On behalf of the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) and the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), we are so thrilled to announce that both organizations received an IMLS grant entitled, "Path to Leadership: National Forum on Advancing APIA Librarianship."

We are very excited for this new collaboration between both associations! We are thrilled to have received this $100,000 federal grant to launch a national forum supporting leadership development opportunities for Asian American and Pacific Islander American library workers!

We extend our thanks to the following members for their extraordinary support, feedback, guidance, and leadership during the application process and for implementation phase:

CALA Executive Director Dr. Lian Ruan

APALA Executive Director Lessa Kanani’opua Pelayo-Lozada

APALA Immediate Past President Candice Wingyee Mack

APALA Past President Alanna Aiko Moore

In addition, we like to thank members from the APALA Executive Board 2020-2021 and the CALA Executive Committee 2020-2021 for their input and support.

A call for applicants to participate in the forum will be sent out in the fall. Stay tuned for more information!

All best,
Ray Pun and Wenli Gao
APALA President 2021-2022 and CALA President 2021-2022