Southeast Chapter

DATE:  June 1, 2009

MEMBER ROSTER:

Hanrong
Wang: President

Lilli
Li: Vice President

Li
Zhang: Treasurer

Ying
Zhang: Membership Officer

IS THIS AN Interim or annual REPORT? __ Interim _X_Annual

LIST SIGNIFICANT ACTIVITIES THE COMMITTEE HAS DONE SINCE LAST REPORT:

1)   
Officers

The
new officer group is formed according to nomination, election process. The new
officers are:

Lili
Li: President, (lilili@georgiasouthern.edu)

Min
Tong: Vice President, (mtong@mail.ucf.edu)

Lou
Zhou: Treasurer, (luo.zhou@duke.edu), 

Membership
Officer: Yingqi Tang, (tang@jsu.edu)

2)   
Membership

There
are forty current members in Southeast Chapter, including eleven new members
(28% increase), and nine life members.

3)   
Annual
Activity

The
Chapter's Annual Conference was held on April 17, 2009 in conjunction with "The
BIGGER (Bibliographic Instruction Group for Georgia's Eastern Region)
Conference" of Georgia Southern University. There are about 40 librarians and
other professionals attended this conference. Two CALA Southeast Chapter
members: Bob Fernekes and LiLi Li, attended this conference.

4)   
Other
Related Activities

a)
Members working hard to strengthen the relationship & communication between
CALA and China.
Many thanks to Dr. Chih Wang, Professor Lili Li and Professor Hanrong Wang, Jacksonville State
University in Alabama was selected to host two Chinese
library directors in July 14-18, 2009 as part of "Think Globally Act Globally"
U.S.-China Librarian Collaboration Project.

b)
Chapter members served on CALA committees:

Miao
Jin (Co-Chair): Best Book Award Committee

Hanrong
Wang: Constitution and Bylaw Committee

Wenxian
Zhang: Sally C. Tseng Professional Development Grant Committee & Conference

Travel Grant Ad Hoc
Committee

Katherine
Sun: Awards Committee

Min
Tong: Membership Committee, Nominating Committee

Suhua
Fan: Annual Conference Program Planning Committee

Nancy
Hershoff: Publications Committee

C)
Members working hard in their professional areas including presentations,
publications, and broadcasting CALA. 
These include but not limited to:

  • Professor Lili Li, has recently
    published a new book "Emerging
    Technologies for Academic Libraries in the Digital Age
    "
    (Chandos Publishing (Oxford)
    Ltd, 2008).On October 22, 2008, Mr. Li presented a paper entitled
    "Evolving Library Information Services in the Digital Age" at
    the 4th Shanghai International Library Forum 2008 (SILF 2008).
  • Professor Hanrong Wang & Carley
    Suther. "Modern Distance Education in China:
    Developments, Challenges &Trends" in Education in China: 21st Century Issues and
    Challenges,
    NOVA Publication,
    2008.

 

  • Dr. Shali Zhang received
    a federal grant of $862,000 from the IMLS Laura Bush 21st century
    Librarian Program. The grant fund will help recruit twelve ethnic minority
    students into a two-year masters degree at the library and information
    science program at UNCG (http://www.uncg.edu/ure/news/stories/2008/jun/imls062608.htm).
    She also
    presented a lecture at the Chinese Librarians Summer Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
    "Collection Management and Challenges at U.S. University Libraries." In
    September 2008, Dr. Zhang presented a paper at the Third Reforma National
    Conference in El Paso,
    Texas, "Equal Higher
    Educational Opportunity for All: a Survey on State Legislature Actions for
    Undocumented Students."  She
    contributed a paper to the 2008 Annual Conference of the Library Society
    of China held in Chongqing, China, "Recruiting Content for Institutional
    Repositories: A Case at the University of North Carolina at
    Greensboro."  The paper received the first Prize Award from the
    conference (http://www.lsc.org.cn/CN/News/2008
    10/EnableSite_ReadNews1120725861225209600.html
    ). She gave a
    presentation at the 2008 Annual Conference of the Library Society of China
    held in Chongqing, China, "CALA Volunteering
    Projects," on behalf of CALA. Dr. Zhang represented CALA to participate in
    the 2008 Annual Conference of the Library Society of China held in Chongqing, China (http://www.lsc.org.cn/CN/News/2008-10/EnableSite_ReadNews1120725731225209600.html).
  • Dr. Chih Wang was selected and included
    in Who's Who in America,
    2009, for which his name was placed on the headline of the online World
    Journal
    , 081308 (A briefing was sent to CALA Newsletter for Fall,
    2008). He is also admitted to Chinese-American Academic and Professional
    Association in Southeastern United States and participated in its 32nd
    Annual Conference held in Atlanta,
    GA on July 25-27, 2008. He
    also wrote and put out several Chinese essays:
    "Kuam's Andrew Wang."  Part 1&2 .  Atlanta Chinese News. November 14 & 21, 2008.  A8. ("觀島王科長。" A.  美國僑治亞州: 《亞特蘭大新 聞》.
    "Review of The Philosophy of Lao Chang by Lao She." 
    Atlanta Chinese News.  October
    24, 2008,  A8. ("簡介老舍著《老張的哲學。》" 美國僑治亞州: 《亞 特蘭大新聞。》 二00八年十月二十四日,A8。
    "Mom
    Yang Has Gone!--An Essay In memory of Mrs. Yang."  Atlanta Chinese News.  August
    15, 2008.  A8 ("麗伯母走了!" 美國僑治亞州:《亞特蘭大新聞。》 二00八年八月十五日,A8。 )
    "Noise on Green Cards."  Atlanta Chinese News
    July 11, 2008.  A8. ("綠卡、綠卡。" 美國僑治亞州: 《亞特蘭大新聞。》 二00八年七月十一日,A8。 )

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