Annual Conference Program Planning Committee (2008-2009)

DATE: June 3, 2009 

MEMBER ROSTER:

IS THIS AN Interim or annual REPORT? __ Interim _X_Annual

LIST SIGNIFICANT ACTIVITIES THE COMMITTEE HAS DONE SINCE LAST REPORT:

The Committee confirmed the speaker and panels for the Annual Conference Program for 2008-2009 and is working on the final steps, such as program brochure, contacting speakers, etc.

The Theme (same):

"International Outreach and Leadership: CALA 21st Century Librarians Seminar Series"

The Program Description (no change):

To develop formal structure within CALA to coordinate the CALA 21st Century Librarian Seminar Series and other training programs in China is the first action areas in the goal of "Become a Leader in Global Reach Initiatives" in the CALA 2010 Strategic Plan approved by CALA Board on June 10, 2007. With four years' practices, the CALA 21st Century Librarians Seminar Series has conducted in more than ten academic and public libraries in many cities in China. More than 40 CALA members, including former ALA President Barbara Ford, joined the series and trained or exchanged their experience and knowledge with Chinese librarians. The program is to review its origin, development, and impact, share the experience from the series with other librarians nationwide, and plan for the future. Our five panelists will present several successful outreach programs to the Chinese libraries in different views.   


Contents are (no Change):

1. Origin, Development, and Impact [history of series]
2. Major Topics and a Program Structure [content and structure]
3. ALA, LSC (Library Society of China) and the CALA Series [organizations
involved and their contribution]
4. Grant Seeking and Financial Support [resources]
5. Future Plans and Perspective [future developments]

Possible speaker and panels:

Keynote speaker:

Barbara Ford (UIUC, Former ALA President)

Panels:

Guoqing Li (OSU) on Origin, Development, and Future plans

Li Donglai (Dongguan Library), Experience on the CALA 21st Century Librarian Seminar Series

Shu-hua Liu, Anna Xiong, and Hilary Davis on evaluation report

Mengxiong Liu (SJSU) on Grant Seeking and Financial Support

Note:

Lisa Zhao (UIC) will prepare handout for Management of Applications and Preparation of Presentations

NEXT WORK PLAN BEFORE THE ANNUAL PROGRAM ON JULY 12TH 2009:

1.      Finalize the speakers with their individual topics;

2.      Finalize the program brochure

3.      Finalize the program flyer

LIST COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS, IF ANY, TO THE BOARD:

None