stemming from the activities and interests of the profession of librarianship; a paper delivered at a conference related to library and information science; a bibliography, index, guide, handbook, research manual, or directory; a report of a survey or study of interest to librarians of all types of libraries; a compilation of existing documents such as library policies or procedures; a concentrated study or analysis of a single idea or concept; or a full-length research paper.

Every issue of an occasional paper is a less-than-book-length academic publication published in the same format with regular intervals but not as rigid as that of periodicals. Each issue will include one or more papers that are on a similar topic or various topics.

Copyright Statement

The author(s) will hold copyright for the published paper(s). No part of the publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior permission of the author(s), except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical reviews and certain other noncommercial uses permitted by copyright law.

Privacy Statement

The authors’ names and email addresses or other personal information will be used exclusively for the journal and will not be released to other parties for any purposes.

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The CALA OPS is being indexed by EBSCO.